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Henry Kissinger gives deadline for peace settlement in Ukraine

The conflict with Russia must end in two months or it will spiral out of control, the realpolitik veteran warned There is a small window of opportunity to wind down the armed conflict in Ukraine and find a peace settlement, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has told a gathering of Western elites in Davos, Switzerland. Beyond that, Russia

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New legislation to keep our children and young people safe 

Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring the future protection of our children and young people. It is absolutely clear there have been too many times where steps were not taken to protect children in organisations where concerns were raised about an adult working with children, along with cases where adults have been

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The AFP has charged the 51-year-old Master of an international bulk shipping carrier for his alleged role in the plot to import 320 kilograms of cocaine into Australia

The Montenegrin national, is expected to face South Hedland court today (Tuesday, 24 May 2022) after he was arrested on the cargo vessel Interlink Veracity yesterday and later charged with importing a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs. The AFP arrested the man after a forensic examination of a mobile device seized from him last week allegedly uncovered messages relating

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Serious crash involving motorcyclist

Tasmania Police including Crash Investigation Unit and Forensics are at the scene of a serious crash between a motorcycle and a truck on the Huon Highway, just past Allens Rivulet turn off. A spokesperson for Tasmania Police said: “Police are investigating a serious crash involving a yellow Triumph motorcycle and a white Isuzu truck this morning. Police and emergency services

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Bus driver dies after collision with unmarked police car in Penrith 

A bus driver has died after colliding with an unmarked police car in Llandilo, near Penrith, this morning. The police officer is part of a specialist command and is aged in his 40s. He was in a stable condition after the crash. He was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment for head injuries. Members of NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and

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In Sochi, a meeting was held between the presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, they communicated in a one-on-one format 

“We agreed to hold a separate meeting here in Sochi , because the circumstances require such a serious conversation, deep. I mean everything related to security issues in the region, the security of our countries, and, well, everything related to the economy,” he said. Putin.According to him, Russia is coping with the sanctions.“I would like to note that, despite all the difficulties, the Russian

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The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organisation has warned, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the Omicron wave.  

He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril”. The United Nations health agency’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told officials gathered in Geneva for the opening of the WHO’s annual meeting that “declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus”.  He also noted that almost one billion people in lower-income countries

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US ready to fight China over Taiwan. Biden said Washington could be directly involved in conflict should China try to take the island by force

US President Joe Biden indicated on Monday that Washington is willing to use military force to defend Taiwan if necessary. Speaking at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo, he explained that the US sees the idea of China “going in” with its troops as unacceptable. When asked if the US would become directly involved in a

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“Come, let’s see”: the Chinese threatened Biden after the words about Taiwan. China hits back at US, Beijing says it has “no room for compromise” on sovereignty and territorial integrity

Beijing warned on Monday it would take all necessary measures to defend its territorial integrity, and urged Washington not to “underestimate” the resolve of the Chinese people. The rebuke came hours after US President Joe Biden vowed to use military force to defend Taiwan if necessary. China considers Taiwan an inalienable part if its territory. “The Taiwan issue is a purely internal

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“We will never accept (the new government) – no matter how long we have to remain in Islamabad, we will remain there,” Khan said in the northwestern city of Peshawar. 

Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has announced a plan to topple the new government, with his supporters converging on Islamabad for a protest that he hopes will prompt the dissolution of parliament.  Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaaf (PTI), has asked its supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25 to call for the dissolution of parliament as well as

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