Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that shook Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

Sydney, Australia CNN — Prosecutors in Australia have ended high-profile legal action against a former government staffer accused of raping a colleague inside Parliament House, saying a retrial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) director of public prosecutions, Shane Drumgold, told reporters Friday that the … Read more

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the 'in danger' list, UN-backed report shows

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, the scientists said that the reef is facing major threats due … Read more

Hong Kong stocks lead losses in Asia on China unrest, oil at lowest in 2022

Hong Kong stocks lead losses in Asia on China unrest, oil at lowest in 2022

Proposed EU cap on Russian oil won’t be lowered by Poland, Baltic States: CBA The European Union’s proposed cap on the price of Russian oil will likely not be lowered due to Poland and the Baltic States’ dissent, according to Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The countries have objected the proposal claims, saying that the current … Read more

Kylian Mbappé goals ensure defending champion France is first side to seal spot in World Cup knockout stages

Kylian Mbappé goals ensure defending champion France is first side to seal spot in World Cup knockout stages

CNN — Defending champion France became the first side at the 2022 WorldCup to reach the knockout stages with a 2-1 victory over Denmark, sealed by a late goal from star forward Kylian Mbappé. Blues enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening 45 minutes, but Denmark’s defense held firm as the teams went in … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly lower, Tokyo inflation at highest in 40 years; US markets closed

Asia-Pacific stocks mostly lower, Tokyo inflation at highest in 40 years;  US markets closed

Proposed G-7 price cap may not have any effect whatsoever on Russia, says Wood Mackenzie The Group of Seven (G7) nations’ proposed price cap for Russian oil of between $65 and $70 a barrel may not be a significant deterrent for Moscow, according to Wood Mackenzie. The planned cap is not expected to make a … Read more

Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Fed minutes, Bank of Korea decision, Sri Lanka

Malaysian stocks rise as state palace announces prime minister Malaysia-listed stocks rose as the the state palace announced Anwar Ibrahim as the nation’s prime minister. The benchmark KLCI-index traded 3.86% higher following previous negative sessions, trading at the highest levels in more than two months. Telecommunications group Axiata Group Bhd rose 12.4%, and Maxis Bhd … Read more

Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China Covid cases rise; Asia markets mixed

Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China Covid cases rise;  Asia markets mixed

JD.com shares drop after company cuts senior management pay Hong Kong-listed shares of JD.com traded more than 5% lower in the afternoon after the company confirmed pay cuts of its senior management team. The Chinese e-commerce giant confirmed that it will slash the cash salaries of its senior management team by up to 20%, effective … Read more

Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China Covid cases rise; Asia markets mixed

Hong Kong stocks lead losses as China Covid cases rise;  Asia markets mixed

JD.com shares drop after company cuts senior management pay Hong Kong-listed shares of JD.com traded more than 5% lower in the afternoon after the company confirmed pay cuts of its senior management team. The Chinese e-commerce giant confirmed that it will slash the cash salaries of its senior management team by up to 20%, effective … Read more

Indonesia’s Widodo calls on G20 to work to ‘end the war’ | Politics News

Indonesia's Widodo calls on G20 to work to 'end the war' |  Politics News

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the G20 summit in Bali with a call for the world to “end the war” and bridge “wide differences” amid rifts over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has fueled geopolitical tension and caused a global surge in food and energy prices. Telling delegates that it was an honor for … Read more

Medibank data breach: Australia blames cyber criminals in Russia for attack

Medibank data breach: Australia blames cyber criminals in Russia for attack

Brisbane, Australia CNN — Cyber ​​criminals in Russia are behind a ransomware attack on one of Australia’s largest private health insurers that’s seen sensitive personal data published to the dark web, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Friday. In a short press conference, AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw told reporters investigators know the identity of the … Read more