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Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morriso...

Former Australian PM accuses Beijing of exploiting Western nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday (Aug. 9) accused Beijing of exploiting the West and called for an Australia-Indian trade agreement to decrease econo...

Australia flags democracies’ trade swing from China to India

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian special envoy and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a free trade agreement between his nation and India would signal the “democratic world’...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2020. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septe...

Brexit talks deadlocked: UK plans to override parts of EU withdrawal deal

The UK government is planning legislation that will override key parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, British newspaper the Financial Times has reported. The so-called internal market bill, due ...

UK urged to drop ex-Australia PM Abbott from trade envoy job

LONDON (AP) — Prominent equality and environmental activists, including “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen, have urged the British government to drop plans to make former Australian Prime Minister ...

Tony Abbott for UK post-Brexit trade role sparks outrage

The British government faced calls Friday not to appoint former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to a top trade role, with critics describing him as "misogynistic." Abbott arrived in L...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 26 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the police shooting of Jacob Blake:...

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: BARR MULLS RESIGNATION The attorney general tells people close to him ...

Australian PM's leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As his country burned, Australia's prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home and abroad for his dismis...

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the cente...

Australian election vote count reveals close contest

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The vote count in Australia’s general election on Saturday was proving closer than opinion polls had predicted, with the ruling conservative coalition appearing ...

A mystery to many, Australian PM is a tough sell at election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison has carried an unusual burden for an Australian prime minister campaigning for election on Saturday. As well as explaining why Australians should vote for him...