US officials play down concerns Pacific summit could be a bust

Officials have sought to downplay concerns Pacific leaders could reject a draft agreement with the US ahead of a major summit in Washington. President Joe Biden is hosting a number of Pacific Island leaders at the White House for a summit for the first time. Officials have spent weeks in negotiations on a joint agreement, … Read more

Russian mobilisation, Ukraine war: Heartbreaking photos of reservists saying goodbye

Heartbreaking photos have captured friends and relatives saying goodbye to Russian reservists drafted during Moscow’s partial mobilization to bolster its army in Ukraine. It came as Georgia and Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that you have of thousands of Russians had flooded into their countries from neighboring Russia since the announcement. Russian President Vladimir Putin last … Read more

Gerry Harvey politics, saying independents a ‘disaster waiting to happen’

There’s some laughter from Australian billionaire Gerry Harvey when he suggests that China’s one-party led dictatorship is a model Australia should aspire to if it wants to get things done. But there’s more than a hint of sincerity. Mr Harvey, who turned 83 last week, says the “best” political system to “get something done” is … Read more

Australia v Japan FIBA Women’s basketball World Cup: What Opals need to avoid USA, China

The Opals can give their hopes of a FIBA ​​World Cup Medal a massive boost with a win tonight. With a quarterfinal berth sewn up, all they need to do is knock over Japan and the Aussies will avoid powerhouse USA until the gold medal game. FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, Sydney Olympic Park, Sep … Read more

Disabled university student begs class to wear mask

An American student living with a disability has delivered a desperate plea to peers following her university’s decision to drop its mask mandate. Not only was the mandate dropped, so too was the university’s policy that made it free for students to drop courses they no longer wanted to complete. The combination left Greta Estem … Read more

Stephanie Tully announced as Jetstar’s new CEO

Stephanie Tully has been announced as Jetstar’s new chief executive ahead of Gareth Evans’ impending departure. Mr Evans announced in June he would be leaving the role at the end of the year, with Qantas Group revealing on Monday that it had chosen Ms Tully as his replacement. Mr Evans had long been considered a … Read more

Opals Australia v Canada start time FIBA Women’s basketball World Cup: teams, stream, TV

What does an American do on a day off during the FIBA ​​Women’s World Cup? Visit the zoo and have a hit of tennis with Nick Kyrgios, of course. That was how USA star Jewell Loyd spent her Sunday getting up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos at Sydney Zoo then a meet and … Read more

Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022: Australia’s Opals defeat Serbia, score, Bec Allen injured in wheelchair, Sami Whitcomb

The Opals have defeated Serbia 69-54 on Sunday to boost their hopes of progressing to the knockout rounds of the women’s basketball World Cup — but the victory may have come at a cost. Australia exacted revenge of sorts against their recent rival, who knocked the Opals out of the Rio Olympics and beat them … Read more

Australia v Serbia FIBA Women’s basketball World Cup: Opals start time, teams, stream, TV

This one could get heated. The Opals step out for their third game of the FIBA ​​World Cup on home soil against arch-rival Serbia. Can the Aussies avenge their qualifying defeat and give a huge boost to their World Cup chances? FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, Sydney Olympic Park Sep 22-Oct 1. TICKETS ON SALE … Read more

Russia Ukraine war updates: Vladimir Putin’s mobilisation plan fails immensely as analysts pinpoint flaws

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its eighth month, Vladimir Putin’s new partial mobilization tactics have seemingly backfired. On September 21, the Russian President ordered a partial mobilization for some of the country’s citizens as a means to combat the scale of Moscow troop casualties from the war. Since March, General Staff of the Armed … Read more