EU and Japan reach free trade deal

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

Image copyrightAFP Image caption European Council president Donald Tusk shakes hands with Japanese prime minister Shinzo AbeThe European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas. However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time. Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into Japan. Analysis: Damian Grammaticas, BBC News The EU and Japan have…

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Russia steps up US spying after election

Russia steps up US spying after election

The officials say they believe one of the biggest US adversaries feels emboldened by the lack of a significant retaliatory response from both the Trump and Obama administrations. “Russians have maintained an aggressive collection posture in the US, and their success in election meddling has not deterred them,” said a former senior intelligence official familiar with Trump administration efforts. Russians could also be seeking more information on Trump’s administration, which is new and still unpredictable to Moscow, according to Steve Hall, retired CIA chief of operations. “Whenever there is a…

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Be shown your backyard by a traditional owner

Be shown your backyard by a traditional owner

Posted July 07, 2017 08:00:00 Photo: Melissa Mills says the tours had been targeting the wrong market. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Simon Leo Brown) Related Story: What can we teach our kids about welcome to country? It is a weekday afternoon and the carpark is full at Grants Picnic Ground in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. Dozens of tourists are feeding birds, bushwalking through Sherbrooke Forest or enjoying a quick cuppa at the cafe. Eighteen months ago the Wurundjeri council decided to target these tourists, offering tours of the area highlighting its cultural…

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German riot police clash with protesters in Hamburg before G20

German riot police clash with protesters in Hamburg before G20

Police used water cannons as protesters threw bottles and smoke bombs at the anti-capitalist Welcome to Hell protest, taking place approximately two miles from the summit. Firecrackers and bottles were also thrown at riot police who attempted to disperse the crowd as police helicopters circled overhead. “I came here because in general I’m totally against the G20 summit,” Nicklas, a 21-year-old student protester, told CNN. “…It’s the root cause or reason for what’s going wrong in the world. Wars can be bad but capitalism kills.” Police tweeted they have arrested…

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Massive 3000 square kilometre iceberg about to break off of Antarctica

Massive 3000 square kilometre iceberg about to break off of Antarctica

This November 10, 2016 aerial photo released by NASA, shows a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf. Photo: APAn enormous iceberg, more than 3000 square kilometres big is poised to detach from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. Scientists have been expecting the break from the Larsen C ice shelf, monitoring the progress of a crack which extended to more than 160 kilometres long in recent months. The latest update from…

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