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‘We don’t want to be the suckers’: US to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany

In remarks likely to irk Moscow, Esper said some US troops would reposition to the Black Sea region and some could temporarily deploy in waves to the Baltics. Other forces leaving Germany would permanently move to Italy and the US military’s European headquarters would relocate from Stuttgart, Germany, to Belgium. …

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Mask-shunning Republican congressman tests positive for COVID-19

Gohmert had been scheduled to travel with President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One to Texas on Wednesday but did not join the trip following his positive test, said one person who was not authorised to speak publicly about the matter. Masks, which health experts say help to spread the …

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US coronavirus deaths top 150,000, nearly a quarter of the world’s total

Florida reported a record increase in new COVID-19 deaths for a second successive day on Wednesday, with 217 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the state health department. The pace of infections has accelerated since the US passed 100,000 dead on May 27. The US epicentre has also …

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Australian scientists discover dying building block of Milky Way

Loading “There would have been more of them, but over time the gravity of our galaxy would have torn them apart. Phoenix is the only example we have of the last of the originals,” Professor Lewis said. The last few years of astronomy have deeply changed the way scientists think …

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Latest Malka Leifer appeal in Israel heard in secret

The appeal takes place two months after a Jerusalem court decided that Ms Leifer, who is facing 74 charges of sexually assaulting female students at the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel school in Elsternwick, is mentally competent to stand trial for extradition to Australia. Judge Yitzhak Amit told the defence that the …

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‘Lost decade’ of income growth for under 35s

Loading But for those aged between 35 and 64, incomes rose by 1.4 per cent a year. Retirees and those 65 or older did far better, with their incomes up by 3.2 per cent a year. Commissioner Catherine de Fontenay said under 35s were bearing the brunt of a major …

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Sinead Simpkins has three degrees but is ‘ghosted’ by most employers

“I was just happy with anything really. From being a receptionist to working at Coles or Woolies – you name it,” she said. “The vast majority of people want to work – I just want an opportunity.” Ms Simpkins has a graduate diploma in international relations from Western Sydney University, …

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‘A celebration’: Walker reclaims the shake-a-leg with inspiration from his son

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Four years ago, during a bonding session with the NSW Country team, Indigenous players Brian Kelly and Tyrone Roberts sprung to their feet and busted out a traditional shake-a-leg dance. Cody Walker, though, remained bolted to his seat. His brothers had performed …

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‘We ticked a box’: Wighton blasts Raiders’ Indigenous Round jersey

“I’m very, very proud but I’m a little bit disappointed how the club went about the jersey and that. I feel like we just ticked a box, no one got any input,” Wighton said on Wednesday. The Raiders’ Indigenous round jersey. “We’ve got a lot of First Nations people of …

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Inner Sydney suburb firms as location for new metro train station

Taller buildings closer to the waterfront and a larger population will effectively make Pyrmont an extension of Sydney’s CBD to the west. Rezoning will be required to allow for greater development. Sources close to the Metro West rail project say the government is set to make a decision on building …

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