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Australia news live: reserve bank tipped to hold interest rates steady this week; new pandas coming to Adelaide

The current pair, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, will return to China this year. Follow the day’s news headlinesWhat is on the agenda for Chinese premier Li Qiang’s visit to Australia? | ExplainerGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastLabor ‘continuing to consult’ on Makarrata commission, Albanese saysAnthony Albanese says he will attend Arnhem Land’s Garma festival in August to “talk about a way forward” on Indigenous policy after the defeat of the voice referendum, keeping open the prospect of setting up a Makarrata commission to advance truth and treaty processes.Treaty process is undergoing at
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Man charged over alleged murder of Sydney surfer Guy Haymes after family appeal for information

‘Fun-loving’ former competitive surfer was well-known on NSW’s northern beachesFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastPolice have charged a man with the murder of Sydney surfer Guy Haymes, days after his family appealed for information about the death of the “fun-loving” northern beaches identity.Haymes, 59, a former competitive surfer affectionately known as “Creature”, was found with critical head injuries on 27 February, outside a unit complex on Pittwater Road at Manly.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup
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Sean Combs returns key to New York City after Cassie attack video

Mayor Eric Adams sent letters rescinding key and asking for it to be sent back to City Hall, which received it on 10 JuneSean Combs has returned his key to New York City after a request from mayor Eric Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul nicknamed “Diddy” attacking R&B singer Cassie, officials said Saturday.The mayor’s office said Combs returned the key after Adams sent letters to the embattled musician’s offices in New York and California on 4 June rescinding the key and asking for it to be sent back to City Hall. The
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Former White House staffer says Trump called for leaker to be executed

Trump’s demand that 2020 leaker be punished with death raises questions about retribution if he is re-electedFormer White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin has disclosed that Donald Trump repeatedly mused out loud about executing people at several meetings while she worked for him during his presidency.Griffin’s claim, which she made in a podcast recording with Mediaite released on Friday, is likely to add to concerns that a return for Trump to the Oval Office could be characterized primarily by political retribution. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/15/trump-white-house-leaker-execution Author : Edward Helmore Publish date : 2024-06-15 21:53:24 Copyright for syndicated
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Eight Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza, military says

Deaths will likely fuel calls for ceasefire and heighten Israeli public anger over military exemptions for ultra-OrthodoxEight Israeli soldiers have been killed in southern Gaza, the country’s military has said.Only one of the dead troops was identified by the army. No further information was immediately available. The deaths will likely fuel calls for a ceasefire and heighten Israeli public anger over ultra-Orthodox exemptions from the military. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/15/israeli-soldiers-killed-in-southern-gaza-military-says Author : Guardian staff Publish date : 2024-06-15 18:02:29 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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Russia-Ukraine war live: Kremlin criticises western reaction to Russia’s peace plan

Ahead of the peace summit in Switzerland, German chancellor Olaf Scholz said Putin’s proposals were intended as a distractionThree people were killed and five others injured by Russian shelling in Ulakly village in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk, local governor Vadym Filashkin wrote on Telegram on Saturday.He said the village was hit by cluster munitions, adding that administrative buildings, a private house, a shop and eight cars were damaged. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jun/15/russia-ukraine-war-peace-summit-switzerland-vladimir-putin-volodymyr-zelenskiy Author : Yohannes Lowe (now) and Jane Clinton (earlier) Publish date : 2024-06-15 15:04:43 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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General election live: Nigel Farage trying to destroy Tory party, says David Cameron

Foreign secretary warns voters not to be taken in by Reform’s ‘inflammatory’ language and ‘hopeless policy’Sign up for Election Edition, our UK election newsletterAs Nigel Farage swaggered into a Chelsea townhouse on Wednesday night for the biggest Donald Trump fundraiser this side of the Atlantic, he was ebullient about the night ahead. “It’s a Holly party – you can guarantee it’s going to be enormous fun,” he told reporters.The Holly in question, the former actor and pop star Holly Valance, has rapidly risen to become radical-right royalty. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2024/jun/15/uk-general-election-rishi-sunak-conservatives-keir-starmer-labour Author : Amy Sedghi Publish date :
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Wolverhampton guilty verdicts raise issue of naming child killers

Some believe naming convicted children acts as deterrent, while others say it could glorify horrific actsThe guilty verdicts in the trial of two 12-year-olds for killing Shawn Seesahai in Wolverhampton, puts them among the UK’s youngest convicted murderers, and leaves the judge with key decisions to make.Before deciding the minimum sentence to impose on the boys, Mrs Justice Tipples will have to decide whether they should be named. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/article/2024/jun/15/wolverhampton-guilty-verdicts-raise-questions-naming-child-killers Author : Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent Publish date : 2024-06-15 08:00:13 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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Offshore windfarm zone off Illawarra coast given green light in bid to ‘power Australia’s clean energy future’

Zone will be 20km off the coast and exclude areas significant for little penguin and for southern right whale migrationThe federal government has given the green light to an offshore windfarm zone south of Sydney, making it Australia’s fourth such zone to be declared.Announcing the project in the Illawarra on Saturday, the climate change and energy minister, Chris Bowen, said the move would bring thousands of new jobs and help “power Australia’s clean energy future”. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jun/15/offshore-windfarm-zone-off-illawarra-coast-given-green-light-in-bid-to-power-australias-clean-energy-future Author : Jordyn Beazley Publish date : 2024-06-15 03:31:38 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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Australian banks to alert customers on interest rate moves under changes to get savers better deals

Move comes after consumer watchdog found banks were using pricing strategies that were highly complex or took advantage of the tendency to set and forgetGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastPeople will be alerted each time their interest rate moves and when promotional offers expire under a suite of changes aimed at prodding bank customers to snag a better deal.The federal government plans to act on a number of recommendations from two Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reports that found bank customers could earn and save more if not for barriers stopping them switching
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Justice department won’t pursue criminal contempt charge against Merrick Garland – as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For more on this story, you can read our full report:Justice department declines to pursue Merrick Garland contempt chargesJoe Biden released a statement in light of the supreme court’s latest decision on bump stocks, saying:“Today’s decision strikes down an important gun safety regulation. Americans should not have to live in fear of this mass devastation.”“I have used every tool in my administration to stamp out gun violence. I nominated the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF since 2015. My administration ensured that the ATF has the funding it needs to address emerging firearm technologies
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Supermarket sandwich supplier issues recall amid UK E coli outbreak

Exclusive: Greencore recalls items sold via Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and others, as does separate firm that supplies TescoThe sandwich maker Greencore, which supplies big supermarkets including Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, is one of a number of companies recalling products after being potentially linked to an UK outbreak of E coli that has now almost doubled to more than 200 cases.The company is recalling thousands of sandwiches, wraps and salads sold through those three supermarkets and also Boots, Aldi, Amazon and the Co-op. The 45 products contain a certain variety of salad leaf linked to the outbreak identified this month by
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French stock market plummets amid fears of far right election win

CAC 40 index has its worst week since March 2022 after Macron’s decision to call snap electionsFrance’s stock market is heading for its biggest weekly fall in more than two years, amid fears that the country’s far-right party could win this month’s parliamentary elections.French bonds were also hammered this week, as analysts warned of the risk of a Liz Truss-style market panic following Emmanuel Macron’s shock decision last Sunday to call snap national assembly elections. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/jun/14/french-stock-market-plummets-amid-fears-of-far-right-election-win Author : Graeme Wearden Publish date : 2024-06-14 16:04:26 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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Middle East live: Hamas official says nobody knows how many of the remaining hostages are alive

Speaking to CNN, Hamas spokesperson says any deal to release the hostages would need to include a permanent ceasefireSee all our Israel-Gaza war coverage and the wider Middle East crisisFuel shortages are pushing hospitals in Gaza to the “brink of collapse”, with people facing dehydration, disease and starvation, the charity ActionAid has warned.Dr Mohammad Salha, acting director of al-Awda hospital in northern Gaza, said a lot of services at the hospital were affected by the lack of fuel. In a voice note message, he told ActionAid:The providing fuel and medical supplies and medication. from 22 April now they are not
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General election live: Tory failure has left Labour with hard choices, says Streeting as he defends manifesto

Shadow health secretary says Conservative economic failures mean Labour has few appealing optionsSign up for Election Edition, our UK election newsletterShadow health secretary Wes Streeting has been pushed during the media round on the funding of Labour’s manifesto pledges. Labour have argued that the promises are fully costed and that there will be no tax rises for “working people”. The Conservatives have described the manifesto as a “tax trap”. Both parties are committed to the freezing of income tax thresholds over the next few years.Streeting told viewers of Sky News that the party had made hard choices because if it
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Children near Amsterdam airport use inhalers more, study finds

Results show increase in symptoms such as wheeziness in presence of high aviation-related ultrafine particlesAs the public hearings for London Gatwick airport’s northern runway resume, researchers from the Netherlands have found greater inhaler use in children living near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.Stand close to a large airport and, if the wind is in the wrong direction, each cubic centimetre of air that you breathe will contain tens of thousands of ultrafine particles (UFP). Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/14/children-near-amsterdam-airport-inhalers-study Author : Gary Fuller Publish date : 2024-06-14 07:00:42 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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Australia news live: teenager charged with attempted murder over alleged stabbing of Sydney bishop; AFL CEO Andrew Dillon rejects union push to sack umpire boss

The 16-year-old is accused of attacking Mar Mari Emmanuel, 53, during a livestreamed sermon at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe education minister, Jason Clare, has said stricter regulations on social media for teenagers had bipartisan support.Speaking to Channel 7’s Sunrise, Clare called social media a “cesspit”, and added that Labor’s age verification trial would be the first step to protecting young people.I think we all agree that social media’s a cesspit. We all agree we don’t want our kids on it. It’s about how do
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UK has seen ‘explosion’ in insecure work since 2011, says TUC report

Record high of 4.1 million people found to be in precarious employment such as zero-hours contracts and casual workThe UK has seen an “explosion” in insecure, low-paid work in the past 14 years, according to a new report.The TUC said its study had found that the number of people in insecure work had reached a record high of 4.1 million. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/article/2024/jun/14/uk-explosion-in-insecure-work-tuc-report Author : PA Media Publish date : 2024-06-14 01:01:34 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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ACLU hails supreme court’s mifepristone decision: ‘This fight is far from over’ – live

The supreme court decision marks a victory for reproductive rights activists across the countryUS supreme court allows continued access to abortion pillThe Massachusetts Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren hailed the supreme court’s decision to uphold mifepristone access, calling the challenge to reject it “meritless from the start”.Warren, an outspoken reproductive rights activist, wrote on X:This challenge to mifepristone was meritless from the start. Abortion medication is safe and effective. Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Republican politicians will not stop marching us toward a nationwide abortion ban. We must protect reproductive freedom everywhere. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2024/jun/13/trump-republicans-supreme-court-biden-democrat-latest-updates Author :
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Rayner, Mordaunt and Farage set for fresh general election debate clash – politics live

Lib Dems, SNP, Greens and Plaid Cymru also set to take part in ITV debate hosted by Julie EtchinghamLabour launch election manifesto – liveSign up for Election Edition, our daily newsletterGood evening, and welcome to our politics blog covering the multiparty general election debate on ITV which kicks off at 8.30pm BST.Julie Etchingham is moderating and the parties will be represented by Penny Mordaunt for the Tories, Angela Rayner for Labour, Daisy Cooper for the Lib Dems, Stephen Flynn for SNP, Nigel Farage for Reform, Carla Denyer for the Greens and Rhun ap Iorwerth for Plaid Cymru. Continue reading... Source
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G7 summit live: Meloni calls on world leaders to deliver ‘concrete and measurable results’ on Ukraine, Middle East, AI and migration

Leaders from US, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Britain meet in Italy’s Puglia regionItaly’s prime minister Giorgia Meloni has just arrived at the venue.This is the scene at the Borgo Egnazia resort as G7 leaders are scheduled to begin arriving. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/jun/13/g7-summit-live-world-leaders-italy-ukraine-israel-gaza-war Author : Martin Belam (now) and Tom Bryant (earlier) Publish date : 2024-06-13 15:44:47 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
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Trump’s mass purge of state department likely to sow chaos, US diplomats say

Project 2025 blueprint for second Trump term envisages replacing thousands of career staff with political loyalistsAmerica’s career diplomats are braced for the threat of a mass purge if Donald Trump wins the November election and for the potential flooding of the state department with loyalty-tested political appointees.Rather than leading to a seamless change of course in a rightward Trumpist direction, the diplomats’ union and former ambassadors argue, such an attempted takeover would be much more likely to end in legal challenges, gridlock and chaos. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/13/trump-state-department-project-2025-purge Author : Julian Borger in Washington Publish date : 2024-06-13
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Tabcorp fined $270,000 over child gambling in 13 venues

The Victorian watchdog said the betting giant had undermined ‘the integrity and safety’ of the industryFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastTabcorp has been ordered to pay more than $370,000 after admitting it failed to stop a child from gambling across multiple Victorian venues.The company pleaded guilty to 43 charges in Melbourne magistrates court after first being charged by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission in May 2023.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
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Tory welfare reform cost working-age families thousands while pensioners benefited – report

Retirees or those on disability benefit are biggest annual winners, while large families are £4,600 worse off, says Resolution FoundationPensioners and people on disability benefits are the winners from radical changes to the welfare system made by the Tories over the last decade, while working-age families are losing out by thousands of pounds every year, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation.The Conservatives’ 14-year overhaul of social security has shifted spending away from children and housing to supporting elderly people, and broken the link between entitlement and need for some of the poorest households in the country, the report
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NSW planning official referred to corruption watchdog Icac over house purchase allegation

Liberal MP Alister Henskens used parliamentary privilege to accuse unnamed bureaucrat of using inside knowledge to purchase property for potential profitFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe New South Wales government will refer claims of serious misconduct by a senior planning bureaucrat to the corruption watchdog Icac after concerns were raised by a former Coalition minister speaking under parliamentary privilege.The Liberal MP for Wahroonga, Alister Henskens, on Thursday evening told parliament he had received “credible evidence” to suggest the planning department official had used insider information
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