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Optus removes online job ad calling for ‘Anglo Saxon‘ staff

Optus removes online job ad calling for ‘Anglo Saxon‘ staff

Telecommunications giant Optus has launched an internal investigation after a job advertisement calling for white candidates at one of its Sydney stores was posted online. Photo: 123RF The ad for a casual retail consultant appeared on employment portal Seek on Thursday afternoon, and said people “who are Anglo Saxon” would be preferred. The company has since removed the ad, which […]

‘No practicable alternative to the use of force‘ – May

‘No practicable alternative to the use of force‘ – May

Britain‘s Ministry of Defence says strikes were aimed at a military facility where the Syrian government was assessed to have stockpiled chemicals. Britain‘s Prime Minister Theresa May described it as a limited and targeted strike that did not further escalate tensions in the region. Photo: AFP PHOTO / PRU Four Tornado jets carried out the attack using Storm Shadow missiles […]

Trump blasts ex-FBI chief as ‘slime ball‘

Trump blasts ex-FBI chief as ‘slime ball‘

US President Donald Trump attacked James Comey as a “weak and untruthful slime ball” after the fired former FBI director castigated him as an unethical liar and likened him to a mob boss in a searing new memoir. Former FBI Director James Comey and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP or licensors The president fired Comey last May while his […]

The path to the attack on Syria

The path to the attack on Syria

Today‘s joint strike by the United States, Britain and France on Syria came after reports first surfaced last weekend that more 40 people were killed on 7 April in a suspected chemical attack on Douma, which was the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region. Photo: SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENSE (WHITE HELMETS) / HANDOUT / AFP France and the US […]

US ‘has no moral right to blame other countries‘ – Russia

US ‘has no moral right to blame other countries‘ – Russia

Syria has been attacked just as it had a chance for peace, Russia‘s foreign ministry says, hours after US, British and French forces pounded Damascus with air strikes in response to a suspected poison gas attack last week. US President Donald Trump and Russia‘s President Vladimir Putin Photo: AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV “First the ‘Arab spring‘ tested […]

US and allies launch strikes on Syria chemical weapons sites

US and allies launch strikes on Syria chemical weapons sites

The US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. US President Donald Trump arrives to address the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP or licensors The strikes are in response to a suspected chemical attack […]

As it happened: Trump orders strikes in Syria over chemical attack

As it happened: Trump orders strikes in Syria over chemical attack

Donald Trump has approved US military strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites, in collaboration with the UK and France. The strikes are in response to an on the Syrian town of Douma last week. US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria. Photo: AFP or licensors

Russia fails in UN bid to condemn US-led strikes on Syria

Russia fails in UN bid to condemn US-led strikes on Syria

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack failed on Saturday (Sunday NZT) after only China and Bolivia joined Russia to vote in favor of a draft resolution. The Twitter page of the Syrian governments central military media on April 14, 2018 shows […]

Syrians defy strikes, gather in Damascus squares holding flags of Iran, Russia

Syrians defy strikes, gather in Damascus squares holding flags of Iran, Russia

Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. A few hours earlier, before sunrise, loud explosions jolted Damascus and the sky turned orange as Syrian air defense units fired […]

CHOGM: Reviving Commonwealth is the buzz as key role awaits India

CHOGM: Reviving Commonwealth is the buzz as key role awaits India

There is much poignancy to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting next week – an Indian minister visiting in 1973 toldLondon not to neglect the group soon after the UK joined the European Union on January 1 of that year. The caution was delivered in a light-hearted way: “When you find a new girlfriend, you should not forget your […]