China flaunts N. Korea sanctions — and it poses a big problem for Trump

China flaunts N. Korea sanctions — and it poses a big problem for Trump

President Trump complains that China isn’t doing enough to squeeze Kim Jong Un’s regime over its nuclear weapons program. “North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success,” he tweeted last month. He returned to the theme Monday, tweeting that American policy hasn’t worked. The U.S. president wants China to use its position as North Korea’s main trading partner to force Kim to change his behavior. To find out what’s frustrating Trump, CNN traveled…

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Angry parents slam school zone police chase

Angry parents slam school zone police chase

PARENTS in Perth’s south say they are angry a police pursuit was not aborted as it approached a school zone on Tuesday afternoon. The Parmelia parents say their children’s lives were put at risk as police tried to stop an allegedly stolen car. The chase started when a Holden Commodore, allegedly driven by a 16-year-old, dodged a booze bus in Baldivis. The chase then entered Kwinana Freeway and continued through nearby Kwinana and Parmelia. Local parent Jasmine said the high-speed chase went through a 40km/h zone at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary…

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Oscars grandees to decide Weinstein's fate

Oscars grandees to decide Weinstein's fate

Now the Oscars need to decide what to do about Harvey Weinstein. After a series of bombshell sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood producer, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board of governors will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday to “discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.” “The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents,” the organization…

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One Nation how to vote cards may put Queensland MPs last

One Nation how to vote cards may put Queensland MPs last

By Gail Burke and staff Posted October 12, 2017 07:34:58 Photo: Mr Ashby said the party would make a decision on preferences when the election was called. (ABC News: Jacob Kagi) One Nation could put all sitting Queensland MPs last on the party’s how-to-vote cards for the next state election, in a move that could affect the outcome of the poll, due before the middle of next year. Party leader Pauline Hanson’s advisor and chief of staff James Ashby said a final decision on the matter would not be made…

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There was a reference to Harvey Weinstein in 30 Rock that we all missed

There was a reference to Harvey Weinstein in 30 Rock that we all missed

Updated October 11, 2017 18:25:12 Five years ago there was a line in an episode of 30 Rock that alluded to Harvey Weinstein having a reputation for asking actresses for sexual favours. It was a quick jab, buried in a wider plot line about show business, but is now being used as an example of how Weinstein’s alleged behaviour has been an “open secret” in Hollywood for years. “I’m not afraid of anyone in show business,” says actress Jenna Maroney, played by Jane Krakowski. “I turned down intercourse with Harvey…

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