The Guardian

The Guardian

Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis

Flatmates.com.au records highest-ever month for active users in January. Follow the day’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastMan dies after electric unicycle crash in VictoriaA man has died after crashing his electric unicycle in Bellfield yesterday evening.We have concerns for his health. We have been working consistently since coming to government, particularly behind-the-scenes, to say that we believe Mr Assange should be returned … These sort of issues of diplomacy are not always best done through a megaphone, but we will continue to advocate for an end to this and see Mr
Read more
The Guardian

Russia arrests US dual national for $51 Ukrainian charity donation

Los Angeles ballerina Ksenia Khavana faces up to 20 years in Russian prison for treason as Kremlin crackdown continuesThe White House has said it is seeking information after Russia said it had arrested a dual US-Russian citizen on treason charges, accusing her of collecting funds for Ukrainian organisations and openly opposing the Russian war in Ukraine.A Russian legal NGO said the woman, named by Russian media as Ksenia Khavana, a ballerina, may stand accused of transferring $51 (£40) to a Ukrainian charity in February 2022, on the day that Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of the country. She now faces
Read more
The Guardian

Russia adds Republican senator Lindsey Graham to ‘terrorists and extremists’ list

South Carolina lawmaker is one of more than 12,000 individuals on list kept by Russia’s state financial monitoring agencyThe Republican senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of Donald Trump, has been added to a list of “terrorists and extremists” kept by Russia’s state financial monitoring agency.Tass, the state-run news agency, first reported the move by Rosfinmonitoring, which allows authorities to freeze Russian bank accounts, though in Graham’s case is likely to be chiefly symbolic. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/20/lindsey-graham-added-russia-terrorists-extremists-list Author : Martin Pengelly in Washington Publish date : 2024-02-20 18:30:16 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
Read more
The Guardian

Labour calls for ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’ in Gaza as alternative to SNP motion for ‘immediate ceasefire’ – UK politics live

Party to table amendment to SNP motion to be debated on Wednesday in CommonsHere is an extract from the independent expert panel’s report explaining why it has rejected Scott Benton’s appeal against his 35-day Commons suspension.For the purpose of deciding the appropriate sanction for breaches of the code, the committee is well-placed for these purposes as an informed and expert body. We will not lightly interfere with their decision on sanction. Under the procedural protocol, we will do so only if the committee’s decision is unreasonable or disproportionate. We do not find that to be the case here. Continue reading...
Read more
The Guardian

Middle East crisis live: Unicef warns of soaring levels of child deaths in Gaza due to malnutrition

‘The strip is poised to witness an explosion in preventable child deaths, which would compound the already unbearable level of child deaths,’ says officialUS urges Israel to drop plans for Rafah ground offensiveUN agency Unicef has warned the Gaza Strip is poised to witness an increase in what an official said was “the already unbearable level of child deaths” due to a worsening food crisis.A report by the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), an aid partnership led by the UN’s children’s agency, says more than 90% of children under five in Gaza eat two or fewer food groups a day, known
Read more
The Guardian

Unions warn against watering down Labour reforms of workers’ rights and ban on zero-hours contracts

TUC call follows admission by CBI president that it is pushing party to soften its plansUnion leaders have warned business groups against pushing Keir Starmer to water down Labour’s plans to introduce sweeping reforms of workers’ rights and a ban on zero-hours contracts.As the Labour leader comes under pressure from industry to scale back its shake-up of employment laws, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said the plans were “extremely popular” with voters and good for the economy. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/feb/20/unions-labour-workers-rights-zero-hours-contracts-tuc-cbi Author : Richard Partington Economics correspondent Publish date : 2024-02-20 08:00:40 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to
Read more
The Guardian

Supporter who spat in direction of Jarryd Hayne’s rape victim awarded $35,000 in defamation ruling

In defamation case brought by Mina Greiss Seven network succeeded in arguing contextual truth defence but lost argument of honest opinionFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastA supporter who spat in the direction of Jarryd Hayne’s rape victim will be awarded nominal defamation damages, despite a judge finding he engaged in “generally disgraceful behaviour” after the former league star was sentenced.Mina Greiss was among a group attending Newcastle courthouse in May 2021 when Hayne was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison after being
Read more
The Guardian

Australia news live: thousands of Victorians still without power, Allan says; close to a million lightning strikes in NSW and Qld

Bureau of Meteorology confirms tens of thousands of lightning strikes around Sydney area in 24 hours to Tuesday. Follow today’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastEx-cyclone Lincoln could gather strength and redevelopA massive storm that lashed the Top End with heavy rain could gather strength and redevelop into a tropical cyclone, AAP reports.We’ve seen all the leaders of major parties say they take on board and accept in the recommendations … but it appears very little has changed on the ground. We still have unlimited and unmonitored alcohol consumption in Parliament House
Read more
The Guardian

After a bad legal week for Trump, even worse could be on the horizon

The ex-president is scrambling to come up with $450m after the judgment in his fraud trial as the next case loomsDonald Trump was already reeling from multiple legal setbacks when a New York judge last week handed the former president a staggering defeat in his civil fraud case, ordering him to pay roughly $450m to the state after finding him liable for conspiracy to manipulate his net worth.The decision by Justice Arthur Engoron capped a bad legal week for Trump, who had watched his lawyers attempt to get access to sealed filings in a classified documents case in Florida and
Read more
The Guardian

Kemi Badenoch calls ex-Post Office chair’s claims ‘blatant attempt to seek revenge’ – UK politics live

Business secretary says Henry Staunton was dismissed after his response to bullying allegations and says his claims were ‘completely false’No 10 has declined to repeat Kemi Badenoch’s claim that the former chair of the Post Office gave an interview “full of lies” about the conversation she had when she sacked him.At the morning lobby briefing, the PM’s spokesperson would not adopt the language used by Badenoch in a post on X yesterday and instead claimed that Badenoch believes that the account of what she said given by Henry Staunton is a “misrepresentation”.Obviously this referred to a conversation that she had
Read more
The Guardian

Anglo American’s platinum arm to cut 3,700 jobs as metal’s price dives

Johannesburg-based Amplats says one-in-five jobs will be cut in South Africa amid plunge in profitsThe platinum arm of Anglo American is to cut 3,700 jobs in South Africa as the British mining company attempts to improve performance in the troubled division.Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) said on Monday it aimed to cut jobs after a sharp drop in platinum metal prices, which had led to a collapse in profits last year. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/feb/19/anglo-americans-platinum-arm-to-cut-3700-jobs-as-metals-price-dives Author : Jack Simpson Publish date : 2024-02-19 16:19:02 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
Read more
The Guardian

Middle East crisis live: Brazil president declared ‘persona non grata’ in Israel; more than 29,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza

Lula accused of ‘serious antisemitic attack’ over Gaza remarks; more than 100 Palestinians killed in Gaza since 7 October, ministry saysSee all of our updates on the Israel-Gaza warThe Times of Israel is reporting that Israel’s foreign minister Israel Katz will deliver a reprimand to Brazil’s ambassador to Israel at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial today. It follows a speech by Brazil’s president which Israel has described as “shameful”.Speaking in Ethiopia at the weekend, Brazil’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had said “what is happening in the Gaza Strip and to the Palestinian people hasn’t been seen in any
Read more
The Guardian

‘Scandalous’ if UK watchdog role left empty when Rwanda plan starts, says inspector

Successor unlikely to be appointed for six months – covering period when PM hopes flights will take offThe UK’s chief inspector of borders and immigration has called it “scandalous” that his watchdog role could be left vacant while the Rwanda scheme is introduced.In a break with the treatment of his predecessors, David Neal has been told he will not serve a second term as chief inspector of borders and immigration. The Times reported that a successor is unlikely to be appointed for at least six months – covering the period when the prime minister has said he hopes the first
Read more
The Guardian

New Zealand’s fertility rate hits record low as births fall

Analyst says drop in births reflect ‘continued trend’ of smaller family sizes and higher rates of childlessnessNew Zealand’s fertility rate slumped to a record low in 2023, official data shows, as the total number of births also dropped.The fertility rate tracks the average number of births women will have in their lifetime. New Zealand, along with many countries around the world, has seen this number drop as factors like education, participation in the workforce, and access to contraception contribute to women having fewer children. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/19/new-zealands-fertility-rate-record-low-as-births-fall Author : Eva Corlett in Wellington Publish date : 2024-02-19
Read more
The Guardian

Barnaby Joyce says he has given up alcohol for Lent as Perin Davey admits having two drinks before Senate hearing

New England MP accuses opponents of exploiting issue for political gain, while footage emerges of deputy Nationals leader appearing to slur her wordsFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastBarnaby Joyce has said he has given up drinking for Lent and accused political opponents of seeking to exploit the issue of parliamentarians’ consumption of alcohol.The shadow veterans affairs minister made the comments on Monday after the deputy Nationals leader, Perin Davey, admitted she had two drinks before a Senate committee hearing in which she appeared to slur
Read more
The Guardian

Two police officers and firefighter fatally shot after call in Minneapolis suburbs

A suspect in the shooting also died, officials say, and another officer was injured responding to call for help in BurnsvilleA desperate call for help from a home in suburban Minneapolis early on Sunday turned deadly for two police officers and a firefighter who were fatally shot at the scene, according to officials.A suspect in the shooting also died, officials said. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/18/minneapolis-burnsville-shooting-police-firefighter Author : Associated Press Publish date : 2024-02-19 01:02:59 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
Read more
The Guardian

Australia news live: Perth swelters as WA hottest place in world; NSW reveals locations of 100 new preschools

Perth is forecast to hit 43C on Monday after Carnarvon recorded the world’s hottest temperature of 2024. Follow the day’s news liveThe locations of 100 new public preschools to be built across New South Wales by 2027 will be revealed by the state government today.The centres will be co-located at public primary school sites as part of a $769m project.Children who receive high-quality early childhood education can benefit throughout their life and it is so important families are able to access good quality services wherever they live.This investment is an important step towards delivering expanded preschool access for all families
Read more
The Guardian

New York governor seeks to quell business owners’ fears after Trump ruling

Kathy Hochul says law-abiding businesspeople have ‘nothing to worry about’ after question on state’s commercial climateThe New York governor has told business owners in her state that there is “nothing to worry about” after Donald Trump was fined $355m and temporarily banned from engaging in commerce in the state when he lost his civil fraud trial Friday.In an interview on the New York radio show the Cats Roundtable with the supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis, Kathy Hochul sought to quell fears in some quarters that the penalties handed to Trump for engaging in fraudulent business practices could chill the state’s commercial
Read more
The Guardian

George Santos accuses Jimmy Kimmel of tricking him into making humiliating Cameo videos

Lawsuit alleges late-night host misrepresented himself to induce Santos to create videos ‘ridiculing’ his ‘gregarious personality’Former congressman George Santos alleged in a lawsuit filed Saturday that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel deceived him into making videos on the Cameo app that were used to ridicule the disgraced New York Republican on the show.The lawsuit filed in US district court for the southern district of New York names Kimmel, ABC and Walt Disney Co as defendants. A Disney representative listed as a media contact for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show didn’t immediately respond to an email from the Associated Press seeking comment.
Read more
The Guardian

Ukraine war live: More than 400 people detained in Russia as they paid tribute to Alexei Navalny

Rights group says more than 200 people arrested in St Petersburg alone as people streamed to ad-hoc memorials after death of opposition leaderResponding to US Republican senator JD Vance on a panel at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, German politician Ricarda Lang pushed back at the idea of a deal with Russia.Putin has shown over and over again – and he just showed this with the murder of Navalny on Friday – that he has no interest in peace at the moment. That he does not want peace.So if you say we stop supporting Ukraine, stop giving weapons to
Read more
The Guardian

Middle East crisis live: UN security council likely to vote on Gaza ceasefire this week, reports say; US threatens veto

Council likely to vote on Tuesday on resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Israel-Gaza war, diplomats say Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/feb/18/middle-east-crisis-live-un-security-council-likely-to-vote-on-gaza-ceasefire-this-week-reports-say-us-threatens-veto Author : Yohannes Lowe Publish date : 2024-02-18 10:24:40 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.
Read more
The Guardian

Thousands of NSW students to stay home after asbestos found in mulch at two more Sydney schools

Positive tests recorded at schools in Marsden Park and Orchard Hills takes total number of sites to have tested positive to 34 since early JanuaryFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThousands of New South Wales students will be forced into remote learning for a week after asbestos was found at another two Sydney schools, as testing continues across the city.The state’s environment watchdog confirmed the additional positive results on Sunday while investigators continued to trace and test mulch that may be contaminated with asbestos.Sign up for
Read more
The Guardian

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra released on parole from police hospital

Formerly exiled billionaire freed six months into eight-year sentence due to age and healthFormer Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been freed on parole and returned home, six months after he was arrested on his dramatic return to the kingdom from 15 years of self-imposed exile.The controversial billionaire, twice elected premier and ousted in a 2006 military coup, was jailed for eight years on graft and abuse-of-power charges after he arrived in Thailand in August. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/17/former-thai-pm-thaksin-shinawatra-about-to-be-released-on-parole Author : Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Publish date : 2024-02-18 03:03:45 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked
Read more
The Guardian

Australia news live: PM to spruik stage-three tax cuts at country Labor conference; ex-Cyclone Lincoln prompts Top End weather warnings

Anthony Albanese to say tax changes aimed squarely at people in regional areas; heavy rain could linger over north-west Queensland and Northern Territory as storm moves westGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastAsked about the Barnaby Joyce incident and “issues of alcohol in Parliament House”, Chandler-Mather says the public is right to expect “a high standard for politicians”, even though they “don’t always deliver”.Look, personally, in general I don’t think drug testing and alcohol testing in any workplace is necessarily a good idea. People are justifiably upset at the standard politicians hold themselves to.When
Read more
The Guardian

Japan to launch world’s first wooden satellite to combat space pollution

The environmentally friendly LignaSat probe – set to orbit this summer – has been created to combat harmful aluminium particlesJapanese scientists have created one of the world’s most unusual spacecraft – a tiny satellite that is made of timber.The LignoSat probe has been built of magnolia wood, which, in experiments carried out on the International Space Station (ISS), was found to be particularly stable and resistant to cracking. Now plans are being finalised for it to be launched on a US rocket this summer. Continue reading... Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/feb/17/japan-to-launch-worlds-first-wooden-satellite-to-combat-space-pollution Author : Robin McKie Science Editor Publish date : 2024-02-17
Read more
1 2 3 47
Page 1 of 47

Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis- Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis * Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis | | Australia news live: Woolworths CEO to retire; sharehouse demand soars amid rental crisis |