Macron inaugurated as President of France

Macron inaugurated as President of France

Posted May 14, 2017 21:24:29 Photo: Mr Macron (L) is far more popular than his predecessor Francois Hollande (R). (Reuters: Christian Hartmann) New French President Emmanuel Macron, in his inaugural address, has pledged to work to overcome divisions in society which had been shown by the presidential election campaign and to seek to build a strong France that is sure of itself in the world. “The division and fractures in our society must be overcome,” said the 39-year-old centrist who was elected on May 7 after beating the far right…

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The top five Eurovision 2017 performances

The top five Eurovision 2017 performances

Updated May 14, 2017 11:44:54 Eurovision has wrapped up for another year, after a few unexpected turns. Look back on the top five performances from the 2017 song contest in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. 5: Sweden – Robin Bengtsson with I Can’t Go On Sweden won the contest in 2015, and Robin was this year placed third after the jury vote for his slick pop song. The modern number, complete with a solid routine from Robin and his backing dancers, looked like it could deliver a second win in three…

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NSW RSL to undergo institution's largest probe ever into fraud allegations

NSW RSL to undergo institution's largest probe ever into fraud allegations

Updated May 15, 2017 00:52:06 Video: NSW RSL to undergo probe into fraud allegations (ABC News) Related Story: Former RSL president withdrew over $200,000 in cash from corporate card, report shows Related Story: NSW branch of RSL facing fresh claims of fraud, cover-up The NSW RSL will be the subject of a royal commission-style inquiry with powers to compel witnesses to appear and seize evidence, with state Charities Minister Matt Kean today announcing the Government will create the most wide-ranging probe ever to hit the venerable institution. Key points: Probe…

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'Nasty' Nastase returns in Madrid and the WTA is not happy

'Nasty' Nastase returns in Madrid and the WTA is not happy

Posted May 14, 2017 15:56:28 Photo: Ilie Nastase (left) is under a provisional suspension from world tennis’ governing body. (Reuters: Sergio Perez) The head of women’s tennis has condemned Madrid Open organisers for allowing controversial Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase to take part in the trophy presentation ceremony following the women’s singles final. The 70-year-old is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) following last month’s Fed Cup tie with Britain, where he swore at members of the opposing team and made a derogatory remark about Serena Williams’s…

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ACA won't back down as Aussie cricketers threaten strike action

ACA won't back down as Aussie cricketers threaten strike action

By Pat Galloway Posted May 15, 2017 07:13:07 Photo: With six weeks before the memorandum of understanding expires, players and CA are still at odds. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Australian Cricketers’ Association boss Alistair Nicholson is refusing to back down from his position in the latest round of negotiations with Cricket Australia over a new pay deal. There are now only six weeks to go until the current memorandum of understanding (MOU) expires. Nicholson is now calling on third-party mediators to help settle the dispute, with both sides unwilling to budge….

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