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Your Democracy Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 18:54 Source

The leaders of Italy and Canada signed security agreements with Ukraine during their visit to Kiev on Saturday, marking the beginning of the third year of the fighting between Ukraine and Russia.

According to the deal signed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Ottawa will provide Can$3.02 billion (US$2.2 billion) “in macroeconomic and military support.”

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Renew Economy Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 17:26 Source
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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 16:04 Source

It’s widely acknowledged that Tony Abbott came to be Prime Minister because he continually listed some ‘critical’ failures of the then Rudd and Gillard Governments using three-word slogans. Current Opposition Leader Dutton seems to be attempting to follow the same strategy however he seems to be having difficulty in finding a line of attack that…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 14:03 Source

If only we could say that Peter Dutton, Australia’s federal opposition leader and curator of bigoted leanings, was unusual in assuming that granting humanitarian visas to Palestinians might be problematic. But both he, and his skew-eyed spokesman on home affairs, James Patterson, have concluded that votes are in the offing. Refugees may be accepted from…

The post A Copper’s Skewed Logic: Politicising Palestinian Visas appeared first on The AIM Network.

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MacroBusiness Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 11:40 Source

Australia’s housing market continues to strengthen. CoreLogic recorded a preliminary auction clearance rate of 73.5% this weekend from 2,775 auctions held. This was the largest number of auctions so far this year, up 36% on the week prior and 14% higher than the same week a year ago. After recording preliminary clearance rates above 80%

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Your Democracy Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 08:55 Source

Moscow bears responsibility for the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni claimed in an interview with il Giornale newspaper published on Saturday. It was Russia’s military campaign against Ukraine that supposedly encouraged Hamas to launch a massive attack against Israel on October 7, 2023, she stated.

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Your Democracy Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 07:48 Source

IN THE FOLLOWING INTERVIEW, GENERAL (RETIRED) WESLEY CLARK (the 12th Supreme Allied Commander, Europe) EXPLAINS WHY THE WEST DID NOT HANDLE PUTIN "THE RIGHT WAY"... MEANING SOMETHING LIKE THE WEST DID NOT UNDERSTAND PUTIN'S INTENTIONS, BLAH BLAH BLAH.... MEANWHILE PUTIN UNDERSTOOD VERY WELL THE INTENTION OF THE AMERICANS — VIA NATO AND EUROPE (and presently Ukraine): DESTROY RUSSIA....

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Your Democracy Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 06:39 Source

China could close the gap with the US in terms of artificial intelligence (AI) within one or two years, the Global Times writes, thanks to the People's Republic's breakthroughs in the field.

The AI gap between China and the US could soon be closed, a technology expert has said.

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Your Democracy Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 04:34 Source

A joint EU statement denouncing Moscow and promising “unwavering”support for Kiev was blocked by Hungary on Friday, two anonymous diplomats told Politico and Bloomberg.

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 16:13 Source

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Megyn Kelly is joined by Josh Holmes, Michael Duncan, and John Ashbrook, hosts of the Ruthless podcast, to discuss new details about President Biden’s dog Commander biting Secret Service agents more than two dozen times, the disrespect to the staff to have a reckless and dangerous pet at the White House, and more.

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Renew Economy Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 14:25 Source
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MacroBusiness Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 11:30 Source

DXY was stable last night: AUD is unconvincingly grinding higher With no help from North Asia: Oil fell on Gaza peace plans: Dirt meh: Big miners meh: Pooh bear has his rally: EM junk is trending bullish: So long as yields dump: Stocks took a breather: The AUD is being helped by a new extreme

The post Australian dollar 40 cents roars back into view appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 11:02 Source

By Bert Hetebry   The term Genocide was first used in 1945 to describe the deliberate, targeted killing of Jews by the German Nazi regime. It was a very specific term coined to describe the Nazi policies of systematic murder during the Holocaust combining the Greek word for race or tribe (geno) with the Latin word…

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Your Democracy Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 08:49 Source

America’s weakness strengthens Trump (AN ARTICLE IN THE SMH, 24/02/2024)

[GUS — IN CAPS: REMIND ME: WHY IS AMERICA WEAK? IS IT BECAUSE THE PRESENT PRESIDENT IS SENILE? IS IT BECAUSE THE PENTAGON IS RUNNING THE SHOW AND OTHER COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE WESTERN WORLD HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE PENTAGON SHENANIGANS?

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New Politics Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 07:55 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 06:00 Source

It would seem that many countries around the world have decided that democracy has run its race. Russia, India, Hungary, Turkey, Poland, China, Slovakia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Libya, Laos, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan have-authoritarian-governments.…

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MacroBusiness Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 00:05 Source

International Reads: Millennials have been priced out of buying homes, and are venting that they can’t afford rent either – Business Insider Many Americans Believe the Economy Is Rigged – NY Times Credit cards are charging more ‘excess’ interest than ever, consumer watchdog says – NBC News Americans are facing a credit card debt crisis

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MacroBusiness Friday, February 23, 2024 - 16:30 Source

Asian share markets are taking a pause despite a record high on Wall Street overnight as Japanese markets take a long weekend after they too made a record high. Local issues were up initially but have pared these gains in afternoon trade while Chinese stocks are flat. The USD is still pulling back against most

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Your Democracy Friday, February 23, 2024 - 16:18 Source

Esports teams from across the globe will take part in Games of the Future — an experimental tournament blending sports and esports. With a $10m (~£7.94m) overall prize pool and unprecedented political backing, there’s a lot to compete for. There’s just one catch: it’s in Russia.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, February 23, 2024 - 15:41 Source

On February 21, the Royal Courts of Justice hosted a second day of carnivalesque mockery regarding the appeal by lawyers representing an ill Julian Assange, whose publishing efforts are being impugned by the United States as having compromised the identities of informants while damaging national security. Extradition awaits, only being postponed by rearguard actions such…

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Renew Economy Friday, February 23, 2024 - 14:30 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, February 23, 2024 - 14:23 Source
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THE BLOT REPORT Friday, February 23, 2024 - 14:10 Source
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MacroBusiness Friday, February 23, 2024 - 14:00 Source

The past month has seen New Zealand’s interest rate watchers and financial markets gyrate wildly on interest rates. When New Zealand’s Q4 CPI inflation print came in below economists’ and the Reserve Bank’s projections, economists and markets predicted that the next move in the official cash rate (OCR) would be down. Then, New Zealand’s Q4

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Renew Economy Friday, February 23, 2024 - 13:48 Source
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MacroBusiness Friday, February 23, 2024 - 13:30 Source

I am no fan of paramilitary political party support groups like Get Up and Advance. Nor do I see them as problematic. If people want to dedicate resources to public lobbies then that’s up to them. What we can observe is that one side can apparently deal it out but not take it: Labor is

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Cheeseburger Gothic Friday, February 23, 2024 - 13:02 Source

It’s a remote control that turns your Kindle pages for you. Just in case you were too tired after lying around in bed, eating chocolates all day to move your thumb a couple of inches.

It’s the Syukuyu RF Remote Control Page Turner!

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MacroBusiness Friday, February 23, 2024 - 13:00 Source

Earlier this week, The AFR’s Michael Read published an analysis showing that Australian households suffered the sharpest decline in real per capita household disposable income in the world last year. As shown in the chart above, real Australian household incomes fell by 6.1% in the year to September 2023, against a 1.7% rise across the

The post Inside Australia’s world record income plunge appeared first on MacroBusiness.

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MacroBusiness Friday, February 23, 2024 - 12:30 Source

By Stephen Saunders Are our top universities lofty centres of independent research and scholarship, or engines and extensions of government policy departments? Climate (population) engineer ANU is both. Indolent to a fault, I think little about mighty ANU, just a thirty-minute walk from our home in Canberra. But this summer’s Australia Day Awards and ANU

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MacroBusiness Friday, February 23, 2024 - 12:00 Source

DL-S appearing at the ABC to discuss the ANZ-Suncorp takeover. Steve Austin at the ABC: Explain this one to me: how does this improve banking competition? DL-S: It doesn’t. It does the opposite. I think that’s pretty obvious. You’re reducing the number of banks in the market. That was used by the ACCC to initially

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