Russia, China push back on a US-led world

Russia, China push back on a US-led world

The foreign ministers used the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s first turn on the world stage to try to cast their countries as standard-bearers of a peaceful, democratic and reasoned approach to global affairs. And they used the opportunity to argue that globalization, technology and emerging markets are bumping the United States off its superpower pedestal. “The process of creating a polycentric world order is an objective trend,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, adding a bit of snark. “This is something that everyone will need to adapt to, including…

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Soon all of Hong Kong's dolphins will be dead

Soon all of Hong Kong's dolphins will be dead

Sitting in a white plastic lawn chair, staring intently through a pair of large, black binoculars, Charlotte Lau pulls a multicolored scarf high over her face and zips up her grey hoodie. Down a steep staircase in the boat’s main cabin, her boss Taison Chang sorts through the supplies piled on seats and a wide, curved table — maps and charts, a GPS tracker, snacks, waterproofs, two-expensive cameras with long lenses, and several bottles of suncream in defiance of the dreary skies overhead. Next to Lau, holding a walkie-talkie and…

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Children's author who witnessed Hiroshima bombing urged Turnbull to sign nuclear treaty

Children's author who witnessed Hiroshima bombing urged Turnbull to sign nuclear treaty

Posted September 21, 2017 17:56:34 Best-selling children’s author and Hiroshima bombing survivor Junko Morimoto urged the Australian Prime Minister to sign a treaty banning nuclear weapons before her death. Key points: Junko Morimoto wrote an eye-witness account of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Morimoto urged Malcolm Turnbull to sign and ratify the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons The author died on Thursday morning Morimoto was the author of My Hiroshima, her eye-witness account of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945,…

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Wall St snaps its 'record high' streak, ASX set to open flat

Wall St snaps its 'record high' streak, ASX set to open flat

Updated September 22, 2017 08:46:51 Photo: Iron ore prices has suffered another steep fall amid questions about demand. (Reuters) Related Story: Iron ore prices hit by faltering demand amid Chinese property slowdown What comes up must come down. Sir Isaac Newton’s oft-quoted law of gravity can also be applied to the movements of the US stock market. Markets at 7:30am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.3pc at 5,661, ASX 200 (Thursday close) -0.9pc at 5,655 AUD: 79.30 US cents, 58.40 British pence, 66.42 euro cents, 89.16 Japanese yen, NZ$1.09 US:…

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Two share $50m Powerball prize

Two share $50m Powerball prize

TWO lucky Powerball players are $25 million richer tonight – but there was no jackpot draw joy for WA. The two winning tickets, sold in the eastern states, had the winning numbers of 26, 17, 2, 10, 25 and 23, plus the Powerball of 5. The $50 million division one Powerball jackpot was split among the two winners. WA’s luck didn’t even stretch to division two. A total of 33 players across the country had six winning numbers and picked up $32,180.40 but none were from the west. Twenty WA…

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