Tag: Fear

U.S. notified Israel in advance about strike on Iran-backed militia facilities in Syria

The Biden administration notified Israel in advance about the airstrike against an Iranian-backed Shiite militia base on the Syrian-Iraqi border Thursday evening, Israeli officials told me.Why it matters: The airstrike was the first overt military action by the U.S. in…

/ February 26, 2021
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Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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Conservation Experts Fear That a New Amusement Park in Cambodia Could Endanger the Ancient Temple of Angkor Wat

Plans to build a new amusement park and resort near Cambodia’s most famous historic site, the Angkor Archaeological Park, have worried conservation experts. In November, the Cambodian government granted NagaCorp, a Hong Kong-based company that runs the NagaWorld hotel and casino in…

/ February 19, 2021
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Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings due to his “erratic behavior”

Donald Trump should not continue to receive intelligence briefings, President Biden told CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell Friday, citing the former president's "erratic behavior." Why it matters: Former presidents usually receive routine intelligence briefings and access to classified information…

/ February 6, 2021
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The Reserve Bank could still go negative

Few people expected the Reserve Bank to adjust its cash rate at its first meeting of the year today, and for good reason. It has been saying loudly that it is “not expecting to increase the cash rate for at…

/ February 2, 2021
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‘Panic-buying’ events are the new normal; here’s how supply chains have adapted

I live in Perth. Like most people here, on Sunday I was ready for a busy week of getting the kids to school, going to work, visiting the gym and so on. I planned to spend the hot afternoon at…

/ February 1, 2021
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Ideology triumphs over evidence: Morrison government drops the ball on banking reform

Political pressure forced the federal government in 2017 – when Scott Morrison was treasurer – to call the royal commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services sector. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne delivered 76 recommendations to reform the industry…

/ January 19, 2021
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Trump Supporters’ Main Problem Was Never The Economy

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to count the Electoral Votes that named Joe Biden the winner of the November election.Safe to say, the Donald Trump…

/ January 16, 2021
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Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon's decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

/ January 10, 2021
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Vaccinating the world: How to make more from less | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoegAhpChs2021 began with a worldwide ambition - to vaccinate as many people as possible against Covid-19.But in many parts of the world it's been a slow start. There aren't enough vaccine dose available yet. And sometimes, logistical problems add to…

/ January 7, 2021
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Dad Who Dressed As Frozen’s Elsa In Support Of Son Calls Video Reaction ‘Heartwarming’

Australian children’s author Scott Stuart, who wore a matching Elsa costume with his seven-year-old son, Colin, at Sydney’s recent ‘Frozen: The Musical’ premiere, has described the immense online support from strangers as “heartwarming” and “amazing”. A TikTok video of Stuart…

/ January 6, 2021
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Stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in Spotify’s pay-to-play plan

Spotify offered the promise that, in the age of digital downloads, all artists would get paid for their music, and some would get paid a lot. Lorde and Billie Eilish showed what was possible. Lorde was just 16 when, in…

/ January 4, 2021