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The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly, David Sassoli, said.read now
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday “a lot of progress” had been made toward ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile program.read now
Townsville mayor says resuming welfare debt compliance operations will only make matters worse
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Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries.read now
Esper said Turkey’s decision to go ahead with the purchase of S-400s from Moscow was ‘the wrong one’ [Erin Scott/Reuters]read now
Ursula von der Leyen faced the European Parliament in Strasbourg ahead of a vote on her nomination [Vincent Kessler/Reuters]
Ursula von der Leyen has been elected into the EU’s top job by a narrow margin after vowing to address climate change.
The 60-year-old former defence minister of Germanyread now
Rescue workers and residents search for survivors at the site of the collapsed building [Reuters]
At least seven people have been killed and dozens of others trapped after the collapse of a four-storey residential building in India‘s financial capital, Mumbai, officials and media reports said.
“Seven people have died inread now
Israeli archaeologists reveal a huge prehistoric settlement discovered near Jerusalem, offering new insights into how civilisations developed around the end of the Stone Age.read now
Iran will only sit down with the United States if it lifts punishing economic sanctions, foreign minister says [EPA]read now
Demonstrators protest against President Jimmy Morales’s decision to end the mandate of the UN anti-corruption commission CICIG, in Guatemala City January 12, 2019 [File: Luis Echeverria/Reuters]
In 1985, with the country in a deep economic crisis, Guatemala’s military rulers announced a new economic package that included a rise in theread now
Television images show people forming a human chain and using their hands to remove rubble from a four-storey building located in a narrow lane in a congested area.read now
Rio Tinto’s ambitious joint venture in Mongolia is facing big cost overruns and construction delays over concerns about the underground copper mine’s stability.read now
Pictures of murdered 17-year-old Bianca Devins were posted on Instagram by her alleged killer. Soon after, accounts appeared offering a glimpse in return for a follow.read now
The World Cup final will be going down in history. But not everyone is happy with the way it was won — or even that it was won.read now
EVERY year in July, NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’.read now
As US-Iranian tensions escalate over Donald Trump’s decision to abandon a nuclear deal, the leading candidate to become Britain’s next prime minister says he would not currently back the United States if it took military action against Iran.read now
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Film archivists were stunned to find an unusual news reel showing Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in Sydney during the Australian leg of their gruelling round-the-world tour.read now
Australian students are being taught Chinese language and culture by teaching assistants vetted by the Chinese Government for “good political quality” and a love of “the motherland”.read now
An independent review into APRA, ordered in the wake of the banking royal commission, urges an overhaul of the regulator and slams it for a poor culture and variable leadership.read now
Some of the nation’s biggest brands are in damage control following allegations of forced labour in their supply chains, but modern slavery experts say it should come as no surprise.
On Monday night ABC’s Four Corners aired Tell The World, claiming that the Chinese government has been systematically targeting the Muslim minorityread now
Anthony Albanese has demanded the Morrison government apologise to aged pensioners after an L-plate minister described the pension as “generous”.
New Social Services Minister Anne Ruston sparked angry calls to talkback radio this week after she also claimed the $66-a-day payment was “welfare” for people who can’t look after themselves.read now
https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/consumer/2019/07/16/coles-little-shop-2-woolworths-lion-king-ooshies/Coles’ phenomenally popular Little Shop promotion saw it trounce rival Woolworths, but the supermarket is facing...read now
Four people were killed and at least others 12 feared trapped under rubble after a building collapsed as heavy monsoon rains lashed India’s financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday, officials said, the second such tragedy in two weeks.
Torrential downpours have swept away homes, triggered landslides and claimed at least 180read now
How far have you gone for your favourite lunch? New Zealand police were this week tasked with an interesting call-out: to remove two curious little blue penguins from a sushi shop in Wellington.
The penguins weren’t prepared to take no for an answer, and returned to the shop when theread now
The minute she gets on any plane – “private or commercial” – supermodel Naomi Campbell whips two things out of her Louis Vuitton tote. Not hand cream and her phone: disposable gloves and Dettol wipes.
The cleaning staples are a vital part of Campbell’s astonishing pre-flight routine, which she’s sharedread now
A lingering hangover from the global financial crisis and a rise in casual work are making it harder for workers to switch jobs.
And that’s bringing down wages for everyone.
Jim Stanford, an economist and director of the Centre for Future Work, told The New Daily that growing insecurity in the labourread now
SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: US congresswomen hit back at Donald Trump over his racially charged comments, calls for US-Iran dialogue on the 2015 nuclear deal and rare images from inside Apolllo 11’s mission control… 50 years on.read now
A young man who took up to nine MDMA capsules at a Sydney music festival told his friend before he died “he was just going to keep a strong mind and push through it”, an inquest has heard.
Callum Brosnan, 19, collapsed at Olympic Park train station after attending theread now
Two-year-old Lutifier is an Australian citizen – and he is one of the millions of Uighurs who cannot leave Xinjiang.
His father, Sadam, has never had the chance to meet him.
“As a dad, the reason I am living and breathing is because I have the hope I will seeread now
Two people were killed and 40 more were trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday, police said.
The residential building in the crowded neighbourhood of Dongri, which was flooded during recent monsoon rains, crashed just before Tuesday at noon.
Disaster response force workers rescued five people –read now
A 28-year-old circus performer is rushed to hospital with multiple injuries after plummeting 11 metres from a trapeze during a show in Adelaide.read now
Outgoing Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin rejects the claim his officers were attempting to “intimidate” journalists when they carried out two raids — one on the headquarters of the ABC and the other on the home of a News Corp reporter.read now
David Cooke is 87 years old and enjoying retirement.
But 50 years ago, the Australian was working as a receiver engineer in Parkes, a country town of just 8,500 people in NSW, when history was made.
Mr Cooke was inside the Parkes telescope – colloquially known as “the dish” – when Neil Armstrongread now
Mining giant Adani is being accused of providing false information to Queensland’s environment department over land clearing at the site of its proposed Carmichael mine.read now