Australian general says US warns war crime allegations could prevent work with Australia’s SASMay 31, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States has warned that allegations of war crimes against Australian soldiers in Afghanistan could prevent U.S. forces from working with Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment, Australia’s defense force chief said on Wednesday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Hamilton-based Chiefs will take top seeding into the quarterfinals of Super Rugby Pacific after beating the ACT Brumbies 31-21 in Canberra on Saturday.
The Chiefs are now safe in first place with 54 points, seven points clear of the Christchurch-based Crusaders (47), heading into next weekend's final regular-season rounds.
China’s trade-pact bid ‘impossible’ for Australia to approve while Beijing’s sanctions remain, sources sayMay 22, 2023 GMT
China failed to secure a public endorsement from Australia to join a Pacific Rim-focused trading bloc during a recent high-profile visit to Beijing by Australia's trade minister, multiple sources tell the Post.
Nick Kyrgios out of French Open due to foot injuryMay 18, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open due to a foot he injured at his Canberra home after a man allegedly threatened his mother with a gun and stole his car, according to Australian media.
Australia rules out Quad summit going ahead in Sydney without Biden, but Modi still plans visitMay 17, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has ruled out a Quad summit taking place in Sydney without President Joe Biden, saying the four leaders will talk at the Group of Seven meeting this weekend in Japan.
Australia PM to give allegiance to king but wants presidentMay 5, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Friday he would declare his allegiance to King Charles III at the monarch’s coronation despite believing that Australia should have its own head of state.
Australia PM: US effort to extradite Assange not worth itMay 5, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed frustration at the United States’ continuing efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange, saying: “There is nothing to be served by his ongoing incarceration.”
AP Was There: Covering the previous coronation in BritainMay 4, 2023 GMT
It might just be the coolest caption in newspaper history: “AP Wirephoto via jet bomber from London”
On Saturday, The Associated Press will deploy a small army of writers, photographers, radio correspondents and video journalists to cover the coronation of Britain’s King Charles III.
Kyrgios helps police catch man who allegedly stole his TeslaMay 2, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tennis star Nick Kyrgios helped police catch a man who allegedly stole his Tesla at gunpoint from a home in Australia’s capital city, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday.
Australian opposition against Indigenous Voice in ParliamentApril 5, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s main opposition party on Wednesday decided to oppose the government’s model for constitutional recognition of Indigenous people in a development that appears to doom the prospects of a successful referendum this year.
Crusaders beat Blues in Super Rugby; Chiefs, ACT also winMarch 18, 2023 GMT
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Leicester Fainga’anuku scored three tries for the Christchurch-based Crusaders who held on to beat the Auckland-based Blues 34-28 Saturday in a repeat of last year’s final in Super Rugby Pacific.
Australian pleads guilty to killing gay American in 1988February 23, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in the death 35 years ago of an American who fell from a Sydney clifftop that was known as a gay meeting place, with the victim’s family welcoming the turning point in their long campaign for justice.
Kyrgios pleads guilty to assault, has no conviction recordedFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios apologized for shoving a former girlfriend to the ground two years ago after he escaped conviction Friday on a charge of common assault.
Thursday’s Sports In BriefFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged in a warrant with pointing a gun at a woman and threatening her, according to court documents.
Mixon faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing, according to the documents, which were filed Thursday in Hamilton County Municipal Court and obtained by The Associated Press.
China-Australia relations: Beijing’s coking coal order another sign of fast-thawing tiesJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
Chinese buyers have booked another shipment of coal from Australia in a further sign that Beijing's unofficial block on imports of the commodity from the resource powerhouse could be lifted amid a thawing of diplomatic tension.
Nick Kyrgios out of Australian Open, will have knee surgeryJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A “devastated” Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the Australian Open on Monday — the day before he was scheduled to play his first-round singles match — because of an injured left knee that needs arthroscopic surgery.
West Indies draw tour match ahead of 1st test vs AustraliaNovember 26, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Raymon Reifer and Joshua Da Silva combined to help the West Indies eke out a draw in the pink-ball tour match against the Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval on Saturday.
Chasing 309 for victory after the PM XI’s sporting declaration at 221-4 late on Friday, the Caribbean side played conservatively after the fall of the eighth wicket with eight overs to go, finishing on 277-8 in the four-day match.
West Indies set 309 for victory in tour match in AustraliaNovember 25, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Matthew Renshaw sent another strong message to Australian cricket selectors with an unbeaten century on the third day of a pink-ball tour match against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on Friday.
West Indies to bowl 1st in 4-day tour match before 1st testNovember 23, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The West Indies will bowl first as the Caribbean side completes its build-up for the first of two test matches against Australia beginning Nov. 30 in Perth.
The visitors are playing a four-day match against a Prime Minister's X1 at Manuka Oval.
Australia ratifies free trade deals with India and BritainNovember 22, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Parliament passed bilateral free trade agreements with India and Britain on Tuesday, leaving those partner nations to bring the deals into force.
The deals are crucial for Australia to diversify its exports from the troubled Chinese market to India and to Britain’s need to forge new bilateral trade relations since it left the European Union.
West Indies draw warmup match to open 2-test Australian tourNovember 19, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several West Indian batters had lackluster results as the visitors played to a draw in a three-day tour match Saturday against a combined New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory XI.
Climate protesters target Warhol art in Australian galleryNovember 9, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Climate protesters in Australia on Wednesday scrawled graffiti and glued themselves to an Andy Warhol artwork depicting Campbell's soup cans but didn't appear to damage the piece because it's encased in glass.
Former US pilot who worked in China arrested in AustraliaOctober 26, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former U.S. military pilot and flight instructor who ran an aviation consultancy in China is in custody in Australia awaiting an extradition request from his homeland on an undisclosed charge, officials said Wednesday.
Australia urged to ‘entrench’ role as China’s ‘indispensable’ commodities supplier after trade bans ‘fail’October 21, 2022 GMT
Australia should work to "entrench" its position as a key commodities supplier to China for the benefit of its economy despite ongoing tensions, according to a report from an independent Australian think tank.
Series finale washed out, England beats Australia 2-0October 14, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — England settled for a 2-0 series win over Australia in a warmup series for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup after the third match was washed out on Friday following several delays for rain.
Homes inundated by swollen rivers in Australian floodsOctober 14, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Homes were flooded in Melbourne and other cities in Australia’s southeast on Friday with rivers forecast to remain dangerously high for days.
About 70 residents were told to leave the suburb of Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s northwest, along with hundreds in the Victoria state cities of Benalla and Wedderburn, authorities said.
Malan, Curran help England to T20 series win over AustraliaOctober 12, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dawid Malan posted 82 to lead the batting and Sam Curran snared three wickets to help England clinch a series victory over Australia with an eight-run win Wednesday that will be a setback for the hosts ahead of their title defense at the Twenty20 World Cup.
Solomon Islands leader rules out China base in his countryOctober 6, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands prime minister assured Australia on Thursday that he would not “endanger his country” by allowing China to establish a naval base in the South Pacific.
Man stands trial for rape in Australian Parliament HouseOctober 4, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government staffer described herself “as drunk as she’d ever been in her life” on the night she alleges she was raped inside the Australian Parliament House, a prosecutor told a jury on Tuesday.
Tennis star Kyrgios to fight charge on mental health groundsOctober 4, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios will apply to have an assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds, his lawyer told an Australian court on Tuesday.
Lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith appeared on behalf of Kyrgios in a court in the tennis star's hometown of Canberra and asked for an adjournment so forensic mental health reports could be prepared.
Australian firms seek ‘practical ways’ to boost trade, economic ties amid Beijing, Canberra tensionsSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
Australian businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong are calling for closer engagement amid unresolved political and trade disputes between Beijing and Canberra.
Horse trainer, wheelchair athlete to attend royal funeralSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday his official delegation to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next week will include racehorse trainer Chris Waller and wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott.
Australian FM warns East Timorese against Chinese debtSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign minister used a visit to East Timor on Thursday to warn the nation against going into “unsustainable debt” to the Chinese on a major gas project.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong said she discussed with East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta the Greater Sunrise, a $50 billion gas field beneath the seabed that separates their two countries.
Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has court case adjourned to OctoberAugust 23, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tennis star Nick Kyrgios didn’t appear in an Australian court on Tuesday and had his case of common assault adjourned until Oct. 4.
The 27-year-old Kyrgios, who was not required to attend the Australian Capital Territory Magistrates Court, was represented by his lawyer Michael Kukulies-Smith.
Former Australian PM Morrison took on extra powers in secretAugust 16, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday accused his predecessor Scott Morrison of “trashing democracy” after revealing that while Morrison was in power, he took on five ministerial roles without the knowledge of most other lawmakers or the public.
Australian charged with shooting at windows inside airportAugust 15, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was charged with three weapons offenses Monday after he allegedly used a handgun inside the Canberra Airport to fire multiple shots at airport windows.
Australia reviews Chinese aluminium imports amid anti-dumping probe with more ‘trade skirmishes’ expectedAugust 9, 2022 GMT
Australia has initiated another anti-dumping investigation into Chinese aluminium extrusions, which have a wide variety of uses including construction, as the "long game" between Beijing and Canberra continues.
Australia calls for cooling of Taiwan Strait tensionsAugust 8, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Monday called for a cooling of tensions after Beijing accused her of “finger-pointing” in her criticism of China’s military exercises in response to U.S.
Ukraine President Zelenskyy says China must not help RussiaAugust 3, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Australian university students that China must not help Russia in its war against his homeland and remain at least neutral.
Zelenskyy addressed 21 Australian universities Wednesday in an online discussion hosted by the Australian National University in Canberra.
Australian Parliament considers lifting euthanasia banAugust 1, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A new bill was introduced in the Australian Parliament on Monday seeking to lift a 25-year ban on doctor-assisted dying in two territories.
Australia’s sparsely populated Northern Territory in 1995 became the first place in the world to legalize voluntary euthanasia.
Tennis player Nick Kyrgios’ court date postponed by 3 weeksJuly 29, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon tennis finalist Nick Kyrgios’ court date to face a common assault charge has been postponed by three weeks.
The charge relates to an incident in January 2021 that was reported to Australian Capital Territory police in December.
Lauren Jackson set to return for Australia’s Opals at age 41June 22, 2022 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson is set to rejoin the national team at the age of 41 in a bid for another world championship medal.
Jackson, a seven-time WNBA All-Star who led Australia to a world championship title in 2006 and won four Olympic medals, hasn’t played for the Opals for nine years but was tempted to return for a women's World Cup on home soil in September.
Australian minister visits New Zealand during Pacific tripJune 17, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new foreign minister on Thursday made New Zealand the first stop on her third Pacific trip in a month as Canberra steps up efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region.
Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator PocockJune 14, 2022 GMT
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and the retired rugby star still didn’t know if had a new day job in politics.
China’s envoy to Australia says 2 nations at ‘new juncture’June 13, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China’s ambassador to Australia says relations between the two countries are at a “new juncture” with the election of a new Australian government and the first minister-to-minister talks in more than two years.
Australia marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throneJune 2, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joked Thursday that his own birth was somewhat delayed by Queen Elizabeth II because his pregnant mother had insisted on driving past a tribute to the British monarch on her way to the hospital.
New Australian government includes record 13 women ministersJune 1, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government sworn in Wednesday includes a record 13 women, including the first female Muslim to serve in the role and the second Indigenous person named Indigenous Affairs minister.
Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summitMay 23, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday and flew to Tokyo for a summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher action on climate change.
Blues seek 1st place Super Rugby finish in Brumbies clashMay 19, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Blues have the chance to seal first place in Super Rugby Pacific when they play the second-place Brumbies on Saturday in the 14th of 15 regular-season rounds.
The Auckland-based Blues currently are atop the table with 50 points after 11 straight wins.
New Zealand teams sweep Aussies in Super Rugby PacificMay 15, 2022 GMT
A clean sweep by New Zealand teams in the important 13th round of Super Rugby Pacific appears an ill omen for their Australian rivals with the playoffs now only three weeks away.
The round saw the first clashes this season of the top Australian and New Zealand teams and results may have dampened confidence in Australia after their early successes in trans-Tasman matches.
NZ sides Crusaders, Highlanders win in Super Rugby PacificMay 13, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Christchurch-based Crusaders took advantage of an injury-depleted ACT side to beat the Brumbies 37-26 in a Super Rugby Pacific match on Friday.
It was the 11th straight win by the Crusaders over the Canberra-based Brumbies.
Finally: Brumbies-Crusaders game excites fans in Super RugbyMay 12, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The marquee meeting of the Crusaders and Brumbies in Super Rugby Pacific on Friday may be a test of the popularity and durability of the tournament as much as the respective strength of two potential champions.
Debate sparks over China’s interest in Australian electionMay 5, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's defense policy debate heated up when the defense minister said there was evidence that the Chinese Communist Party wanted Australia’s government to change at the May 21 election because a center-left Labor Party administration would attempt to appease Beijing.
Sydney man gets 12 years for murdering gay American in 1988May 3, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison Tuesday for the 1988 murder of an American who fell off a Sydney cliff that was known as a gay meeting place.
Sydney man admits pushing gay American off a cliff in 1988May 2, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday.
Can India fill the China-shaped hole in Australia’s economy?May 1, 2022 GMT
Australia and India 's free-trade negotiations dragged on for years, but amid frail trade and political relations with China, the deal " albeit one with training wheels " recently turned around quickly.
Australian, New Zealand clubs set to face off in Super RugbyApril 21, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Hamilton-based Chiefs and New South Wales Waratahs meet Friday in the first trans-Tasman match in Super Rugby Pacific, kicking off a new phase of the competition and measuring the relative strength of the Australian and New Zealand franchises.
Australia to send armored vehicles to Ukraine after requestApril 1, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that Australia will send armored Bushmaster vehicles to Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy specifically asked for them while appealing to Australian lawmakers for more help in Ukraine's war against Russia.
Ukrainian president requests Australian armored vehiclesMarch 31, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed directly to Australian lawmakers Thursday for more help in its war against Russia, including armored vehicles and tougher sanctions.
UK spy chief says Russian soldiers disobey orders in UkraineMarch 31, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Demoralized Russian soldiers in Ukraine were refusing to carry out orders and sabotaging their own equipment and had accidentally shot down their own aircraft, a U.K. intelligence chief said on Thursday.