More Australia Articles

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Angus Houston has become the global face of the massive...

  • Royal couple enjoy sheep-shearing demo Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Friday morning at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, an annual fair that...

  • Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

    SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday stopped in the Blue Mountains town of Winmalee to meet with firefighters...

  • Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep. New South Wales Premier Barry...

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said...

  • Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Australia have agreed on a free trade deal that both sides say will yield windfalls for their economies. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, announced the pact, Japan's first with a major agricultural economy, at a news...

  • Did US defense cuts shorten your career? No worries, mate, Australia wants you

    Are you a member of the finest military the world has ever seen, who might be out of a job soon and is looking to get a nice tan? Then you're in luck: Australia is hiring. Even as U.S. defense spending dwindles, Australia may be looking to almost double its budget. A white paper released last...

  • Fat Duck restaurant flying Down Under for 6 months

    LONDON (AP) — The Fat Duck is heading Down Under. Innovative British chef Heston Blumenthal has announced plans to pack up his Michelin-starred restaurant and fly it to Australia for a six-month stay. The restaurant in the village of Bray, west of London, will close temporarily in January,...

  • Australian PM vows search for jetliner will go on

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — The weekslong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is "an extraordinarily difficult exercise" but it will go on as long as possible, Australia's prime minister said Monday. Tony Abbott told reporters in Perth, the base for the search, that although no debris has...

  • Weather stops plane hunt as China demands data

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Bad weather suspended the search Tuesday for any remains of a Malaysian jetliner as China demanded information a day after Malaysia's leader said the heartbreaking conclusion was that Flight 370 had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors. Planes...

  • Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under. Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBIs to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Dee Gordon and Juan...

  • Mystery of missing passenger jet now 2 weeks old

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Six Australian planes took off Saturday for a third day of scouring the desolate southern Indian Ocean for possible parts of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now lost for two full weeks. Australia promised its best efforts to resolve the mystery, but two days of...

  • China sends ships to search sea west of Australia

    BEIJING (AP) — China is sending three warships and an icebreaker to join the search for possible pieces of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean, the government said Friday. The National Maritime Search and Rescue Center said three warships were en route to the area...

  • Australian anchorwoman: Stop blaming men for your problems

    Natalie Barr, an anchorwoman for Channel Seven in Australia, is telling working women that it's time to stop blaming men every time they don't get a promotion or a job.

  • Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said. The four...



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