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CANBERRA, Australia | Australia blames state actor for hacking political parties

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says a “sophisticated state actor” is behind a cyberattack on Parliament’s computing network that affected the networks of major political parties. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday didn’t identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” on Feb. 8. A joint statement from House of … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia blames state actor for hacking political parties

CANBERRA, Australia | Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain came to the Australian capital on Thursday to thank the prime minister for his freedom. Hakeem al-Araibi flew to Canberra on Wednesday, only a day after arriving home in Melbourne on a flight … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

CANBERRA, Australia | Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player has returned home to a celebrity welcome in Australia hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs were waiting at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday when Hakeem al-Araibi arrived on a commercial … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia ends residency of high-profile Chinese businessman

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia ends residency of a wealthy Chinese property developer and political donor, but the foreign minister said she doesn’t expect Beijing to protest. Media reported on Wednesday that Australian officials have denied Sydney resident Huang Xiangmo a passport, leaving him stranded in Beijing. Huang was born in southern China but moved … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia ends residency of high-profile Chinese businessman

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel’s capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the idea was suggested to him by a former ambassador to Israel, … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

CANBERRA, Australia | Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

CANBERRA, Australia — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday. The announcement came hours after Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Hundreds of people … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

CANBERRA, Australia | Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia — Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from Parliament on Friday, triggering a by-election that could bring down the unpopular conservative government. Disgruntled lawmakers in Turnbull’s conservative Liberal Party replaced him as prime minister with his treasurer, Scott Morrison, in a party ballot last Friday. The government has trailed the center-left opposition … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Former Australian prime minister quits Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia | US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry. The group is calling on her supporters to … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia