Canberra breaks heat record amid wildfire threat

Asia Pacific Feb 2, 2020

Canberra breaks heat record amid wildfire threat

Temperatures in the Australian capital, Canberra, have set a new monthly record amid an advancing wildfire that has prompted a state of emergency declaration, weather service Meteo France said Sunday. The city declared its first state of emergency in nearly two decades last week in ...

Emergency declared for bush fire-threatened Canberra

Asia Pacific Jan 31, 2020

Emergency declared for bush fire-threatened Canberra

Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bush fire bore down on the Australian capital. The chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, said the measure was "effective now and will be in ...

Nara and Canberra celebrate 25 years of sister city ties

National Oct 26, 2018

Nara and Canberra celebrate 25 years of sister city ties

Dignitaries from Japan and Australia commemorated the 25th anniversary of sister city relations between Nara and Canberra on Thursday. Nara City Mayor Gen Nakagawa traveled to the Australian capital to mark the silver anniversary at an event hosted by Japanese Ambassador Sumio Kusaka and attended ...

World Nov 3, 2016

Australian police arrest two linked to Syria militants

Australian police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have fought with Syrian militants and a youth who was stopped at the border allegedly planning to join Islamic State in Syria. The pair were detained in early morning raids in Sydney, underscoring Australia's tough stance ...

Abbott drops defense minister during Cabinet reshuffle

World / Politics Dec 21, 2014

Abbott drops defense minister during Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews will replace David Johnston as defense minister as he announced his first changes to the Cabinet. Josh Frydenberg becomes assistant treasurer, replacing Arthur Sinodinos, who stepped down last week. Health Minister Peter Dutton will take ...