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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca vaccine doses secretly flown to Australia from Britain

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca vaccine doses secretly flown to Australia from Britain

More than 700,000 AstraZeneca doses secretly flown to Australia from BritainWe’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.DismisscloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeAdvertisementLondon: Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been flown from the United Kingdom to Australia but the source of the shipments was kept quiet to avoid any controversy in coronavirus-ravaged Britain.The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age can reveal Australia’s early rollout has been propped...

Apr 7
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Mathias Cormann elected next secretary-general of the OECD

Mathias Cormann elected next secretary-general of the OECD

Mathias Cormann elected next secretary-general of the OECDcloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeAdvertisementLondon: Mathias Cormann has been elected the next secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in a major strategic coup for the Australian government that also catapults the former finance minister onto the world stage.Cormann was on Friday named the winner of the six-month contest, which pitted him against nine other candidates from around the world for the top international...

Mar 12
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Climate change: Australian bushfires invoked by Biden chief John Kerry in plea for action

Climate change: Australian bushfires invoked by Biden chief John Kerry in plea for action

‘Stop us in our tracks’: Biden’s new climate chief John Kerry invokes Australian bushfirescloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: US President Joe Biden’s climate tsar has invoked last as evidence the world “can’t afford to lose any longer” and must urgently slash carbon emissions.John Kerry, a former US secretary of state under Barack Obama, is rallying world leaders to bring more ambitious policies to a crunch summit in Glasgow later this year through his role as Biden’s international climate envoy.His...

Jan 27
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Vladimir Putin uses World Economic Forum speech to highlight prospect of global conflict

Vladimir Putin uses World Economic Forum speech to highlight prospect of global conflict

‘The end of our civilisation’: Putin raises prospect of global conflictcloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: Vladimir Putin says the world risks spiralling into “all against all” conflict, as the Russian President faces fresh pressure over the attempted assassination and imprisonment of his main political rival.Speaking to the World Economic Forum, Putin warned the coronavirus pandemic and widening economic inequality had created parallels to the 1930s and said a failure to deal with those tensions helped spark...

Jan 27
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AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 million

AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 million

AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 millioncloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: The financial crime watchdog has issued a grovelling apology after accidentally telling Parliament that the Vatican transferred $2.3 billion to Australia over seven years when the actual amount was less than $10 million.The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre's claim prompted alarm and confusion in the Holy See, where Cardinal George Pell has been caught up in an over...

Jan 13
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Scott Morrison angers UK medical authorities by claiming UK not conducting safety tests on COVID-19 vacines

Scott Morrison angers UK medical authorities by claiming UK not conducting safety tests on COVID-19 vacines

Scott Morrison wrongly claims UK is not safety testing COVID vaccinecloseAdvertisementFor our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, By Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wrongly claimed that the United Kingdom is not conducting basic safety tests on coronavirus vaccines before they are given to the public, prompting a rebuke from Britain's drug regulator.Defending Australia's plan to not roll out vaccines until March, Morrison on Tuesday repeated his previous view that jabs developed by...

Jan 6
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Germany names hydrogen the hero of its post-coal future

Germany names hydrogen the hero of its post-coal future

Germany names hydrogen the hero of its post-coal futurecloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: Australian wind and solar farms could help Germany phase out its use of coal under a major export deal which also promises to create thousands of new jobs.Europe's largest economy has identified Australia as a potential supplier of the vast quantities of hydrogen needed to decarbonise its heavy industry in order to adhere to the Paris climate accord and to achieve Chancellor Angela Merkel's goal of net zero emissions by 2050. Research Minister Anja...

September 27, 2020
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International digital platform tax plan in disarray after US warning

International digital platform tax plan in disarray after US warning

International digital platform tax plan in disarray after US warningcloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: Australian plans to extract hundreds of millions from global tech giants are in disarray after the Trump administration jettisoned international negotiations that were crucial to making Silicon Valley firms pay more tax.Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would impose a tax on internet behemoths like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon in 2018. The government later reversed course amid fears the go-it-alone approach could prompt US...

June 17, 2020
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Italy's coronavirus cases soar to more than 1100 as top US agency says cancel all travel

Italy's coronavirus cases soar to more than 1100 as top US agency says cancel all travel

Italy's coronavirus cases soar to more than 1100 as top US agency says cancel all travelcloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: America's top public health agency has told US citizens they should not travel to any part of Italy, in a fresh blow to the country's struggling economy that will also be interpreted as a lack of confidence in efforts to stop coronavirus from spreading across Europe.The number of confirmed cases in Italy rose overnight from 821 to 1128. Eight more people died from the illness, bringing the death toll to 29 in what is the...

March 2, 2020
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George Floyd protests: Sophie Walsh, Ben Avery attacked in London by angry mob

George Floyd protests: Sophie Walsh, Ben Avery attacked in London by angry mob

Two Australian reporters assaulted and attacked during London protestscloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLondon: Two Australian reporters have been attacked live on air while covering an anti-racism demonstration which turned violent outside Downing Street.In separate incidents now being investigated by police, Nine News journalist Sophie Walsh was assaulted in Hyde Park on Wednesday morning by a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" and making stabbing motions.Later in the day, Walsh's colleague Ben Avery was chased down a central London street by a crowd...

June 3, 2020
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