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Basketball officials apologize for Philippines-Australia brawl

Basketball officials from Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for the vicious brawl during a World Cup qualifier on Monday that resulted in the ejection of 13 players. Philippines basketball federation president Alfredo Panlilio and Ned Coten, president of Basketball Australia, said in the statement that the “actions displayed have no place on any basketball court.”

Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.

Tim Cahill finally plays for Australia as Socceroos sent home

Tim Cahill finally got onto the field in his fourth World Cup as Australia was in desperate need of goals. The goals didn’t follow and Cahill had no interest in talking about whether his team’s 2-0 loss to Peru would be his final international appearance for his country. Cahill made a swift exit following the loss.

Australia eliminated, Peru leaves World Cup on high note

Already-eliminated Peru ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory. The Australians had to beat Peru and hope Denmark lost to France in the other Group C match but neither result happened. Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero scored a goal each for Peru.

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Mile Jedinak’s penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup. Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark. But Jussuf Poulsen’s handball after a video review set up Jedinak’s opportunity in the 38th minute.

EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia.

Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia. The French team was given a penalty kick after the referee watched the replay of a foul on the sideline. Antoine Griezmann converted in the 58th minute. Paul Pogba later scored the winning goal in the 81st minute after goal-line technology was used to confirm the ball had crossed the line after bouncing down off the crossbar.

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for its role in the missile attack.

7 found dead with gunshot wounds on west Australia property

Seven people were found dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the tourist town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest on Friday in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police said.

Australian cardinal faces 2 trials on sexual abuse charges

Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will face two trials within months on sex crime allegations spanning decades, a court heard on Wednesday.

Australia, Ireland, NATO join in expelling Russian envoys

Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia denounced the actions as “boorish” and pledged to retaliate.

Eleven nations sign Pacific trade pact as U.S. plans tariffs

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected to formalize new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers.

Australia leader urges U.S. to maintain global leadership role

Australia’s prime minister on Saturday urged the United States to maintain its global leadership role and spoke out against a growing sentiment of isolation in America and elsewhere while highlighting the importance of international partnerships and alliances.

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence.