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Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault-Newman

A SECRET recording is said to have revealed the moment one of United States President Donald Trump’s closest advisers was given the boot from the White House. Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a controversial Apprentice contestant who became a White House staffer before her unexpected resignation in December, provided the controversial audio to …

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China, Taiwan

IT WAS a brief fleeting speech made between flights — but it’s enraged a rising superpower. As China builds on its attempts to wipe Taiwan from international recognition, the smaller country’s leader Tsai Ing-wen has given her first speech in the United States in 15 years. She spoke of the …

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Emma Husar

OUTGOING Labor MP Emma Husar has been cleared of sexual harassment allegations but a report did find she made unreasonable demands of her staff. The federal western Sydney MP had already announced she would not recontest her seat of Lindsay at the next election, but a NSW Labor report released …

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Electricity prices

THE battle over energy policy is shaping up as a personal duel between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his predecessor, Tony Abbott. The showdown will be tomorrow when government backbenchers meet to consider the National Energy Guarantee, the program Mr Turnbull and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg insist would cut electricity …

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Fraser Anning

OPINION ONCE again debate has flared about immigration amid suggestions that certain people don’t “integrate” and should be kept out of Australia. This time it’s Senator Fraser Anning who has decided to stir up hatred and suspicion with his first speech, which among other things suggests talks about a “final …

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North Korea

THE year is 2023. North Korea has devastated the world with nuclear attacks on Japan, South Korea and the United States, killing almost three million people. The US ends up destroying the North Korean army in a 48-hour hail of weaponry, but not without cost. The combination of ash and …

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Saudi Arabia, Canada

IT ALL started with a single tweet. Last Friday, Canada said it was “gravely concerned” by the arrest of women’s rights campaigners in Saudi Arabia, including award-winning activist Samar Badawi. Since then, relations between the two countries have only plunged further and further. First, the Middle Eastern giant expelled the …

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