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Members of the Group of Seven wealthy nations have announced a ban on imports of Russian gold as the G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps begins under the shadow of the war in Ukraine and consequences ranging from energy shortages to a food crisis.The move by Britain, the United States, Japan and Canada is part of efforts to tighten the sanctions squeeze on Moscow and cut off its means of financing the invasion of Ukraine more than four months into a conflict Russian President Vladimir Putin calls a s
Australia's new environment minister has proclaimed her ambitions to show global leadership on ocean conservation but Tanya Plibersek this week gets her first chance to walk the talk.Heads of state and environment ministers from around the world are meeting in the Portuguese capital Lisbon to work out how to save the ocean from the ravages of climate change, pollution, overfishing and development.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Ukraine will win back all the cities it has lost to Russia, including Sievierodonetsk, and admits the war is becoming tough to handle emotionally.In a late-night video address, he also said Ukraine had been hit by 45 Russian missiles and rockets in the previous 24 hours, which he described as a cynical but doomed attempt to break his people's spirits.
Olympic champion Jess Fox has earned one of her toughest World Cup canoeing triumphs, overcoming sickness to paddle to a third consecutive K1 crown in Slovenia.Last year's C1 champion at the Tokyo Olympics was left emotional after falling ill before her K1 final on the Tacen whitewater course in Ljubljana but still managing to fight against the odds to another victory.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says a planned review of operations of the Reserve Bank of Australia is not about taking pot-shots at governor Philip Lowe but to ensure monetary policy settings are right.Dr Chalmers will soon release the terms of the review, an inquiry that was backed by former treasurer Josh Frydenberg before the May election.
An x-ray of the traveller's stomach showed 151 lumps inside his body. Read more.
Thousands affected by a deadly earthquake in eastern Afghanistan are in need of clean water and food and are at risk of disease, an Afghan health ministry official says, days after a UN agency warned of a cholera outbreak in the region.At least 1000 people were killed, 2000 injured and 10,000 homes destroyed in Wednesday's earthquake, after which the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) warned that cholera outbreaks in the aftermath are of particular and serious concern.
A former top-ranking NSW public servant has been named to helm a departmental probe into the controversial appointment of John Barilaro as the state's US trade commissioner.The former NSW Nationals leader has been blocked from starting the $500,000 a year post he created as trade minister until a parliamentary inquiry examines the circumstances of the appointment, with its first hearing on Wednesday.
Two gunmen remain on the run after dumping a stolen car involved in the Melbourne shooting of a former bikie gang member.Suleiman "Sam" Abdulrahim, an ex-Mongols member aged in his 30s, was behind the wheel of a Mercedes 4WD in Fawkner just before midday on Saturday when he was gunned down.
Premier Daniel Andrews is selling his new cabinet ahead of incoming Victorian ministers being sworn in at Government House.Mr Andrews stepped out with incoming health minister Mary-Anne Thomas and newly promoted cabinet member Sonya Kilkenny on Sunday after unveiling the frontbench he will take to the November state election.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has defended cutting the number of parliamentary staff crossbench MPs and senators can hire from four to one senior adviser, alongside their four electoral office staff."We have one vote, one value in this country," Mr Albanese told reporters on Sunday night, before flying out for talks in Europe.
With synthetic lawns set to replace grass across an iconic US city, an Australian expert has raised several concerns residents should be worried about.
Melbourne Vixens coach Simone McKinnis is counting on her side to carry the momentum from their barnstorming preliminary final finish over the Giants into the Super Netball decider against West Coast Fever.The minor premiers were in serious danger of bombing out of the post-season with two straight home losses after being outscored 40-23 by the visitors through the second and third quarters of Saturday's grand final qualifier at John Cain Arena.
Video shows the father rushing over the suspect, who is accused of killing three-year-old Nylo Lattimore and the boy's 29-year-old mother.
The new service will cost shoppers a monthly fee, but Woolworths claims loyal customers could save $400 a year on their groceries. Find out more about Everyday Extra.
Keith Birmingham/AAPIn a post-Roe world, 26 US states are certain or likely to ban abortion and one quarter of abortion clinics are predicted to close. Indeed, many closed the day Roe was overruled. With increasing ferocity over the past 15 years, abortion access in the US has been gradually eroded since the 1973 landmark Supreme Court ruling on Roe v Wade, through measures including the banning of federal funding for abortion, and state laws that enforce mandatory counselling and stringent lice
Victoria's Labor government has unveiled its frontbench for the November state election and crowned a new deputy premier.Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan will replace James Merlino as deputy premier, after he was one of four senior Labor ministers to announce their retirement and step down from cabinet on Friday.
Tehran has launched a solid-fuelled rocket into space, drawing a rebuke from Washington ahead of the expected resumption of stalled talks over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers.It's unclear when or where the rocket was launched, but the announcement on Iranian state television on Sunday came after satellite photos showed preparations at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran's rural Semnan province, the site of Iran's frequent failed attempts to put a satellite into orbit.
A new video has emerged showing the moment a murder-victim named her killer days before she died. Read more.
US President Joe Biden signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after a decision, which he condemned, by the Supreme Court expanding firearm owners' rights."God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives," Biden said at the White House on Saturday after signing the bill with his wife Jill by his side.