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15 January 2018 5:51 AM Palestine's Abbas condemns Trump peace move as 'slap of the century'

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a US role in such a panel. The Palestinians are seething at US President Donald Trump's recognition last month of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and Abbas told a meeting of senior 12

12 January 2018 8:30 PM North Korea praises controversial book, says it 'foretells end of Trump'

Seoul: North Korea has praised American author Michael Wolff's controversial book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, taking pleasure from it's jaw-dropping account of chaos and dysfunction under President Donald Trump. The North's main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, says the book's sales reflect what it calls "rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments 12

12 January 2018 2:59 AM Markets Live: Miners pull ASX higher

The mighty force of consumerism has taken hold in China. In 2018, retail sales in China are expected to equal or surpass sales in the United States for the first time, another definitive marker in China's rise to economic superpower status. The growth of China's domestic retail market is luring everyone from automakers to make up companies that want to cash in on the country's 17

10 January 2018 8:00 AM South Korea says sanctions stay, despite Olympic detente with North

Beijing: South Korean President Moon Jae-in says there will be no easing of sanctions against North Korea, despite preparations now under way for North Korea's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. South Korea on Wednesday sent its nuclear envoy to Washington to brief the United States on the high-level dialogue held with North Korea a day earlier 11 1

5 January 2018 5:58 AM Marc Leishman leads in Hawaii

Marc Leishman has rolled on from his groundbreaking 2017 season by seizing the lead in the new year's first United States PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii. Leishman, the 34-year-old from Warrnambool in Victoria and now the world No. 12, fired an opening six-under par 67 at the Plantation course at Kapalua resort to lead the Sentry Tournament of Champions 17

4 January 2018 3:35 AM Ed Sheeran's makes his Simpsons debut

The singer-songwriter dominates every commercial radio station, wedding reception and streaming platform known to mankind. Now, he's making his debut on The Simpsons. Sheeran teased fans about his trip to Springfield back in July, but Fox has now revealed the episode will air in the United States this Sunday as part of the TV show's 29th season 21

3 January 2018 2:01 AM Donald Trump to Kim Jong-un: my nuclear button 'is bigger'

Washington: US President Donald Trump, responding to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un saying he had a nuclear button on his desk, said in a tweet on Tuesday that his nuclear button "is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" In a televised speech on Monday, Kim said "the entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons 24

2 January 2018 8:16 PM US to withhold aid from Pakistan

United Nations: The United States is withholding $US255 million ($A357 million) in aid from Pakistan because of its failure to cooperate fully in America's fight against terrorism, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says. "There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years," she told reporters at the United Nations 26

2 January 2018 8:47 AM Glencore sells Australian coal mine to Gupta's GFG Alliance

Glencore has agreed to sell one of two Australian coal mines it put up for sale last year to British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance for an undisclosed sum, the two companies said separately on Tuesday. The acquisition follows Gupta's purchase last year of the financially troubled Wyhalla steel works in southern Australia, part of a plan to build 25 1

2 January 2018 5:18 AM Street Outlaws street racers Farmtruck and AZN visit CIT ahead of Summernats

A pair of celebrity street racers stopped in to lend a hand at the Canberra Institute of Technology ahead of the Summernats car festival on Thursday. Farmtruck and AZN from the Discovery Channel's Street Outlaws series had flown all the way from Oklahoma City to work with students at CIT's Fyshwick campus. The pair had been working with CIT automotive 29