More Australia Articles

  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who's rounding up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince...

  • Britain's Prince William bids Australia farewell

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit. "We go away with wonderful memories and George goes away...

  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the missing Malaysian plane. The Australian...

  • Royals get Aboriginal gifts in Australian Outback

    SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, received a traditional Aboriginal welcome to the Australian Outback on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the tiny town of Yulara, near the bright red sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Members of a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.



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