Stories tagged: australia
Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 8 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said.
Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
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 …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would have been inspired by anger …
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
An online adjunct professor incorrectly told a student that Australia isn’t a country and gave her a failing grade, prompting Southern New Hampshire University to replace the instructor.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
A Sydney Harbor ferry christened Ferry McFerryface three months ago has been renamed after a political squabble.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle made a brief appearance via video link for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday after being charged with 15 offenses, including sexual assault, following his release from …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
An Australian diplomat’s tip appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign, the New York Times …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
One of Australia’s oldest naval mysteries has been solved after the discovery of the wreck of the country’s first submarine more than 103 years after its disappearance in World War …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Two female couples tied the knot in Australia’s first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Canada has ditched a plan to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters from U.S.-based Boeing and will instead buy 18 used F-18 fighters from Australia.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Australia’s Parliament voted Thursday to allow same-sex marriage across the nation, following a bitter debate settled by a much-criticized government survey of voters that strongly endorsed change.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Gay rights advocates celebrated outside Australia’s Parliament House on Thursday in anticipation of same-sex marriage being legalized within hours.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk is on track to deliver on a promise by building the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in the Australian Outback within 100 days, an official …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
A century to the day after Australian troops broke through Ottoman defenses in a daring First World War victory, nearly 200 horsemen – including descendants of the soldiers – paraded …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
An Australian state took a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia on Friday, 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Leaders of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have traveled to Rome to discuss “the restoration of trust” amid a sex abuse scandal involving Australian cardinal George Pell, a top adviser …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
Let’s have the debate. Let’s open the airwaves and the halls of Congress, the classrooms and the town squares, to a vigorous debate about gun violence and how to stop …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Health care is just as much a right for citizens using the multi-payer systems of France, Germany and the Netherlands as it is for Canadians under single-payer.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation’s same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said …