In the days since Russia's invasion of Ukraine early last Thursday morning, protests have erupted around the world against President Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a deadly war.
In Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, hundreds of demonstrators turned out for an antiwar protest shortly after Thursday's predawn assault began, donning blue and yellow face paint — to represent the colors of Ukraine’s flag — and waving Ukrainian flags and holding signs calling for a stop to the invasion.
Similar scenes have played out in dozens of countries, including Poland, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Japan and the United States. In New York City's Times Square, demonstrators unfurled a giant Ukrainian flag banner to show solidarity with Ukrainian citizens.
But some of the most striking protests have occurred in Russia, where more than 6,000 people have been detained in antiwar protests against Putin since his military campaign in Ukraine began.
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A police officer has admitted escorting his daughter across the Queensland border illegally when travel was restricted during the COVID-19 outbreak.Robert William Eickenloff was on duty as a senior constable with the Road Policing Command when he rode his motorcycle into NSW to accompany his only child across the border at Tweed Heads-Coolangatta in September last year, a Brisbane court was told on Thursday.
The northern English city of Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, on behalf of this year's winners Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict there.Liverpool edged out the other candidate, Glasgow, as host city in a draw held live on BBC television on Friday.
With the federal budget two weeks away, the Climate Council is calling on the Albanese government to replace $11.6 billion spent on fossil fuel subsidies with "structural" environmentally friendly investments that could lower costs for households.
The European Union and its neighbours from the United Kingdom to Turkey have met to discuss shared security and energy problems stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine in a rare and symbolic summit of 44 European countries - but not Russia.The Prague gathering is the inaugural summit of the European Political Community (EPC), a format that is a brainchild of French President Emmanuel Macron and brings together the 27 European Union members with 17 other European countries.
Mark Baker/APIn response to Australia’s biggest ever data breach, the federal government will temporarily suspend regulations that stop telcos sharing customer information with third parties. It’s a necessary step to deal with the threat of identify theft faced by 10 million current and former Optus customers. It will allow Optus to work with banks and government agencies to detect and prevent the fraudulent use of their data. But it’s still only a remedial measure, intended to be in place for 1
Eight boys charged with the murder of a Melbourne teenager have been committed to stand trial.The group, which includes a 13-year-old boy, are accused of killing 16-year-old Declan Cutler on March 13 this year.
A United Nations body has agreed to a long-term aspirational goal for aviation of net zero emissions by 2050, despite challenges from China and Russia, as countries aligned overwhelmingly with airlines.The decision, described as a "compromise" by several European countries who wanted a more ambitious target, was met with applause by members at the 193-member International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) assembly, held every three years.
ShutterstockMore than a few eyebrows were raised at the weekend when it was reported a staggering 433 people won the jackpot of a government-backed lottery in the Philippines – sharing in 236 million pesos (about A$6.2 million). Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has led to calls for an enquiry into how this seemingly “near-impossible” outcome could have arisen. However, a basic understanding of probability and human psychology helps explain why this outcome isn’t as implausible as you might think. Ho
The NSW government is lobbying the Commonwealth to help fund its controversial plan to raise the Warragamba Wall by 14 metres.The government has written to Canberra seeking to split the cost of the massive infrastructure project that's estimated to cost about $1.
A three-year review of alcohol laws in the Northern Territory has recommended retaining the minimum pricing regime to help cut anti-social behaviour and other booze-related harm.The minimum unit price system sets a floor price based on the number of standard drinks in a particular product.
Sweden's domestic security agency says its preliminary investigation of leaks from two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea "has strengthened the suspicions of serious sabotage" as the cause and a prosecutor says evidence at the site has been seized.The Swedish Security Service said the probe confirmed that "detonations" caused extensive damage to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines last week.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says stopping development on flood plains, especially in western Sydney, will go a long way towards saving communities already reeling from multiple natural disasters."The obvious answer is to stop development on flood plains," he said on Friday.
Unsure why he slashed the necks of an 82-year-old woman and her son while buying a printer, Adam Curtis Brown thought paint fumes may be to blame.Brown, 43, was affected by pills and alcohol when he went berserk at Hervey Bay north of Brisbane in April 2018, the Brisbane Supreme Court has heard.
Lebanon has recorded its first case of cholera since 1993, likely the result of a serious outbreak in neighbouring Syria crossing the porous border between the countries, caretaker Health Minister Firas Abiad says.Abiad said the case was recorded on October 5 in the rural northern Lebanese region of Akkar and that the patient, a Syrian citizen, was receiving treatment and in stable condition.
Strengthening understanding of consent, ethical decision making and recognising behaviours such as coercive control is part of an updated program to be taught in Queensland schools.Released on Friday, the new Respect program also includes information about reporting of sexual assault and drivers of gender-based violence.