Liberal Party votes to privatise ABC, move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

The Liberal Party has voted in favour of privatising the ABC, seeking to reduce taxpayer costs by selling off the public broadcaster. The vote passed with a ratio of 2:1, but no clear plan for how it will be sold or for what price has been laid out yet. High profile Liberal members have spoken…

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Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort jailed

Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for the Trump election campaign, has been jailed awaiting trial for witness tampering. Mr Manafort was charged with witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US election. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked his bail in Washington, sentencing him to jail after…

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Nearly 2000 children separated from parents in two months at US-Mexico border

The US Government said that 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31 as part of the Trump administration’s stricter border control policies. This has occurred as the result of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy announced by US Attorney General Jeff Session under which criminal charges are placed against those…

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Trade war between China, US likely as Trump imposes $50 billion in tariffs

US President Donald Trump declared $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports as the two nations look to be moving towards a trade war. Mr Trump announced a list of more than 800 strategic Chinese imports to be subject to a 25 percent tariff from July 6th, including cars. China has responded in kind, announcing…

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