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The Kremlin has rejected claims it has defaulted on its external debt for the first time in more than a century, after a grace period on $US100 million ($144 million) interest payments ran out.In a call with reporters, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Russia made bond payments due in May but the fact they had been blocked by Euroclear because of Western sanctions on Russia was "not our problem".
The US Supreme Court's overturning of a landmark abortion decision is a reminder that people need to be vigilant in protecting their freedoms, Australia's minister for women says.The ruling against the 50-year-old Roe v Wade decision, which guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion, is devastating for many women but shows the importance of protecting fundamental rights, Katy Gallagher says.
People in France should start wearing masks again in crowded areas, especially in public transport, as the country has to deal with a new wave of COVID-19 infections fuelled by new variants of the disease, Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon says."I'm not saying it should be mandatory but I do ask the French people to put the mask on in public transport," she told RTL, adding it was a "civic duty" to do so.
Peter Overton explained his slightly altered appearance was caused by a burst blood vessel.
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions increased in the last year, according to new data.A quarterly update of the national greenhouse gas inventory says there was an 0.
The Sydney Harbour tunnel was closed during morning peak hour causing heavy delays in the area. Find out more.
A retired AFL star accused of trafficking $230,000 worth of drugs should be bailed so he can address his escalating addiction, his lawyer says.Sam Fisher, 39, applied for bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday after he was last month charged under a joint investigation between West Australian and Victorian detectives.
A growing number of Australians are identifying as Indigenous, including an increasing number of older people who are for the first time confirming their cultural origins.Census data revealed on Tuesday that there are 812,728 people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in Australia.
ShutterstockWhen Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declared victory on election night, he said he wanted to unite Australians around “our shared values of fairness and opportunity, and hard work and kindness to those in need”. So what would this look like in Australian schools? Schools, after all, are where a society that believes in fairness and opportunity must begin. Equity involves more than fairly funding schools. It is about matching teachers’ passion with the respect, time, resources and co
A NSW police officer could be heard saying the couple had been seen at a protest the previous day. The arrest took place close to Hyde Park, where the couple had been sitting and speaking to media. Source: Yahoo
Native bees and plants could suffer an indirect hit from the varroa mite if it gets away in Australia, an expert warns.Biosecurity officials have imposed a six-month ban on the movement of bees and hives in NSW after an outbreak of the deadly parasite near the Port of Newcastle.
Export restrictions in around 24 countries globally is pushing prices and increasing food insecurity, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).The latest Insights report showed food prices have increased 65 per cent in the last two years and reached the highest level since October 2012.
A man is in a life-threatening condition and a house has been destroyed after a suspected gas explosion in the UK city of Birmingham.Police were called just after 8.
A delay in the Brittany Higgins case is not expected to impact the implementation of key workplace culture reforms, including at Parliament House.Federal Minister for Women Katy Gallagher says the advice she has received, after a court ruling, was that the timeframe for the recommendations of the landmark Respect@Work report will not delayed.
Peter Overton assured viewers 'all is ok' after explaining why his right eye might not be 'looking its best'. Find out why.
The bodies of 46 suspected immigrants have been found dead inside an 18-wheeler truck in Texas. Find out more.
Group of Seven leaders have pledged to raise $US600 billion ($A864 billion) in private and public funds over five years to finance infrastructure in developing countries and counter China's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road project.US President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders relaunched the newly renamed "Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment", at their annual gathering being held this year at Schloss Elmau in southern Germany.
The 45-year-old man is holding his birth certificate in one hand and his learner's licence in the other.The man from rural NSW recently captured the moment he got his licence, having long gone without because he didn't have a birth certificate.
Australia's sense of order and its values of democracy must be defended, Anthony Albanese has declared.The prime minister visited Australian troops serving in the Middle East ahead of his week-long European trip, which includes the NATO Summit in Spain before travelling to Paris.
Five Australian men including current world No.2 Jack Robinson remain in the hunt at the World Surf League Rio Pro with a second lay day called on Sunday.