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Australia's new defence a export push a boost for WA firms

Australia's new defence a export push a boost for WA firms The centrepiece of the strategy will be a new financing facility that will make up to $3.8 billion available to Australian defence companies looking to sell overseas. She said the strategy sets out an opportunity for a "sovereign defence industry" in Australia. While the two major parties support the export plan, the Greens and various charities have accused the government of trying to profit of... [Full Article...]

Iraqi Helicopter Strike Kills 8 in Iraq

Iraqi Helicopter Strike Kills 8 in Iraq According to the official, the victims were travelling in a convoy which had been deployed to support an operation against suspected Islamic State group militants in the area. were not at fault, as the strike had been carried out at the request of Iraqi forces, who would take the lead in investigating any failings. "We were asked for support and we provided it", Dillon told AFP . [Full Article...]

Israel slams bill to outlaw blaming Poles for crimes of WWII

Israel slams bill to outlaw blaming Poles for crimes of WWII Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, noting that exactly 73 years had passed since the Auschwitz death camp on Polish soil was liberated, cited the words of a former Polish president about how history could not be faked and the truth could not be hidden. [Full Article...]

Bisson reacts to Ontario PC Leader stepping down

Bisson reacts to Ontario PC Leader stepping down Bennett said in an e-mail on Saturday to interim leader Vic Fedeli and several party members. "This is not about me and it's not about my campaign", she told reporters. They said they advised Brown that it was "in the best interest of the PC Party" for him to resign, but that he refused. At a caucus meeting in Victoria, Scheer said he never heard any allegation of any kind about Brown, until n... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim tweets

USA president Donald Trump has claimed he receives "so much fan mail" from Britons as he dismissed calls for protests during his upcoming state visit. "I'm for women. I'm for men". "I don't say anything", he said. "No, I wouldn't say I'm a feminist ", Trump responded. "I was running against a woman and I'm winning all of these categories". [Full Article...]

Moscow mocks Gavin Williamson over claims Russian Federation poses 'real threat'

Moscow mocks Gavin Williamson over claims Russian Federation poses 'real threat' The Kremlin is actively looking at Britain's key gas and electricity supplies, Williamson added . Another source criticised the minister for being " alarmist " by putting a number on the potential deaths caused by Russian Federation. "They are looking at these things because they are saying these are the ways that we can hurt Britain". He said it was "the real threat... the country is facing a... [Full Article...]

Prominent Putin Critic Arrested Amid Nationwide Protests Against Upcoming Election

Prominent Putin Critic Arrested Amid Nationwide Protests Against Upcoming Election Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police in Moscow during a rally to support a boycott of the country's presidential election . In a video message addressing his supporters following the commission's decision, Mr Navalny said: "We knew this could happen, and so we have a straight-forward, clear plan". [Full Article...]

Australia demolish South Africa in Sydney final

Australia demolish South Africa in Sydney final Shujaa got the tries from Willy Ambaka, Dan Sikuta and Eden Agero who added two conversions to see the Innocent Simiyu charges lead 19-7 at the interval. There is one year to run on the current four-year Sydney 7s contract, but World Rugby boss Brett Gosper says there is a chance next year's event could be moved from the NSW capital. [Full Article...]

Searchers find body believed to be missing NC boy, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

Searchers find body believed to be missing NC boy, Federal Bureau of Investigation says After searching for about 20 minutes, he called 911. "If he hadn't have been picked up or in a wooded area, that I would have seen him and I did not see him anywhere", said Bowen. Authorities believe the body of a 4-year-old who was missing for several days has been found in a pond. Friday, FBI and the Sheriff explained they have not drained the pond because they need permission from the lan... [Full Article...]

PM Modi to address 6th World Government Summit at Dubai

PM Modi to address 6th World Government Summit at Dubai The Congress leader said that Hun Sen particularly spoke to the Congress president about his very close friendship with his father (then prime minister) Rajiv Gandhi. Mr Sen was given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the morning. Most of those present, opined that Minister Modi's speech was good, though his talks on the Indian tradition every time is getting monotonous and cou... [Full Article...]

Pat Meehan won't search re-election

Pat Meehan won't search re-election Jim Lee says the race for Meehan's seat could be one of the most expensive races for this election season. Meehan graduated from Bowdoin with degrees in Government and Legal Studies and Classics and went on to receive a law degree from Temple University. [Full Article...]

France's Macron calls for new European Union sanctions on Venezuela

France's Macron calls for new European Union sanctions on Venezuela The EU is in "full solidarity with Spain ", Ray said. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday rejected the comments by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who supported the European Union for passing sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials. [Full Article...]

Shares of Wynn Resorts Tank After Steve Wynn Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Shares of Wynn Resorts Tank After Steve Wynn Accused of Sexual Misconduct According to a report by the Wall Street Journal , dozens of people were interviewed, validating a pattern that has spanned decades of sexual misconduct with female workers. Wynn's spouse, Andrea Wynn, also contributed $2,700 to Gianforte's campaign in May. "As a steadfast supporter of Republican candidates, and an incredibly successful businessman, Mr. [Full Article...]

Democratic Rep. Schakowsky to skip Trump's State of the Union address

He will insist in his speech on "fair and reciprocal" trade deals, the official said . Trump will take to the podium just over a week after the government shut down on January 20. A year ago, on January 24, 2017, Trump signed an executive order pulling out of the TPP, fulfilling one of his many campaign promises. Trump has "disrespected millions and millions of Americans and the presidency ... [Full Article...]

Weather Authority: Mild and breezy start to the weekend

Weather Authority: Mild and breezy start to the weekend A few showers will be possible throughout the weekend as well, but we'll have plenty of dry time in between. The passage of the front will quickly return the sunshine on Saturday as westerly winds slightly cool off our temperatures into the mid to upper 40s. [Full Article...]

Trump warns Erdogan not to challenge US

Trump warns Erdogan not to challenge US White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders exemplified the administration's response: "We hear and take seriously Turkey's legitimate security concerns ", she said on January 22, two days after the Turks began an air and ground assault on the city of Afrin. [Full Article...]

Russia probe: Mueller may question Trump next week

Russia probe: Mueller may question Trump next week Trump last week said he did not expect to meet with Mueller . The Post reported Wednesday that the special counsel was reportedly seeking to interview Trump about decisions to fire Comey and the ouster of national security adviser Michael Flynn , who has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Russia's former ambassador, Sergey Kislyak... [Full Article...]

Can the US even afford to deport the Dreamers?

Can the US even afford to deport the Dreamers? In an impromptu discussion with reporters , Trump emphasized that his support of a citizenship path for about 690,000 immigrants would be contingent on security $25 billion for a wall on the southwest border with Mexico and another $5 billion for additional border security upgrades. [Full Article...]

President Trump Brings America's Success to Davos

President Trump Brings America's Success to Davos The pair met at the World Economic Forum in Davos , their first face-to-face talks since the USA president cancelled a planned visit to London to open the new USA embassy. Alongside that, we are working for a good trade relationship in the future which will be to both of our benefits. Responding to a question about his state visit to the U.K., Trump said: "We will talk about that". [Full Article...]

Mummy found in Basel church is related to Boris Johnson

Mummy found in Basel church is related to Boris Johnson The body was uncovered in 1975 while renovations were being done on Basel's Barfüsser Church. Her daughter, also named Anna, married into the Von Pfeffel family, whose heritage is evident in the Foreign Secretary's full name: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. [Full Article...]


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