• In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Sydney. Australia announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016, that French company DCNS had beat bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia's largest-ever defense contract. Turnbull said the French-designed submarines would be built in the Australian manufacturing hub of Adelaide. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

    Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

    PARIS (AP) — Australia’s largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.

  • In this Monday, April 18, 2016 photo, tourists read names on a memorial in Port Arthur, Tasmania state, Australia, where 35 people were killed by a lone gunman in 1996. The massacre galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns. Today, as Australia approaches the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy - to be remembered with a ceremony Thursday, April 28 - there is renewed debate over guns amid a review of the landmark National Firearms Agreement, adopted after the 1996 attack, and the loosening of some gun-related regulations. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

    Renewed gun debate in Australia 20 years after mass shooting

    PORT ARTHUR, Australia (AP) — Carolyn Loughton still carries a bullet in her shoulder from one of the world’s worst mass shootings that killed her daughter 20 years ago and galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns.