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Syria, Russia and sanctions on agenda during Erdoğan's 'critical' US visit

Syria, Russia and sanctions on agenda during Erdoğan's 'critical' US visit

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, may receive a warm welcome from Donald Trump when he arrives in Washington on Wednesday, but his reception elsewhere is likely to be extremely frosty. US-Turkish relations are perhaps at their lowest in the...

Wednesday, 05:47 in World News
 
Fireworks expected at MCG as Katy Perry factor gives Women’s World T20 a boost

Fireworks expected at MCG as Katy Perry factor gives Women’s World T20 a boost

There is an image that is often recalled from the last time a major international cricket trophy was played for by women in Australia in 2009 – the one-day World Cup final of that year. It is striking because nobody is in the frame on the hill at...

Wednesday, 04:20 in Sport
 
Greta Thunberg to hitch a ride to Europe with Australian YouTube influencers

Greta Thunberg to hitch a ride to Europe with Australian YouTube influencers

Greta Thunberg will hitch a ride with two Australian sailing YouTubers on her low-emissions voyage from America to the UN climate change conference in Madrid. The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist had initially been stranded in the United States...

Wednesday, 04:02 in World News
 
Christchurch royal commission extended after receiving more than 1,000 submissions

Christchurch royal commission extended after receiving more than 1,000 submissions

A major investigation into whether the Christchurch mosque attacks could have been prevented will be given months longer to produce its final report, New Zealand’s government has said. Tracey Martin, the internal affairs minister, said on Wednesday...

Wednesday, 04:02 in World News
 
Reserve Bank tipped to cut interest rates to 0.25% as retailers predict grim Christmas

Reserve Bank tipped to cut interest rates to 0.25% as retailers predict grim Christmas

The Reserve Bank will have to cut the cash rate to 0.25% by the middle of 2020 in order to prevent the economy going backwards, according to a new report. Despite the prospect of a “mini boom” in house prices and increased public-sector spending, the...

Wednesday, 03:15 in World News
 
Waves in St Mark's Square as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

Waves in St Mark's Square as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years on, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark’s Square. The exceptionally intense “acqua alta,” or high waters, peaked at 1.87...

Wednesday, 03:15 in World News
 
NSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfires

NSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfires

As bushfire conditions were declared “catastrophic” on Tuesday, New South Wales bureaucrats attending a conference on adaption to climate change were directed not discuss the link between climate change and bushfires. Bureaucrats from the NSW...

Wednesday, 02:32 in World News
 
What has happened with Cardinal George Pell's appeal against child sex abuse?

What has happened with Cardinal George Pell's appeal against child sex abuse?

Cardinal George Pell will get his day in the high court to argue against his conviction on historical child sexual abuse offences. On Wednesday the full court gathered to announce the results of special leave applications, including Pell’s bid to...

Wednesday, 01:16 in World News
 
Chelsea players face fines of £20,000 for turning up late to training

Chelsea players face fines of £20,000 for turning up late to training

Chelsea’s manager, Frank Lampard, has imposed a strict disciplinary regime on his young squad with a range of hefty fines, including £20,000 for being late for the start of training. Players are also charged £500 for every minute they are late to team...

Wednesday, 01:16 in Sport
 
Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency

Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency

The world’s existing climate policies will not be enough to end the upward march of record energy emissions rising beyond 2040 without a “grand coalition” of governments and investors, according to the global energy watchdog. The International Energy...

Wednesday, 00:44 in Business
 
Half of new FTSE 100 chiefs must be women to hit gender target

Half of new FTSE 100 chiefs must be women to hit gender target

One in every two FTSE 100 executive appointments over the next year will have to go to a woman if the UK is to meet targets to tackle the gender imbalance across British business by 2020, a report has warned. A “step change” at the UK’s biggest listed...

Wednesday, 00:44 in Business
 

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Wednesday, 00:23 in Lifestyle
 
Outrage after Turkish journalist re-arrested a week after his release

Outrage after Turkish journalist re-arrested a week after his release

Turkish police have rearrested the journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, just a week after his release from prison over alleged links to the failed 2016 coup. Altan and another veteran journalist, Nazlı Ilıcak, were released on 4 November despite...

Wednesday, 00:15 in World News
 
NFL invites all 32 teams to private Colin Kaepernick workout in Atlanta

NFL invites all 32 teams to private Colin Kaepernick workout in Atlanta

The NFL has informed all 32 of its teams that a private workout will be staged for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. The pro day-style event will include an on-field workout...

Wednesday, 00:12 in Sport
 
Ex-Tory cabinet minister David Gauke to run as independent

Ex-Tory cabinet minister David Gauke to run as independent

The former Tory cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the general election. The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005. Gauke also...

Wednesday, 00:01 in World News
 


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