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'Good is going to win': Love Actually sequel delivers poignant message

Love Actually's highly-anticipated sequel has delivered a heartwarming message in the wake of last week's terrorist attack in London that left four people dead and more than 40 injured. A star-studded cast that included the likes of Keira Knightley and Hugh Grant reprised their roles from the 2003....
 

Hanson threatens to halt government's agenda over sugar dispute

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is threatening to hold the government's $50 billion corporate tax cut plan to ransom, saying her party will withhold their crucial Senate crossbench votes until the Queensland sugar dispute is resolved. The challenge in the final sitting week before the budget....

Australia risks being 'crippled by pension spending'

Australia runs the risk of becoming the new Japan, "crippled by pension spending" unless it winds back the entitlements of a swelling aged population. Business figure Tony Shepherd, who chaired the Commission of Audit for the incoming Abbott government, raises the prospect in the first of three....

Labour: Brexit must give business same benefits

Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, will emphasise in a speech that this was a promise made by David Davis, the Brexit secretary, in January as he described how he envisaged a free-trade agreement and customs arrangement with the bloc. On Wednesday, T heresa May will trigger Article....

Log protected forests to keep timber mill open, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says

The federal government has offered to open access to protected forests and review the status of an endangered native possum as part of an appeal to save Victoria's Heyfield timber mill from closing. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce wrote to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday offering to....

Clean air hard to find when you're always trailing

Mark Kenny, national affairs editor 27 Mar 2017, 8:43 a.m. Tabulation of the first Fairfax-Ipsos poll results for 2017 was being completed just as David Coulthard was explaining on Ten's Formula One coverage why getting to the first corner ahead of others matters, even in a long race.

Hanson threatens to halt government's agenda over sugar dispute

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is threatening to hold the government's $50 billion corporate tax cut plan to ransom, saying her party will withhold their crucial Senate crossbench votes until the Queensland sugar dispute is resolved. The challenge in the final sitting week before the budget....

Australia risks being 'crippled by pension spending'

Australia runs the risk of becoming the new Japan, "crippled by pension spending" unless it winds back the entitlements of a swelling aged population. Business figure Tony Shepherd, who chaired the Commission of Audit for the incoming Abbott government, raises the prospect in the first of three....

'More than Google and Facebook': Teachers have 'inadequate' skills in one area

Young teachers are entering classrooms with inadequate computer skills, with the NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes calling for improvements in teaching courses at NSW universities. Mr Stokes said graduate teachers should be entering classrooms with a level of "digital literacy" beyond an understanding of email, Google and Facebook.

Republican lawmaker quits conservative House group over healthcare conflict

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Representative Ted Poe resigned from the House Freedom Caucus on Sunday over the conservative legislative group's role in sinking a healthcare overhaul championed by President Donald Trump. "Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do," the Texas lawmaker said in a statement.

Gun shop damaged by fire holds special sale

Altoona, Blair County, Pa. - Ken Biddle is slashing prices on all products at Outdoor City Guns & Altoona Indoor Ranges this week. He's holding a special sale to raise funds after a fire ripped through the business back in January. The sale is open to his members first.

New Anxieties As Trump Says Obamacare Will ‘Explode’

MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press. ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that “ObamaCare will explode.

4 Reasons to Rent Instead of Buying

For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that buying a house makes much better financial sense than renting one. After all, you'll have to spend a large chunk of your income on housing either way, so doesn't it make more sense to invest that money in something you'll eventually own, rather than....

Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solution

JERUSALEM >> The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates >> The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using ȁ#x201c;cold, cynical and false denialsȁ#x201d; to torture his loved ones. The lawsuit by Robert Levinson’s family in U.

Port Macquarie Nature School moves ahead with plans to open a primary school

In Port Macquarie, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, a preschool program is underway where children explore the outdoors and play and learn with no set schedule. The program is run by the Nature School, a not-for-profit, community-run organisation, which now hopes to start an independent primary school in Port Macquarie in 2018.

Departing producers, tourism, tech purchases feed trade gap

Many Greek producers have transferred their business activities abroad and now export goods back to Greece, burdening the trade balance. At the same time, Greek consumers have adopted new habits and show a preference for cheaper imported goods. On top of that, the absence of Greek-produced vital....

Greek gov’t torn between making concessions for deal with creditors and letting talks drag

As it has become clear that a deal with Greece’s international creditors still appears a bridge too far, the government is reportedly split between making the concessions required to reach an agreement soon and opting to live dangerously by waiting it out, with all the risks to the economy that entails, hoping for more favorable conditions.

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MONDAY. Economy Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is to meet with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides in Nicosia. Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis is to travel to Brussels, where he will meet with European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova and take part in the Justice and Home Affairs Council.

Vandals foil police patrols

The deployment of 200 undercover police officers has failed to thwart attacks on newly installed electronic ticket systems in Athens designed to crack down on fare dodgers as vandalism of ticket validation machines in buses and ticket barriers at train stations is occurring on an almost daily basis, Kathimerini understands.

Engineer Angus Bruneau led multibillion-dollar utility

Dr. Bruneau, who was the founding dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University (MUN), also helped create the Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE) to explore cold ocean technology, and established Fortis, one of North America’s top utility companies. He was also known for his philanthropy.

Mar 26, 2017 6:23PM EDTpublished: Mar 26, 2017 6:23PM EDT

Published Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 6:23PM EDT. Last updated Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 6:23PM EDT. Add to ... The U.S. dollar took a spill in early Asian trade on Monday as investors in the region fretted about the chances of U.S. fiscal stimulus following the defeat of President Donald Trump's healthcare package.

Hidden dangers lie in Liberals’ proposed parliamentary rule changes

When opposition MPs used procedural tactics to delay last Wednesday’s budget for half an hour, it was the parliamentary way of jumping up and down and screaming to get attention. They did it because they want people to notice that the Liberal government might be trying to take away the tools they use to scream for attention.

Study: Livestock grazing can benefit struggling bird species

A new study disputes a widely-held view that livestock grazing is largely incompatible with a ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its 11-state range in the U.S. West. Researchers said some grazing, particularly later in the growing season, could actually benefit the chicken-sized greater sage grouse.

Donald Erskine wore many hats, but music was his life's passion

Don was a business graduate and RCAF airman, a school teacher, accountant, entrepreneur and inventor throughout his long life, not to mention a devoted husband and a proud father of four boys. But it was Don’s lifelong love of music that really set him apart.

Mar 24, 2017 4:32PM EDT - A roundup of investment ideas for active investors | published: Mar 24, 2017 3:02PM EDT

Amidst all this information there remains one big, inexplicable surprise to me: two of the best performing global markets sectors, health care and technology, are subjects that get almost no reader attention at all when we write about them. Merrill Lynch chief quantitative strategist Savita....

Texas congressman walks away from conservative block

A Texas congressman has walked away from a powerful conservative group over disagreements about the failed healthcare bill. U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, issued a statement Sunday saying he was leaving the House Freedom Caucus. That's a group of hard-line group of Republicans whose objections to....

Sudan's Bashir to attend Arab summit: minister

Khartoum (AFP) - President Omar al-Bashir will attend an Arab League summit in Amman this week, Sudan's foreign minister said Sunday, despite a top rights group urging Jordan to deny him entry. Bashir is wanted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged genocide and war crimes related to the conflict in war-torn Darfur.

Popular puppet festival in Almonte cancelled

The curtains are closing on Almonte’s popular puppet festival after 12 theatrical years. The Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival has been cancelled due to a steady decline in all forms of revenue, including ticket sales, grants and sponsorships, according to festival’s Board of Directors.

Link to Leadership void, losses plague SA state companies

Key state companies and agencies that play a pivotal role in driving the South African economy and distributing essential services are in disarray, as a high turnover of senior management hobbles their ability to take decisions and massive losses threaten their financial viability.

Bitter Michael Barnier claims Britain will be ‘UNDOUBTEDLY worse off’ without Brexit deal

He suggested failing to reach a deal remains a “distinct possibility” just days before the Prime Minister is due to trigger Article 50 and begin Brexit negotiations. Related articles GETTY Michel Barnier has offered a gloomy prediction of Britain's future if a Brexit deal cannot be agreed Writing....
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