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Rightwing thinktank deletes offer of access to ministers for donors

Rightwing thinktank deletes offer of access to ministers for donors

Adam Smith Institute offered £1,000 donors invites to ‘power lunches and patrons dinners’One of the UK’s most influential rightwing thinktanks has deleted passages from its website promising access to
Trump officials argue climate change warnings based on ‘worst-case scenario'

Trump officials argue climate change warnings based on ‘worst-case scenario'

Official minimize warnings and say government report considers only the highest possible levels of greenhouse gas emissionsThe Trump administration has a new strategy for deflecting concerns about the
‘This is barbarity’: stars to wear blue ribbons at Aacta event to support asylum seekers

‘This is barbarity’: stars to wear blue ribbons at Aacta event to support asylum seekers

More than 700 arts industry professionals sign letter that will be presented to Scott Morrison and Bill ShortenSome of Australia’s biggest stars will wear blue ribbons to the country’s top film and TV
Dave Sharma to run for Wentworth as polls predict setback for Coalition in NSW

Dave Sharma to run for Wentworth as polls predict setback for Coalition in NSW

State government’s poor results from survey widely viewed as stemming from discord within federal LiberalsGladys Berejiklian’s government in New South Wales is on track to lose its parliamentary
North Korean soldier flees to South as Trump talks up Kim summit

North Korean soldier flees to South as Trump talks up Kim summit

South Korean soldiers escort defector to safety after finding him on their side of the borderA North Korean soldier has defected to the South by crossing the border in the demilitarised zone (DMZ),
Kansas City Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after alleged assault video surfaces

Kansas City Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after alleged assault video surfaces

Footage allegedly shows the NFL’s reigning rushing champion knock over and kick a woman in a Cleveland hotelThe Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video
California judge condemns startup for giving secret Facebook papers to UK

California judge condemns startup for giving secret Facebook papers to UK

Parliament seized confidential documents under scrutiny in Six4Three’s lawsuit against social networkA California judge sharply criticized the legal team of the app developer that turned over
'I am not a dictator': Mongolian PM survives attempted ousting

'I am not a dictator': Mongolian PM survives attempted ousting

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh and his cabinet fight back amid corruption scandal implicating high-level politiciansMongolia’s prime minister and his cabinet have survived a parliamentary attempt to sack them over
'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington city may rename Saudi embassy street

'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington city may rename Saudi embassy street

Officials want road going past embassy in Foggy Bottom to serve as ‘daily reminder to Saudi officials’ about journalist’s murderLocal officials in a Washington neighborhood have voted to rename a
Queensland bushfires: man dies clearing firebreak as evacuations continue

Queensland bushfires: man dies clearing firebreak as evacuations continue

Two men arrested for lighting fires as heatwave conditions expected to continue over weekendA central Queensland man has died and 10 people including seven children who were caught up in the state’s
California: 32,000 kids return to class on Monday after wildfires hit schools

California: 32,000 kids return to class on Monday after wildfires hit schools

With schools damaged or destroyed by the Camp fire, many children will head to unfamiliar locations next weekJust before the Camp fire came upon Paradise, Jori Krulder, an English teacher, was at the
Ministers criticised after plans for council tax rise to fund police

Ministers criticised after plans for council tax rise to fund police

Forces to benefit from £450m but Labour say the poorest will be hit by billsMinisters have been accused of a financial sleight of hand over plans to allow a council tax increase to pay for extra
Judge Sandy Street: yet another asylum seeker decision overturned

Judge Sandy Street: yet another asylum seeker decision overturned

Judge who has had more than 70 cases overturned in four years failed to publish reasons for decision until after appeal time limit had lapsedA full bench of the federal court has again overturned a
'It felt like the ground was doing a dance': earthquakes rattle Alaska – video

'It felt like the ground was doing a dance': earthquakes rattle Alaska – video

Back-to-back earthquakes, measuring 7.0 and 5.8, rocked buildings and shattered roads in Anchorage on Friday, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in
'He threw me under the bus': Joyce blames Turnbull for Liberal party problems

'He threw me under the bus': Joyce blames Turnbull for Liberal party problems

Former deputy prime minister says Turnbull is poisoning the Coalition government before next year’s electionFormer deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says Malcolm Turnbull “threw him under the bus”
‘You’ve done a fantastic job’: Donald Trump praises Scott Morrison at G20

‘You’ve done a fantastic job’: Donald Trump praises Scott Morrison at G20

Australian prime minister optimistic about chances for resolution to trade row between US and ChinaDonald Trump has told Scott Morrison he has done “a fantastic job in a very short period of time” as
Train British workers to fill labour gaps, May tells UK firms

Train British workers to fill labour gaps, May tells UK firms

PM indicates there will be no softening of plans to clamp down on low-skilled migrationBritish firms struggling to fill low-skilled jobs should be training British workers to plug the gaps rather than
UK may never recover £1.2bn invested in EU Galileo satellite system

UK may never recover £1.2bn invested in EU Galileo satellite system

British armed forces will not get access to Galileo, a rival to the US GPS system, after BrexitThe UK may never claw back £1.2bn of investment in Galileo, the EU’s satellite navigation system, as
Saudi crown prince sidelined in G20 family photo – video

Saudi crown prince sidelined in G20 family photo – video

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was sidelined during the official ‘family photo’ of world leaders and other dignitaries at the G20 summit. The crown prince, Saudi Arabia’s de facto
Czech PM accused of conflict of interest over EU funds to businesses

Czech PM accused of conflict of interest over EU funds to businesses

Officials investigating tens of millions of grants handed to Andrej Babiš’s AgrofertThe billionaire prime minister of the Czech Republic has been accused of a conflict of interest over European Union