EU leaders finalize Brexit position before UK talks

EU leaders finalize Brexit position before UK talks

Britain was not invited to the special summit of 27 EU nations, where the leaders finalized the guidelines for two years of what are set to be grueling divorce talks. European Council President Donald Tusk praised the “outstanding unity” of the 27 nations at a news conference concluding the summit, saying it had given the EU a “strong mandate” and the guidelines had been adopted unanimously and immediately. In what he described as “unity in action,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted it had taken less than 15 minutes to…

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'I've had enough of dividing lines': Husic on being Australia's first Muslim MP

'I've had enough of dividing lines': Husic on being Australia's first Muslim MP

Posted May 01, 2017 08:06:02 Photo: Labor’s Ed Husic is basketball mad, playing at the courts at Parliament House each sitting week. (ABC News: Alexandra Beech) Map: Parliament House 2600 As Australia’s first Muslim MP, Ed Husic feels like people are always trying to put him in a box. But the Labor member says he doesn’t want to just be defined by his faith. “I think everyone likes to think that they’ve got more dimensions to them than just simply one,” he said. “There are, sort of, narks on social…

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Analysis: Why US is on the Turkey-Syria border

Analysis: Why US is on the Turkey-Syria border

It was one of those hero’s welcomes that plays well in the United States. In a region where American troops have been killed by the thousands, here was a rare friendly reception. On Saturday, American troops in northeastern Syria made a very public display of patrolling with their Kurdish allies near the Syrian-Turkish border as tensions flare over American support for Kurds fighting ISIS. It’s all part of a high stakes power play in an already absurdly complicated conflict that has sucked in the world’s great powers, and a lot…

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The devils you know: the impact of workplace bullying

The devils you know: the impact of workplace bullying

At one of the first Christmas parties that Peta went to after joining the real estate industry, she was beckoned over to be shown a video on someone’s phone. It depicted a bestiality scene involving a woman and a horse. “It was shocking. Everybody was laughing and it was clear to me that this was something that I also needed to find funny too if I wanted to fit in with this group,” she says. “Due to the long working hours, people didn’t have much of a social life outside…

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Meet the maths teacher you wish you had in high school

Meet the maths teacher you wish you had in high school

Posted May 01, 2017 05:08:01 Video: Mr Woo chose passion over pay when he pursued a career in teaching. (ABC News) It is 6:00am on the first day of the school year. The sun is only just up, and the school rooster crows. Key points: Wootube Youtube channel has almost 4 million views Education reformer David Gonski says Mr Woo eliminating “fear” of maths for students Mr Woo says he became a teacher to “give back” to public education system Cherrybrook Technology High School, in Sydney’s north-west, is the largest…

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