China to Build Station That Could Spy on U.S. from Cuba, Officials Say

China is planning to build a facility in Cuba that U.S. officials are concerned could be capable of spying on the United States by intercepting electronic signals from nearby U.S. military and commercial facilities, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the agreement. Beijing has built listening outposts elsewhere and has a military presence in … Read more

Mark Bouris slams RBA rate rises as inflation slows, mortgage stress soars

If I was Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe, I would not be hiking interest rates any further. In the three months to April 2023, an estimated 1.38 million Aussie mortgage holders were at risk of experiencing mortgage stress after the RBA hiked interest rates to a decade high. That’s almost one-third of mortgage holders across … Read more

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith deflects when asked about wildfires and climate change

Premier Danielle Smith says the government is bringing in arson investigators from outside the province to trace the cause of some wildfires during an unprecedented season in Alberta. In an interview on Real Talk Ryan Jespersen, the host asked Smith how she reconciles her government’s energy policies with experts linking this year’s extreme fire season … Read more

Texas airport’s runway shuts down after woman breaches airfield security fence

Houston, Texas, law enforcement authorities arrested a woman Tuesday after she breached the security fence surrounding Bush Intercontinental Airport, reaching the airfield, and causing the flight facility to briefly shut down, including a runway. Ivori Howard, 22, is accused of gaining access to the airfield of one of the runways at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday … Read more

Prizemoney to be given to players individually for Matildas’ home tournament in Australia and New Zealand

Every Matildas World Cup squad member is guaranteed be paid at least $45,000 for their participation in next month’s tournament and would earn $402,000 each for winning it on home soil. For the first time in history, FIFA will allocate players individual fees, the figures of which far exceed many players’ club salaries and increase … Read more

The Liberals are moving to make hybrid Parliament permanent – National

Giving members of Parliament the ability to attend proceedings virtually first emerged during the days of the COVID-19 pandemic’s social distancing measures. Now, government House leader Mark Holland wants to make hybrid Parliament permanent. “This should be a signal that the House of the common people is a place where all can run, where somebody … Read more

Karen’s Diner, Broadway Diner food company collapses into liquidation

A controversial restaurant chain has collapsed just two years after launching in Australia after being mired in controversy. On Monday, a notice was released on ASIC that Viral Ventures (Australia) Pty Ltd had gone into voluntary liquidation. The appointed liquidators are Chris Johnson and Andrew McCabe of insolvency firm Wexted Advisors. Viral Ventures (Australia) Pty … Read more

Lawsuit filed against Alaska state troopers alleging discrimination based on HIV status

A Salt Lake City man who says his job offer to become an Alaska State Trooper was rescinded after he disclosed he was HIV positive filed a lawsuit in state court Thursday to get his position on the statewide police force and to prevent others from suffering similar alleged discrimination. The lawsuit was filed electronically … Read more