SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party and will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary.
Australian deputy PM Barnaby Joyce says he is quitting amid claims of sexual harassment over an affair with a former aide. More Here…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday what is being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said.
He says that Mr Ryan should move fast now that President Donald Trump has endorsed several measures More Here…
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Home-booking company Airbnb has sparred with regulators across the globe, but Chief Executive Brian Chesky on Thursday spoke of coming to terms with his responsibility for how the company can impact housing markets and neighborhoods.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Kelsey Serwa pulled away from compatriot Brittany Phelan to claim ski cross gold on Friday as Canada secured a one-two finish ahead of Switzerland’s Fanny Smith, who edged out Swede Sandra Naesland in a tense battle for third.
(Reuters) – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) was found by a jury mostly liable when Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard fell in a training room at the 2015 U.S. Open, resulting in her withdrawal and a concussion, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
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Prime minister and Liberal frontbenchers have declined to support the embattled deputy PM, who has called a media conference for 2pm. Follow updates live …
Several developments have piled on the pressure for Joyce in recent daysL
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We’re expecting big news from the Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, at 2pm.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.
Kingdom wants to reverse the trend of Saudis splurging in neighbouring Dubai and Bahrain
Saudi Arabia has announced plans to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would have been unthinkable not long ago.
Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom has embarked on a wide-ranging program of social and economic reforms driven by its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico’s governor said on Thursday he has tapped researchers at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., to lead an independent probe into his administration’s controversial tally of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.
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State blanketed in pro-Liberal advertising after pledge by Labor to phase out poker machines
It’s a blunt message for a blunt campaign, plastered on billboards above pubs across Tasmania.
“Labor and the Greens think you’re stupid. What’s next? Don’t let them tell you what to do.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands actually is a feral descendant of the earliest-known domesticated horses.
Friday’s papers cover Justin Forsyth’s resignation from Unicef, Europeans leaving the UK and a campaign for opt-out organ donation. More Here…
'If we ever said “hey, let California alone, let them figure it out for themselves,” in two months they'd be begging for us to come back,' President says More Here…
Forest peoples affected by plantations urge EU to enact ban despite diplomatic opposition
If Britain and other European nations are to fulfil forest protection goals, they must ban the use of palm oil for biofuel and tighten oversight of supply chains, a delegation of forest peoples told parliamentarians this week.
The call for urgent, concrete action comes amid an increasingly heated diplomatic row over the issue between the EU and the governments of major palm-producing nations such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Costa Rica.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder’s aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.
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Police are investigating reports that the teenagers may have got the substance from the dark web
An anti-anxiety and insomnia drug once given to Soviet cosmonauts could be responsible for the overdose of seven teenagers at a Queensland private school.
The year 10 students at St Stephen’s college on the Gold Coast were taken to hospital on Wednesday, with some in a critical condition, after ingesting a powdered drug.
Alongside more than a dozen members of President Donald Trump's administration, speakers include right-wing populists Marion Maréchal-Le Pen of France and Britain's Nigel Farage More Here…
MADRID (Reuters) – A policeman died on Thursday in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao after clashes with Spartak Moscow ultra fans ahead of a Europa League soccer game against Athletic Bilbao.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.
He is one of three law enforcement officials who are under investigation related to the shooting More Here…
(Reuters) – Sweden’s Alex Noren and American Webb Simpson shot four-under-par 66s for the lead as Tiger Woods was at even par for the opening round of Florida’s Honda Classic on Thursday.
(Reuters) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with a probe into an extramarital affair and a blackmail allegation involving the Republican politician, officials said.
(Reuters Health) – An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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