Turnbull urged to meet face-to-face with Trump as soon as possible

Turnbull urged to meet face-to-face with Trump as soon as possible

By political reporter Stephanie Borys Updated April 05, 2017 21:21:44 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged to finalise a face-to-face meeting with United States President Donald Trump as soon as possible. Concerns have been raised Australia will be left behind if Mr Turnbull does not secure a meeting with Mr Trump. Labor’s foreign policy spokeswoman Penny Wong accused Mr Turnbull of not taking a proactive approach to the Federal Government’s relationship with the United States. “I think we have seen Mr Turnbull be very passive when it comes to…

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Sophie Monk mocked mercilessly by Tom Gleeson

Sophie Monk mocked mercilessly by Tom Gleeson

SOPHIE Monk isn’t known for holding back, but she got more than she bargained for when Tom Gleeson roasted her last night. The comedian left no stone unturned during his “Hard Chat” segment on ABC’s satirical The Weekly With Charlie Pickering. He asked the 37-year-old about her early days as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, her radio segments with Kyle and Jackie O, her first (and only) solo album, Calendar Girl — and everything in between. Here are some of the best zingers. Gleeson: “You’re an actor, singer, model, radio presenter,…

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What's ahead of the blind date with global ramifications

What's ahead of the blind date with global ramifications

President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping meet for the first time Thursday and will seek to forge a connection and to stabilize the world’s most important diplomatic relationship, despite a gulf between them in experience, temperament and global outlook. Both have a long way to come to meet in the middle. Xi, though more prone to depart from his talking points than his predecessor Hu Jintao, spent decades navigating treacherous Communist Party politics, and speaks in the formal diction of Chinese statesmanship, where words and linguistic formulae for…

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Rookie tipped for F1 greatness

Rookie tipped for F1 greatness

The Belgian rookie turns 25 on Sunday, when the opening race takes place in Australia. If his solitary outing in F1 to date is anything to go by, Vandoorne has a bright future in the sport. Deputizing for an injured Fernando Alonso at the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix, Vandoorne claimed his first F1 points on debut, finishing 10th. It was a result all the more remarkable for the fact that he had never set foot inside the cockpit of McLaren’s MP4-31. READ: F1 teen star ‘gets more relaxed with every…

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Opinion: Trump and Xi have a lot in common

Opinion: Trump and Xi have a lot in common

They also share a Zodiac sign. Trump’s birthday is June 14 and Xi’s is June 15, making them Geminis, or “twins.” So what twinning might we see in the leadership constellation when the two leaders meet later this week in Mar-a-Lago, and perhaps in the years to come? Mistrust of the media: When they meet in a casual setting in Florida, both men can perhaps strike up a conversation about “fake news” on the internet and how they feel it affects them and their countries. Given Trump’s position, we are…

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