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Latin America in crisis as political turmoil spreads

“Wherever you look, there’s a lot of uncertainty and turmoil,” said Michael Shifter, head of the Inter-American Dialogue, a think tank based in Washington. The crises follow a decade of remarkable success: a sustained burst of growth, the expansion of the middle class (now around one-third of the population), and …

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Lions expect Taylor, Cutler to find new homes

A pair of Brisbane Lions fringe players look set to be on the move with Sydney and Essendon showing interest in Lewis Taylor and Tom Cutler respectively. Both players were regulars of the Lions’ side in 2018, with Taylor missing just three games in his first five seasons with the …

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We don’t have Trump’s tax returns, Deutsche Bank tells court

By the time Trump was sworn in as president, he owed the bank more than $US300 million.Credit:AP On Thursday, the court rejected the request. Part of the reason, it said, was that Deutsche Bank had informed the court that “the only tax returns it has for individuals and entities named …

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Lord mayor says climate activists are ‘disrespectful’ as protest hits fifth day

Lord mayor Sally Capp told radio station 3AW she respected the protesters’ right to march, but said their actions had been unacceptable this week. “It’s highly frustrating, it’s disrespectful … the fact that they’re causing so much disruption to other people is unacceptable,” she said. There was a heavy police …

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Profit greed ‘has destroyed the planet’, pharma billionaire says

The Extinction Rebellion group has risen to prominence after protests around the world, including in Switzerland and here in Australia. It wants to see politicians and businesses take tougher and swifter steps against climate change. We can all say ‘OK, it’s finished, let’s quickly make hay while the sun still …

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ASX jumps 1pc as risk appetite returns

Domino’s Australia has defended its strategy of opening new stores in already successful high-sales areas despite concerns it could cannibalise the sales of existing franchises. At an investor day briefing on Thursday, Domino’s executives “debunked the myths” of the company’s ‘fortressing’ strategy, which will see it open another 1200 stores …

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Apple AirPods’ poor design hurts our wallets, and the environment

Apple doesn’t dispute that the lithium-ion batteries inside AirPods wear out. “All rechargeable batteries have a limited life span and may eventually need to be serviced or recycled,” Apple says on its website. Replacing batteries is very common on phones and laptops. In 2018, Apple stores got deluged after the …

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As it happened: AFL trade period, day five

Thanks for joining us today. We finally saw some more trades go through, but the big names are still in limbo. The live blog will be back again from 9am on Monday (and every day until trade period closes on Wednesday night), but in the meantime, make sure you head …

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LIVE: AFL trade period, day five

Here’s an hour-by-hour look: Melbourne are poised to complete a deal today to land Fremantle wingman Ed Langdon as they look to add outside run to their emerging midfield. AFL Media reported the Demons’ pick 22 is likely to form part of the trade for the 23-year-old, who finished fourth …

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