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CANBERRA, Australia | The Latest: Australian ruling party names Morrison next PM

CANBERRA, Australia  — The Latest on Australian political leadership change (all times local): 1 p.m. Australia’s ruling party has chosen Treasurer Scott Morrison to become the next prime minister. Morrison will replace Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, who is expected to resign. Friday’s ballot among Liberal Party lawmakers means Australia’s sixth change of prime minister in … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | The Latest: Australian ruling party names Morrison next PM

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia ruling party chooses Treasurer Morrison as next PM

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia ruling party chooses Treasurer Morrison as next PM

CANBERRA, Australia | Australian ruling party to choose new prime minister

CANBERRA, Australia  — Australia appears set to get its sixth change of prime minister in 11 years on Friday in a ballot of government lawmakers which would continue an era of extraordinary political instability. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is among the favorites and would be Australia’s second female prime minister. Other favorites include Treasurer Scott … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australian ruling party to choose new prime minister

SINGAPORE | Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

SINGAPORE  — A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated cyber attackers who may be state-linked, a Cabinet minister said Monday. S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, said in Parliament that the government’s detailed analysis of last month’s cyberattack on SingHealth records found it was the work … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

Same-sex marriage a key issue as Costa Ricans elect leader

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica/February 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. Evangelical candidate Fabricio Alvarado recently vaulted into first place in the polls after he took a strong stance against gay marriage, which about two-thirds … Continue reading Same-sex marriage a key issue as Costa Ricans elect leader