“Political correctness, decency, rules, and the legal norms are simply discarded, the cancel culture is applied to everything Russian, any hostile actions against our country are allowed, including outright robbery”
The West has declared a “total hybrid war” against Russia, resorting to open “robbery” and “state piracy,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. Everyone “without exception” is set to feel the impact of this conflict, the top diplomat warned. “Political correctness, decency, rules, and the legal norms are simply discarded, the cancel culture is applied to everything Russian, any hostile actions against our country are allowed,
China has urged Australian politicians to stop being alarmist after the defence minister said a Chinese warship sighted off the West Australian coast was an “act of aggression”. Minister Peter Dutton on Friday claimed the ship, which had intelligence gathering capabilities, crossed into Australia’s exclusive economic zone in an “aggressive act” from China. Prime Minister Scott Morrison later clarified the
The nephew of slain gangland figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad has been shot dead at his western Sydney home in the city’s second deadly gangland shooting this week. It is the third fatal shooting in recent weeks in what police have dubbed a spate of “tit for tat” incidents in the city’s southwest, starting with the murder of Mr Ahmad in
An alleged drug importer tied to the discovery of a dead diver near a $20 million cocaine haul in Newcastle has been formally refused bail. James Lake Blee appeared at Parramatta Local Court via video link on Saturday morning after being extradited from Queensland overnight. He was arrested on Wednesday allegedly trying to flee Australia for Singapore. Blee’s lawyers made
Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in Jerusalem in a generation. The scenes of violence were likely to add to the sense
Before giving evidence at the Whiskey Au Go Go inquest, disgraced detective Roger Rogerson stumbled by saying he would tell “everything but the truth”. And when Rogerson was finally sworn in, his counsel indicated the convicted murderer did not want to answer any questions about the 1973 nightclub firebombing on the grounds that it might incriminate him. But after coroner
Shortly after midnight this morning a Tasmania Police car was rammed during an evade incident in the Derwent Valley. A motorist and passenger driving an older style white flat tray ute with no front number plate struck the rear passenger side rear door of a Police car as it manoeuvred to escape apprehension. Police spent almost two hours searching for
A volunteer soccer coach who sexually abused seven boys on over 150 occasions sat expressionless on Friday as he was sentenced to spend at least 20 years behind bars. Grant Harden, 31 from St Clair, was arrested in 2020 as part of the Australian Federal Police’s largest-ever child abuse sting that also netted 25 other alleged paedophiles that were sharing
Foster’s legal team applied for his bail in Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast on Friday, and he was released from a Brisbane prison where he has spent the past five months. Foster, 59, was arrested in 2020 for multiple fraud-related offences in dramatic scenes on a Port Douglas beach in far north Queensland, which were captured by waiting TV
The NSW Supreme Court has issued an extraordinary order requiring a major media company to hand over copies of an upcoming television program and newspaper investigation to an interested party before the content has been published or even completed. Double Bay cosmetic surgeon Joseph Ajaka successfully obtained a court order on Friday night compelling The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and 60 Minutes to
Russia has ramped up its allegations about the sprawling network of secretive US-funded biological laboratories in Ukraine, stating that other NATO countries have been involved in the questionable research.
Apart from the US, Germany and Poland have taken part in biological research programs on Ukrainian soil, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, the head of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Force, said on Wednesday. “Not only the US, but also a number of their NATO allies are carrying out military biological projects on the territory of Ukraine,” he said. “The German leadership launched
SECO officials said that banks and asset managers can provisionally freeze funds, though the funds needed to be released if they could not establish that the assets were directly owned or controlled by a sanctioned individual.
Switzerland releases some frozen Russian assets The Swiss government on Thursday reported that 6.3 billion Swiss francs ($6.33 billion) worth of Russian assets have been frozen under the country’s sanctions. The report said the figure indicates a decrease from the roughly 7.5 billion Swiss francs (over $7 billion) in funds the government reported frozen on April 7. A senior official