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Malcolm Turnbull warns Australia is in an ‘energy crisis’

Declaring that Australia is in the midst of an energy crisis, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will call together the chief executives of east coast gas companies to address the threat to their customers. Mr Turnbull told delegates to a conference hosted by The Australian Financial Review that he was concerned by Wednesday’s report by the Australian Energy ...

New war memorial to troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to be unveiled by the Queen

The Queen will tomorrow unveil a memorial to the 682 Fallen heroes killed fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her Majesty will lead tributes to the war dead at the official opening at Victoria Embankment Gardens in Westminster. It comes as a Labour MP who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan calls on the UK to learn the lessons of the wars ...

‘We want bread’: subsidy cut sparks protests across Egypt

Some of Egypt’s major cities have been paralysed by rare protests in response to a cut in bread subsidies. The country’s ministry of supply reduced the state-sponsored provision of bread of up to 4,000 to 500 loaves per bakery, according to local news reports. The move is designed to replace an earlier and more controversial proposal to cut the supply ...

Egypt’s Christians are being driven out – will the world notice?

A spike in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, spurred by a video threat from ISIS, has drawn the prayers and concern of advocates, who are urging global leaders to take notice. “Americans need to know that one of the oldest Christian communities in the world is under threat from being completely pushed out of Egypt,” which would be disastrous ...

Fears rise in Australia over future of country’s most important alliance after Donald Trump’s outburst at Malcolm Turnbull

KALAHAN DENG In Australia, Donald Trump’s fiery outburst at its prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has caused  fears about the future of its most important alliance and left the nation wondering  whether it has been demoted to the likes of “Mexico, China and Iran”. The revelation about the extraordinary phone call between the two  leaders dominated headlines in Australia and led ...

Donald Trump declares legal system ‘broken’ as his team set out to ‘mend’ the travel ban

KALAHAN DENG President Donald Trump declared the legal system “broken” on Saturday, as he promised to forge ahead with the battle over a travel ban which has come to define his fledgling presidency. “So dangerous!” Mr Trump tweeted as he claimed that the majority of refugees allowed into the US since the court was halted by a legal challenge hailed ...

Newly-elected president of Somalia was until recently a city employee in Buffalo, New York

KALAHAN DENG Adual US-Somali citizen who until recently worked for the department of transportation in Buffalo, New York was declared president of Somalia on Wednesday. Mohamed A Mohamed, known as Farmajo, was elected by parliament in what observers say were the most democratic proceedings Somalia had seen in decades, leading to celebrations in the streets from his supporters. Mr Farmajo is ...

Donald Trump’s state visit to UK may be moved from London to Brexit heartland amid security concerns

KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to Britain could move from London to the Midlands to allow the US President to address a mass rally and raise money for Armed Forces veterans. Ministers also say the trip could be delayed from June to July to coincide with Mr Trump’s visit to the G20 summit of developed nations in Hamburg. ...

Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump is considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. Mr Trump told reporters on Air Force One that a “brand new order” could be issued as early as Monday or Tuesday. It comes after an appeals court in San ...

Kremlin angry over Fox News ‘Putin’s a killer’ question

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Kremlin has demanded an apology from Fox News over “unacceptable and offensive” comments about Vladimir Putin made by presenter Bill O’Reilly. In an interview with President Donald Trump Mr O’Reilly described President Putin as “a killer”. Mr Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that an apology from the “respected television company” should be sent. Mr Trump ...