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Sleepy Joe Biden says US must lead ‘new world order’

US President Joe Biden raised eyebrows on Monday after he claimed a “new world order” would soon be established and that it was up to the United States to lead it. During a speech at Business Roundtable’s CEO Quarterly Meeting, Biden claimed the world was at “an inflection point” which “occurs every three or four generations” and that it was up to the US to determine

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Breaking: A court in Moscow has sentenced the opposition figure to nine years in prison. Earlier: Russian opposition activist Navalny has been convicted on a “large-scale” fraud case and also found guilty of contempt of court. He is already serving a prison term related to the cosmetics brand Yves Rocher. 

Part of the trial was over Navalny’s previous behavior in the courtroom. During proceedings in an insult case which the activist denounced as illegitimate, he used disparaging language towards the judge, including addressing her by the rank of a Nazi officer. Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny has been convicted on Tuesday in a “large-scale” fraud case. He was also found guilty

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Magistrate questioned legal costs in parking infringement case

Our subscriber told us “Hiring a firm of solicitors to prosecute Disabled Motorists for parking offences in tantamount to hiring Orthopaedic Surgeons to remove a splinter and charging at their Specialists rates.” The Hobart City Council engages large Hobart law firm Simmons Wolfhagen to prosecute many of these parking cases. In a recent case a senior Hobart Magistrate said they

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Craig Thomson charged hours after conviction for emails to estranged wife 

Former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson has been arrested and charged on the NSW Central Coast, accused of breaching an apprehended violence order hours after he was sentenced for domestic violence-related offences. The 57-year-old pleaded guilty in Gosford Local Court on Tuesday to using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend, relating to emails sent to his estranged wife.

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The Star Entertainment Group’s chief executive Matt Bekier furiously rejected an audit that found his company was failing to tackle money laundering at its casinos, before the group re-hired its authors in an attempt to water down their damning report. 

Star later erroneously claimed legal privilege over the 2018 KPMG report to hide it from the financial crimes watchdog, an inquiry into its suitability to hold the licence for its flagship Sydney casino heard on Tuesday. The casino’s former chief risk officer Paul McWilliams told the inquiry Mr Bekier slammed the KPMG report onto a desk at a meeting of

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A Magistrate once again rejects the evidence of a Police officer, this time finding the defendant was actually assaulted

Today Magistrate Marron acquitted Shane Christopher Hardman of one count of Criminal Code resisting lawful apprehension. The charge related to a pursuit of a vehicle in which Hardman had been travelling, that ended with a Constable drawing their weapon and ordering Hardman to get on the ground. Hardman’s counsel, Fabiano Cangelosi, had argued that “the Constable never had a power

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Singapore: A leading air crash investigator says foul play should be at the top of the list for authorities investigating the crash of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735, after the flight’s almost vertical descent matched the fate of two previous disasters. 

Michael Daniel, who worked on investigations into Egypt Air flight 990 and SilkAir flight 185, which were both deliberately crashed by the pilot – according to the US National Transportation Safety Board – also had “very quick, very sudden and straight” dives straight into the ground. “I think that’d be one of the first things I would look at is

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The military of the Russian Federation handed over to the inhabitants of Melitopol about 20 tons of humanitarian aid 

The Russian military handed over almost 20 tons of humanitarian aid to the residents of Melitopol with essential products. The convoy with the cargo passed through the border checkpoint of the Crimea, its security was provided by the military of the Russian Federation. The Russian military handed over almost 20 tons of humanitarian aid to the residents of Melitopol with essential

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The State Department reacted to the decision of the Russian Federation to recognize Meta as an extremist organization 

Russia’s decision to recognize Meta (the organization that owns the Instagram and Facebok platforms has been recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation) with the social networks Facebook and Instagram as extremist organizations was condemned by the US State Department , spokesman Ned Price said on Tuesday, March 22. “We condemn the decision of the Moscow court to recognize Meta with its

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Fire Investigators determine cause of Guilford Young School fire 

Tasmania Fire Service has concluded the investigation into the fire at Guilford Young College and determined it started from an overheating engine compartment in a car that was being stored in the building. “The engine compartment of a car caught fire a short time after it was driven into the workshop, and the fire quickly spread to the rest of

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