Turkey’s Erdogan conditions support for Nordic nations’ NATO bids

Turkey has long accused Nordic countries, in particular Sweden which has a strong Turkish immigrant community, of harbouring outlawed Kurdish militants President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey would not look “positively” on Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids unless its terror-related concerns were addressed, despite broad support from other allies including the United States. … Read more

Australia’s voters end decade of conservative rule

Opposition Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese asked Australians to give his party ‘a crack’ at running the country on Saturday Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded election defeat Saturday, hours after voters issued a stinging rebuke of his party’s inaction on climate change. Earlier Saturday, Albanese asked voters to give his centre-left party a … Read more

Spectators Cheer Results Showing Labor Winning Australian Election

Spectators watching the results of Australia’s federal elections in a Sydney pub burst into cheers when they saw the Labor Party were winning on May 21. Katarina Stefanovic recorded patrons of Hawke’s Brewing Company, in Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese’s constituency of Grayndler, celebrating the results. Some people expressed emotions other than joy, one woman … Read more

Last-gasp penalty sees Blues down Brumbies

Beauden Barrett has slotted a field goal after the full-time siren for the Blues to steal a famous Super Rugby Pacific victory from the Brumbies in Canberra. The Blues’ 21-19 win — a club record 12th straight — moved them further ahead on top of the ladder and likely relegated the Brumbies to third place with one … Read more

Yang among new stars to emerge at national swimming titles

William Yang is the new Australian men’s 100 metres freestyle champion. Key points: Yang beat Zac Incerti and Flynn Southam home to win the national title Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown won the women’s 200m backstroke final Tokyo bronze medallist Brendon Smith took out the men’s 400m individual medley The 23-year-old won the title at the Australian … Read more

Federal election live: Albo set to win the election

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has all but conceded defeat in the seat of Kooyong declaring he may now get more time to a better dad. Flanked by his wife Amie, the Treasurer was moved to tears as he paid tribute to his family. “So while it’s mathematically possible that we win in Kooyong, it’s definitely difficult,” … Read more

Liberal and Labor HQs tell two different stories

Polling has officially closed along much of Australia’s east coast, but the race between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese over who will lead the country for the next three years is far from over. As an exhaustive campaign finally draws to an end, many will be looking forward to putting the last six weeks behind … Read more