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Russian delegation arrives for talks with Ukraine at Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul 

The Russian delegation arrived for negotiations with Ukraine at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. This was reported on March 29 by an Izvestia correspondent. Earlier that day, it was also said about the arrival of a delegation from Ukraine to the palace. In addition, it was reported that a long line of journalists lined up near the palace waiting for the arrival of delegations, as well

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Ruble flexes muscle as Russia trailblazes new economic path. Currency has soared by 50% since sanctions collapse

The Russian currency has risen dramatically over the past three weeks, reflecting the efficiency of the monetary policy adopted by the central bank in response to sanctions. Another major boost was last week’s government decision to demand that “unfriendly” states pay for natural gas only in rubles rather than in dollars or euros from now on. Earlier this month, the

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Russia says West not welcome at peace talks. Moscow’s Western partners “can’t be trusted anymore,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says

Russia is eager for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine, but it won’t accept any Western mediation during its talks with Kiev, the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “We’re ready to give diplomacy a chance. That’s why we agreed to the talks, which are resuming in Istanbul,” Lavrov said during a video conference on Monday with the Serbian

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Star Entertainment Group Limited Class Action Investigation by Slater and Gordon 

Slater and Gordon, as instructed by the lead plaintiff, commenced a group proceeding (class action) against Star Entertainment Group Limited (SGR.AX) (Star) on 29 March 2022. This group proceeding relates to allegations that Star made misleading representations and further, failed to comply with its continuous disclosure obligations as an ASX-listed company, breaching relevant provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the ASIC Act 2001

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The Northern Territory anti-corruption watchdog will investigate the decision to prosecute a policeman for murder after he fatally shot an Aboriginal teenager. 

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has previously denied politically interfering in the process before Constable Zachary Rolfe was charged over the fatal shooting of Kumanjayi Walker, in 2019. Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Michael Riches on Tuesday confirmed he would examine allegations of improper conduct related to Const Rolfe’s arrest and the process that led to the murder charge being laid. “My investigation will

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Two years ten months imprisonment for a raft of charges including stealing over a quarter of a million dollars in firearms and other property 

STATE OF TASMANIA v J  24 MARCH 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr J  you have pleaded guilty on indictment to one count of aggravated burglary, five counts of stealing, three counts of stealing a firearm or firearm part and one count of trafficking in firearms. The total value of property you stole relevant to the charges on the indictment

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Telcos refund $6.5m after under-delivering 

Two major telecommunications companies will refund nearly 40,000 customers after charging them for internet speeds that weren’t being delivered. Optus and TPG have refunded their customers more than $4.4 million and $2.1 million respectively. Both companies failed to alert customers the speeds advertised in their internet plans could not be met on the NBN infrastructure available.  The telcos self-reported their errors to

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Hannah feared DV order would antagonise ex 

Hannah Clarke feared getting a domestic violence order against her volatile estranged husband would antagonise her situation, an inquest has been told. Ms Clarke spoke to officers when husband Rowan Baxter took one of their three children after the family met at a Brisbane park on Boxing Day 2019. Footage of the conversation the sobbing mother-of-three had with officers has

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A judge says he’s dumbfounded by Google’s extraordinary conduct as John Barilaro’s lawyer calls for the tech giant to pay maximum defamation damages.

A high “headline” figure was important to vindicate the former NSW deputy premier whose reputation was ruined by despicable, false claims, Sue Chrysanthou SC said on Thursday. Mr Barilaro sued Google, the owner of YouTube, and commentator Jordan Shanks over videos titled “bruz” and “Secret Dictatorship” published on the friendlyjordies channel in 2020. During final submissions at the damages hearing,

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Meta Platforms-owned Facebook believes an Australian court has no jurisdiction to hear a criminal case brought against it by mining magnate Andrew Forrest, who claims the tech giant failed to stop clickbait advertising scams using his image.

The case in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia is believed to represent the first time Facebook has faced criminal charges. Dr Forrest, the founder of Perth-based Fortescue Metals Group, initiated the case, alongside civil proceedings in California, over the use of his image in scams that appear on the social media company’s platform. The three charges being considered by the

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MP Laming in court over Facebook posts 

Liberal MP Andrew Laming has backflipped in court action over social media posts published in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election after seeking legal advice. The Australian Electoral Commission has taken Dr Laming to the Federal Court accusing him of contravening commonwealth requirements by publishing material under a “Redland Hospital: Let’s fight for fair funding” Facebook page without adequately disclosing

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