Tuesday 11th of August 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

a trickle ain't a river...

trickle

“The biggest deficit since World War II” was the important phrase repeatedly linked to Josh Frydenberg’s economic update on Thursday.

a masked story...

masking tape

kanbra in lock step with washington...

formal request

Australia has formally rejected China's territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea, aligning itself more closely with the US as tensions rise.

methane reductions...

parfum de cow

Edible seaweed has long been a staple in Asian cuisines, but now its target market is shifting to the four-legged consumer.

 

pompeo would love russia to go in goose-steps with the US against china...

nuke

Russia has said it is opposed to any alliance against Beijing, which Washington has declared a major threat. The United States still hopes to rely on Moscow to involve China in a new arms control treaty.

 

Russian diplomacy reacted on July 24 to the very offensive speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had called for "a new alliance of democracies" to oppose China the day before. Moscow has made it known that the idea of ​​a common front against Beijing was not an option, stressing that it did not approach international relations in the same way as Washington.

 

a shocking britain’s vulnerability to hostile internal actors...

russia report

The “Russia report” is an action plan for the intelligence agencies to hand MI5 direct control over the mechanisms of British democracy, and give the government legal power to control social media.

time flies when you're having fun...

time flies

Trump’s Warm Words for Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘I Just Wish Her Well’


The president’s comments about Ms. Maxwell, who is charged with luring girls into Jeffrey Epstein’s orbit, drew new attention to Mr. Trump’s friendship with Mr. Epstein.


President Trump’s return to the White House podium on Tuesday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic took an unusual detour when he offered warm words for Ghislaine Maxwell, who is facing federal charges of helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse girls.


saving one bird with chiffons...

ley

Conservationists have criticised a Morrison government plan to rush through legislation implementing new environmental approval rules, warning they will be too vague and will not improve wildlife protection.

polar bears to go...

warmingwarming

Polar bears will be wiped out by the end of the century unless more is done to tackle climate change, a study predicts.

the legacy of slavery…

slavery doco   In the 21st century, writing after the September 11 attacks in the United States, William L. Andrews, (E.
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