Tuesday June 25-th, 2019

Royal commission fallout: the ballad of NAB board chief Ken Henry Royal commission fallout: the ballad of NAB board chief Ken Henry

But the recommendations stopped short of measures that would threaten the A$400 billion (222 billion pounds) industry's dominant position. The conservative government , which was initially opposed to the setting up of the inquiry, promised it woul...

Iran tests long-range cruise missile, releases video Iran tests long-range cruise missile, releases video

It says its missiles are defensive and used for deterrence and rejected talks over its missile programme. In a long-awaited statement on Iran that has been the subject of more than a week of wrangling in Brussels, the European Union restated its co...

Some in Congress caution against Trump declaring national emergency to build wall Some in Congress caution against Trump declaring national emergency to build wall

Such a move would nearly certainly get tied up in the courts. Speaking to reporters in Greenville, South Carolina, Graham said he was not convinced Congress could reach a deal to give Trump the $5.7 billion he is seeking to fund a border wall.

Powerful storm hits California, flooding highways Powerful storm hits California, flooding highways

Sheriff's deputies ordered 86-year-old Carol Cavella to leave her Malibu home after nearby Trancas Creek threatened to inundate her property. "She does not scare easily, but she got a little scared watching that water rise", Bowman said.

Ocasio-Cortez's SOTU Guest: Jeff Flake's Elevator Protester

If you paid any attention to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, you might already recognize Archila, the protestor who confronted then-Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator . 'I told the story of my sexual assault. An...

Prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee for documents Prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee for documents

Federal prosecutors in NY issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. Prosecutors also are loo...

US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit US, South Korean diplomats meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

US President Donald Trump has said there is a "good chance" of reaching a deal on denuclearisation with North Korea as the two countries prepare for a second summit. President Trump is sounding optimistic about the prospects for a deal on denucle...

French 'yellow vests' march through Paris denouncing police violence French 'yellow vests' march through Paris denouncing police violence

French daily Le Parisien said similar protests also took place in Lyon, Montpellier, Rouen, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Marseille on Saturday. "It is a march in their honour, you must come disguised as an injured person with a bandage, pla...

President Trump Announces a New Interior Secretary

Critics have said Bernhardt is too close to his former clients who he sometimes represented in cases against the Interior Department. Zinke resigned in December amid ethics investigations. Last week, Bloomberg News reported that Trump had interviewed...

Environment Canada issues freezing drizzle and freezing rain warnings for Sudbury Environment Canada issues freezing drizzle and freezing rain warnings for Sudbury

Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Tuesday is mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of early-morning showers before skies clear and the temperature drops to -4 C by the afternoon. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lo...

Mummies discovered in ancient Egyptian burial chambers Mummies discovered in ancient Egyptian burial chambers

Prior to this, in 2017, archaeologists at Cairo University unearthed another tomb in Tuna el-Gebel that contained at least 17 mummies, Egypt Today reported . The cache of tombs was revealed to the press as well as to officials such as Dr. Rania Al-M...

Courmayeur avalanche: At least one Brit skier dead in Italy Courmayeur avalanche: At least one Brit skier dead in Italy

Two people each from the United Kingdom and France were reported missing on Sunday afternoon, when the risk of avalanches in the area was high. Eight people died in Italy as a result of weekend avalanches. Italian media also reported that the skier...

Ireland resisting United Kingdom attempts for bilateral border talks - Irish minister Ireland resisting United Kingdom attempts for bilateral border talks - Irish minister

An unnamed source from the government's Cabinet Office told The Sunday Times the "emergency evacuation plans have been existence since the Cold War". Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney warned that there are "no credible alternative arra...

Mexican drug lord El Chapo 'raped underage girls he called his vitamins' Mexican drug lord El Chapo 'raped underage girls he called his vitamins'

They say he allegedly asked if he could avoid extradition to the United States if he provided information to the DEA about the drug-running operations of rival cartels. The defence claims Guzman's role has been exaggerated by co-operating witnesses...

Chinese hit the roads to celebrate spring festival Chinese hit the roads to celebrate spring festival

However, Peppa is now more popular than ever in the Middle Kingdom. Chinese people celebrated the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, an occasion for families to get together for intimate dinners and welcome the last of the Chinese zodiac's signs, the Pi...

Deadly vehicle bomb blast in Somalia's capital, say police Deadly vehicle bomb blast in Somalia's capital, say police

Hussein had earlier put the death toll at two. "Several dead people were removed from a wrecked building at the blast scene". "I was not far away from the blast location, but I was lucky to have survived, several people were wounded and some were...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Tax Plan In Super Bowl-Themed Twitter War Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Tax Plan In Super Bowl-Themed Twitter War

Though the rest of us may not be able to stop talking about billionaires this week (how many people have brought up Howard Schultz's possible run for president at the dinner table?), last week in the snowy Swiss Alps town of Davos, billionaires cou...

One-In-100-Year-Event: Townsville Braces For More Rain One-In-100-Year-Event: Townsville Braces For More Rain

The Townsville Bulletin said it had received reports of several saltwater crocodile sightings in the flood-ravaged area. Intense rain on Sunday forced authorities to open the floodgates on the Ross River Dam to relieve pressure, releasing around ...

LeBron James Calls Tom Brady the GOAT After Sixth Super Bowl Title LeBron James Calls Tom Brady the GOAT After Sixth Super Bowl Title

The Patriots hold the record for number of Super Bowl appearances, at 11. The Patriots are 8-1 to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since they themselves achieved the feat in 2005, while the team they beat in Atlanta on Sunday is a...

Deutsche Bank denied Trump loan during 2016 campaign Deutsche Bank denied Trump loan during 2016 campaign

The loan was meant to finance work done on Trump's golf property in Turnberry, Scotland (bottom left), according to the Times . President Trump is seen right. While saying the company hadn't needed outside funding for Turnberry, she didn't specifica...

United Kingdom home secretary approves Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India United Kingdom home secretary approves Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India

The Westminster Magistrates' Court had in December 2018 ordered Mallya's extradition, in a major boost to India's efforts to bring back the fugitive wanted for alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crores.

Russian Federation warns U.S. of 'NEW ERA' after Trump scraps INF nuclear treaty Russian Federation warns U.S. of 'NEW ERA' after Trump scraps INF nuclear treaty

The President said the nuclear weapons accord, struck between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1987, had been violated by Moscow because of the development of a new missile. Russian Federation is denying its on the brink of a new "Cold War" with th...

Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury

The White House has been rocked by the massive leak of President Donald Trump's schedule, which shows few meetings and hours of unstructured time each day. The president has always been known to dedicate a significant amount of time to watching tel...

British skier among dead after avalanche in Italian Alps

The search was abandoned overnight last night and three bodies were found on this morning. A Kiwi is reportedly among six skiers killed in avalanches in Italy. Efforts to recover the bodies have been hampered by extremely steep terrain and the risk...

Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires

The act by Spain, Germany, France and Britain added to the pressure on Maduro after he defiantly rejected the EU's Sunday deadline to call a new presidential election. "Handing out ultimatums, sanctions, freezing Venezuelan goods..." But the social...

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