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Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule

6:36am EDT

SYDNEY The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will cut back her busy schedule as the royal couple enter the last week-and-a-half of their tour to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. | Video

Australia stares at hung parliament as by-election count goes to the wire

5:13am EDT

SYDNEY As the count from a crucial Australian by-election dragged into Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced the possibility that his Liberal party may have been too quick to concede a contest that would reduce his administration to a minority government.

British royals give gift of dignity to Australia's war dead

Oct 19 2018

SYDNEY Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial.

Australian PM calls on regulator to prosecute disgraced bankers

Sep 30 2018

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday it was up to the country's financial regulator to prosecute bankers following the release of a scathing report which found some institutions had pursued profit at the expense of honesty.

Five people found dead in Australian city of Perth: police

Sep 09 2018

SYDNEY Australian police found up to five dead people including a woman and children on Sunday in a suburb of the western city of Perth, a senior officer said.

China engages in Australia's largest maritime drill for first time

Sep 09 2018

SYDNEY China is participating for the first time in Australia's largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the strategic northern port of Darwin.

Australian voters vent anger over turmoil to deal coalition defeat in state poll

Sep 09 2018

SYDNEY Australia's ruling coalition is facing a major defeat in a state by-election after voters vented their frustration over recent political infighting that led to a change in prime minister.

Australian groups launch global wave of climate protests ahead of summit

Sep 07 2018

SYDNEY Tall ships carrying climate change banners sailed into Australia's Sydney Harbour on Saturday launching a wave of protest across 95 countries organized by New York-based lobby group 350.org.

Australian foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp

Aug 26 2018

SYDNEY Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet on Sunday, two days after a bruising leadership battle that toppled former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and led to a major ministerial shake-up.

Trump congratulates new Australian PM after week of political chaos

Aug 25 2018

SYDNEY New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday he had spoken with President Donald Trump and been congratulated by the U.S. leader, who got off to a famously rocky start with former premier Malcolm Turnbull.

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