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  • 'No deal' on Brexit looms over a long eight weeks for Theresa May

    20 October 2017 2:09 PM 10

    And they will be about the fact that the PM did not confirm or deny the idea that in phone calls with other EU leaders she has indicated that the UK accepts political and moral liabilities upon EU exit significantly above the £20bn indicated so far. After warm words, a promise of internal preparation but no actual "significant progress" to phase-two

  • Brexit: Warm words but no trade deal as EU leaders shun Theresa May's summit plea

    20 October 2017 1:54 PM 11

    EU leaders have shunned Theresa May's summit plea to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal but sweetened the pill for the fragile British Prime Minister with warm words and a gesture toward future talks. Ms May asked the other 27 over dinner in Brussels on Thursday to help her quell calls in Britain for her to walk out of deadlocked talks on a divorce settlement

  • May positive as EU flags Brexit phase two

    20 October 2017 11:23 AM 11

    European Union Council President Donald Tusk says the 27 EU leaders have agreed to start fine-tuning a common position for negotiations on a future trade deal with Britain once it leaves the bloc in 2019. By starting work on this now, Britain and the EU 27 could start such trade negotiations immediately if a December summit agrees that enough progress

  • New Zealand election: Clarke Gayford hooks into new role after Jacinda Ardern's victory

    20 October 2017 11:06 AM 11

    New Zealand not only has its youngest female prime minister with the rise to power of centre-left Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, but a renegade new "first bloke" who is a national celebrity in his own right. Clarke Gayford, who hosts his own fishing television show, has already broken the mould of his predecessors, stepping in to defend his partner against

  • 'I had a pot of noodles': How Jacinda Ardern celebrated her big win

    20 October 2017 4:39 AM 16

    New Zealand's prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern promised "a government of change" as she met with leaders of her centre-left Labour Party Friday to prepare to take power after a stunning election win. The charismatic 37-year-old received a standing ovation from the Labour caucus after forging a coalition with minor parties on Thursday to clinch victory

  • Malaysia has entered into a ‘no find, no fee’ arrangement with Ocean Infinity to find MH370

    20 October 2017 3:31 AM 14

    THE world’s greatest aviation mystery has taken a new turn with the search for MH370 to begin again and Australia will play a key role. Australia’s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester acknowledged the agreement between the Malaysian government and the US- based seabed exploration company. “The Malaysian Government has accepted an offer

  • NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, NZ dollar sinks

    20 October 2017 2:02 AM 12

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation’s youngest leader in more than 150 years. The previous night’s highly anticipated announcement by New Zealand First leader Winston

  • Six Sydney tradies win $16.4 million Powerball jackpot

    20 October 2017 12:30 AM 13

    SIX young Sydney tradies say they’re ready to down tools and never work again after landing the massive Powerball jackpot of $16.4 million in last night’s draw. The private syndicate of six friends in their 20s held the only division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1118. The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1118 on Thursday, October 19 were 11, 34, 17, 31, 8 and 9, while

  • NSW teacher shot dead during Kenya robbery

    20 October 2017 12:13 AM 9

    A "passionate" Australian teacher has been shot dead in a wealthy suburb of the Kenyan capital after dropping her son at a friend's house. NSW woman Gabrielle Maina was shot dead in the exclusive Nairobi suburb of Karen on Thursday morning, local time, during a botched robbery reportedly involving assailants on motorbikes. Security company Insight Secure

  • Ardern takes up the reins in New Zealand

    19 October 2017 10:36 PM 16

    New Zealand's next prime minister Jacinda Ardern is taking up the reins of leadership and her first task is appointing a cabinet with 28 Labour, NZ First and Green Party MPs in it. The 37-year-old Labour leader, the youngest in more than 150 years and who has only been at the helm for three months, is forming a coalition government with Winston Peters'