Thousands of protesters march against rolling lockdown in Australia

Australia & Oceania 07/25/21, 23:10

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Australia's largest cities as part of a worldwide protest against long-term lockdowns. The Freedom Rally expresses discontent with mandatory lockdowns and restrictions that help contain the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. Many demonstrators complained about being unable to find work, receive federal assistance, or ...

Australia extends Sydney lockdown for a second time

Australia & Oceania 07/14/21, 19:29

The austere stay-at-home orders in Sydney and its surrounding areas will remain in place for two more weeks as the Delta-ignited outbreak has not shown any sign of recoiling, said Australian authorities on Wednesday, July 14.  Sydney entered a strict lockdown period on June 26, when the COVID-19 outbreak, partly fuelled ...

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

Asia & Pacific 12/09/19, 23:37

Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Three Australians were suspected to be among the initial five confirmed dead, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney. “I fear there is worse news to come over ...

Passengers violently ejected from seats on turbulent flight

U.S. 07/12/19, 07:25

Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people ...

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

Entertainment 05/23/19, 03:32

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a total of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages in a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress.The 67-year-old Australian had sued Sydney's The Daily Telegraph's publisher and journalist ...

Global markets rise after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

Business 05/21/19, 05:18

Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. curbs on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei dragged down Wall Street.Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Sydney advanced. Tokyo and Hong Kong declined.Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington's decision to require export licenses for technology ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

Business 05/21/19, 01:02

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney advanced, while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined.Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington's decision to require export licenses for technology sales to ...

Australia’s prime minister set to form majority government

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 00:37

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory.The coalition was returned to power in a stunning result on Saturday night, after ...

Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

Asia & Pacific 05/18/19, 19:36

Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have always believed in miracles," Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

Political hero’s death overshadows Australian campaign

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 19:53

Australia's opposition leader said he wants to win elections on Saturday for his Australian political hero whose death overshadows the final days of campaigning.The death of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke at his Sydney home on Thursday has turned the national focus to the legacy of his center-left Labor Party ...

Israel Folau’s code of conduct hearing begins in Sydney

Sports 05/03/19, 21:27

A code of conduct hearing to determine the playing future of Wallabies star Israel Folau began on Saturday at the headquarters of Rugby Australia.The 30-year-old outside back is appearing before the hearing to fight Rugby Australia's decision to terminate his contract after he posted in mid-April on social media that ...

Asia markets mostly closed, Sydney up after new S&P 500 high

Business 05/01/19, 00:33

Financial markets were mostly closed in Asia on Wednesday for holidays after Wall Street ended a wobbly trading session with meager gains.Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.8% on Wednesday to 6,377.10 after ANZ reported a 2% increase in its profit, kicking off the earnings season for the country's Big Four ...

Asian stocks mixed after new Wall Street high

Business 04/30/19, 00:41

Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a new high and Chinese factory activity grew in April but below the previous month's pace.Benchmarks in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined while Shanghai advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.Purchasing managers' indexes from a business magazine and ...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street hits new highs

Business 04/29/19, 02:23

Asian stock markets were mixed on Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks and the Federal Reserve's update on its U.S. interest rate outlook.Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai and Sydney declined. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday and India was closed for elections.On ...

Asian stocks mixed after new Wall Street highs

Business 04/28/19, 22:55

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks and the Federal Reserve's update on its U.S. interest rate outlook.Benchmarks in Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai and Sydney declined. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.On Wall Street, the benchmark Standard & Poor's ...

Crusaders face Lions in reunion of former finalists

Africa 04/24/19, 20:16

The Christchurch-based Crusaders' rematch Friday with a former Super Rugby finals opponent is likely to emphasize how far ahead of the field they are in this season's title race.The Crusaders will take on the Johannesburg-based Lions, who they met in the 2017 and 2018 finals, winning the first encounter in ...

Asian stocks sink after Wall Street declines

Business 04/18/19, 00:38

Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data.Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed.U.S. stocks fell despite data showing Chinese gross domestic product growth held steady in the latest quarter in the face of a tariff war with Washington ...

American extradited to Australia charged with murder of Thai

U.S. 04/14/19, 02:39

Australian police on Sunday charged a man extradited from the United States with murder in the death of a Thai national, whose body was found bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney road.Alex Dion, 38, was charged with the 2018 murder of Wachira "Mario" Phetmang after he arrived ...

Record-breaking mare Winx wins final race in Australia

Sports 04/13/19, 01:29

Seven-year-old mare Winx won her third consecutive Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday to finish her illustrious career with a 33rd straight win, a record 25th Group One victory and nearly $19 million in prize money.Winx was ridden by Hugh Bowman and trained by Chris Waller."It's over," Bowman said. ...

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