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Why Australia Is Getting Its Sixth Prime Minister In Just One Decade

Why Australia Is Getting Its Sixth Prime Minister In Just One Decade

As treasurer, Mr Morrison delivered three budgets, but the leadership ambitions of the number one ticket holder for the Cronulla Sharks were always obvious to his colleagues. In a December 2014 cabinet reshuffle Mr Morrison moved to the social services ministry and began remaking his public image to broaden his appeal. Asked if he expected another leadership challenge this week, Turnbull, who has pleaded for party unity, replied: "No". Read More

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Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

The new ministry includes some of those behind the toppling of Malcolm Turnbull as the Liberal Party tries to heal deep divisions before the next election, due by May 2019. Bishop resigned as foreign affairs minister after Friday's spill and will be replaced by Marise Payne. Morrison, who was sworn Australia's Prime Minister on 24 August, chose to roll the cyber security functions into the Department of Home Affairs instead of appoint a replacement to Angus Taylor who resigned on 23 ... Read More

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BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada

BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada

Officials recommend staying inside with windows closed and air conditioners set to recirculate. As of Monday morning, Environment Canada considered Calgary's air quality to be at a 4, moderate risk, on the air quality health index. The BC Wildfire Service says about 550 fires are burning in the province, but there weren't many lightning strikes over the weekend and that gave crews a chance to concentrate on some of the 54 blazes now threatening people or property. Read More

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Dan Rather: Trump's Charlottesville Comments 'Divisive, Provocative'

Dan Rather: Trump's Charlottesville Comments 'Divisive, Provocative'

The Unite the Right march gave way to violence, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer after a self-identified white supremacist rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters. Donald Trump , as the NYT put it, has made it clear that he does not accept criticism of his response to Charlottesville violence. "Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or ... Read More

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"Trumps calls Omarosa a 'lowlife' at 'Bikers for Trump" rally

Omarosa also had a bridal "going away" party before her wedding with none other than aides close to the president . I just saw on the news that you're thinking about leaving? Manigault Newman , who rose to fame via multiple appearances on " The Apprentice ", has claimed she heard tapes where Trump repeatedly uses the racial slur during filming of his old NBC reality show. Read More

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Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey

Erdogan says lira crash 'political plot' against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday branded interest rates a "tool of exploitation" which should be kept as low as possible. Photo American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson is on trial in Turkey on terrorism charges. "I have just authorized a doubling of tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira , slides rapidly downward against our very strong dollar!" Earlier Saturday, Erdoğan said that Turkey was preparing to increase ... Read More

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Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Khamenei says Iran does not have anything to be concerned about

Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif turned the tables on Washington's efforts to isolate the regime, saying Monday that it is in fact the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia who are isolated in their hostility towards Iran. "Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world", the president said. Read More

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Mueller's 'star witness' returns for testimony in Manafort trial

Mueller's 'star witness' returns for testimony in Manafort trial

Gates testified that Manafort was paid for Ukrainian political consulting work, but that the money was classified as loans instead of income to decrease taxable income. Testimony from Mr Manafort's tax preparer continued on Monday. The warning came after multiple reporters rushed out of the courtroom at the same time Monday after it was announced that Gates would testify Monday. Read More

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Trump Rips 'Fake News' as He Backs Ivanka on Media Support

She added: "we have to be very careful about incentivizing behaviour that puts children at risk of being trafficked, risk of entering this country with coyotes or making an incredibly risky journey alone". "Like the rest of the country I experience them in a very emotional way". President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is again speaking out against the separation of children and parents accused of illegally crossing the U.S. Read More

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