Icac NSW inquiry live: Gladys Berejiklian attacks ‘offensive’ questions as Daryl Maguire grilled on cash-for-visa scheme | Australia news

4.31am BST 04:31 We’re now hearing about Maguire’s role as the honorary chair of an organisation called the Shenzhen Asia Pacific Commercial Development Association. First, Maguire admits he used his role as the chair of the Parliamentary Asia Pacific Friendship…

Nuclear arms talks spiral into confusion as Russia rejects US ‘delusion’

Photograph: REX/Shutterstock US-Russian arms control talks have sunk into confusion after the top American negotiator claimed there was “an agreement in principle” between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, a claim Moscow quickly rejected as a “delusion”. Marshall Billingslea, the US…

A Look at the U.S. Army’s Future Mission

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by formers.” – Sept. 2018, Studies in Intelligence,…

How the Pacific Islands are Balancing COVID-19 Survival Demands on Coastal Fisheries with Sustainable Management — Global Issues

Coastal fisheries provide vital food security and household incomes throughout the Pacific Islands. The fish market, Auki, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS by Catherine Wilson (canberra, australia) Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Inter Press Service CANBERRA, Australia, Oct 13…

Saudi Arabia presides over G-20 interfaith forum

Saudi Arabia has embarked more assertively in recent years on an outreach to Jewish and Christian groups. Some of those efforts have coincided with a broader alignment of interests and emerging ties between the Gulf Arab states and Israel, which…

Norway to provide Covid-19 vaccine free of charge

OSLO: Norway will provide a vaccine against Covid-19 free of charge to its inhabitants when one becomes available, the government said on Tuesday, and this would become part of the country’s national vaccination programme. Norway, which is part of the…

Amy Coney Barrett faces questions on legal record as nomination hearings continue – live

First of two days of questioning for Barrett begins today What Barrett’s likely confirmation means 10-hour wait in Georgia as early voting starts Trump holds packed Florida rally Biden campaigns in red state Ohio Sign up for Fight to Vote…

Can Colonialism be Reversed? The UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Provides Some Answers — Global Issues

canberra, australia Wednesday, October 07, 2020 Inter Press Service But in my book, ‘We Are All Here to Stay’, published last week, I argue colonialism need not be a permanent state. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

Russia touts test launch of hypersonic missile on Putin’s birthday

MOSCOW: Russia has test launched its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile and successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea, a senior commander told Vladimir Putin on the Russian leader’s 68th birthday on Wednesday. Speaking to Putin by video link, Valery…