Australia considers joint patrols with Indonesian Navy

Australia considers joint patrols with Indonesian Navy

Updated November 01, 2016 09:14:07 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed Australia is considering joint patrols with Indonesia in the contested South China Sea. Key points: Ms Bishop told ABC Radio any operation would be in accordance with international law Tensions between Jakarta and Beijing have increased in recent months Indonesian Defence Minister told reporters joint patrols would help bring peace to the disputed waters Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu raised the possibility of joint patrols during an annual meeting with Ms Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne last week….

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Mariah, Packer ‘in settlement negotiations’

Mariah, Packer ‘in settlement negotiations’

MARIAH Carey and James Packer are reportedly “deep in settlement negotiations” as they flesh out the details of their very public split. According to TMZ, the singer was ordered out of the Beverly Hills house she has been sharing with the Aussie billionaire, but is refusing to leave and is demanding that Packer buy her a mansion in Los Angeles as part of the settlement. The US gossip website claims Carey, 46, is privately demanding $50 million ($AUD65.7 million) from Packer, 49, partly because she uprooted her family to be…

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Turkey arrests 13 journalists after mass official firings

Turkey arrests 13 journalists after mass official firings

Early Monday morning, Turkish police detained Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, along with a dozen other reporters in a raid, according to official news agency Anadolu. The Turkish government has accused the journalists of publishing stories to “legitimize the coup d’etat” just before the July 15 coup attempt. The journalists are accused of crimes on behalf of enemies of the state. Supporters of the newspaper, including opposition politicians, protested the move outside the publication’s Istanbul offices Monday. The arrests followed a weekend during which more than 10,000 public…

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Ex-AGs rip Comey

Ex-AGs rip Comey

He called Comey’s actions an “error in judgment” and said he is “somewhat perplexed about what the director was trying to accomplish here.” Gonzales said Comey’s letter Friday informing lawmakers that the FBI is reviewing new emails potentially related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state breaks from long-standing Justice Department practice. The protocol is not to comment on investigations and to stay silent on politically sensitive matters less than 60 days from an election. “You don’t comment on investigations because commenting…

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