Monthly Archives: March 2019

Opinion: Trump’s Recognition Of Israel’s Claim To Golan Only Creates New Problems

Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is a former State Department official who advised six previous secretaries of state 0n Middle East policy. He is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President. If there ever was a foreign policy decision made for ...

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Police in Canada, Australia investigate networks behind malicious R.A.T. software

The software can be used for theft of personal information and intellectual property Authorities in Canada and Australia say police have conducted searches in two cities as part of an investigation of criminal networks that use a type of malicious software to gain unauthorized access to computer systems. The international investigation is focused on a type of malware known as ...

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Australia Looks to Repair China Relationship After Huawei Spat

Australia is seeking to repair its relationship with its largest trading partner, China, following a deterioration in ties after it banned Huawei Technologies Co. from bidding for 5G contracts and the introduction of anti-foreign interference laws aimed at Beijing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government on Friday announced the formation of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, which will use the private sector, ...

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This Australian farmer is saving fossils of some of the planet’s weirdest, most ancient creatures

NILPENA CATTLE STATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA—Fly over the cattle station here in a Cessna 172 and you’ll see a dry riverbed snaking through brown, mottled earth punctuated by the occasional patch of saltbush. There’s no sign of the 200 cattle currently being run on this property, which is about the size of New York City and sits 450 kilometers north ...

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Millionaires’ beach: Australia’s new richest postcode revealed

Australia has a new richest postcode for the first time in seven years. The postcode that’s home to Palm Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches has dethroned the one containing Edgecliff, Darling Point and Malcolm Turnbull’s Point Piper residence in the city’s eastern suburbs, according to Australian Taxation Office statistics released late on Thursday. The 1,279 tax filers in Palm Beach’s ...

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US breaks silence, requests Lebanon extradite suspected Syrian war criminal

Until this week, Germany and Beirut had been refusing to confirm reports that Berlin was seeking the extradition of Syria’s air force intelligence head. Then the State Department publically called on Lebanon to follow through the request and hand over the man who has presided over one of Syria’s most feared security agencies through a long bloody war. The 66-year-old ...

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Jewish community launches crowdfunding campaign to support Christchurch Muslims

The Jewish community of NSW has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the Muslim community of Christchurch. The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies kicked off the campaign with a donation of $1800, the significance of the figure being that the number 18 denotes “life” in the Hebrew language. NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president Lesli Berger and CEO Vic Alhadeff said: ...

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Women’s empowerment shouldn’t come at cost to men, says Australian PM … on International Women’s Day

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has provoked outrage on International Women’s Day by saying that men should not have to make way for women’s empowerment. “We’re not about setting Australians against each other, trying to push some down to lift others up,” Morrison told a function organized by Australia’s mining industry on March 8. “We want to see women rise. But we ...

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Sydney’s quantum play: Can Australia host the world’s quantum Silicon Valley?

Inside a plain white cylinder a bit bigger than a beer keg at the University of Sydney is one of the coldest places in the universe. It sits at about a hundredth of a degree above absolute zero. Within the cylinder is a piece of technology forged in a silicon furnace, which aims to revolutionise everything from medicine, to our ...

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WA’s plan to curb emissions ‘unworkable’, says Morrison

The Morrison government has criticised as “unworkable” a plan by Western Australia’s environment watchdog to impose tougher measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions from large projects. The state’s environmental protection authority, which works independently as an adviser to the WA government on environmental approvals, published new guidelines this week that would require developers of projects with direct emissions of more ...

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