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Treaties Committee to examine Australia-PNG security relations and IPEF supply chain resilience

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The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold public hearings today for its inquiry into the Agreement Between the Government of Australia and the Government of Papua New Guinea on a Framework for Closer Security Relations and its inquiry into the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Agreement relating to Supply Chain Resilience. On the Australia-Papua New Guinea (PNG) agreement, Committee … Continued

TOKYO SKYTREE, TV Anime Pokemon to Hold 1st Joint Event — “Pokemon Horizons: The Series ‘POKEMON in TOKYO SKYTREE'” from June 25 to September 24, 2024

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TOKYO, July 5, 2024 /Kyodo JBN/ —   TOBU TOWER SKYTREE Co., Ltd., operator of TOKYO SKYTREE, announced that the company is holding “Pokemon Horizons: The Series ‘POKEMON in TOKYO SKYTREE,’” the first joint event of TOKYO SKYTREE and the TV anime Pokemon, from Tuesday, June 25, to Tuesday, September 24, 2024.   Special website … Continued

Monash expert: UK election results

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The UK election exit polls are predicting a Labour landslide, ending 14 years of Conservative government rule. A Monash expert is available to talk about what this election result means for the UK and the rest of Europe, as well as the rising popularity in Nigel Farage’s far right political party Reform.   Monash-Warwick Alliance … Continued

Monash expert: French election

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Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally party and its allies received 33 per cent of the popular vote in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections. With the final round of voting taking place this weekend a Monash expert is available to discuss what the results will mean for France and the rest of Europe.  … Continued

UnionPay International launched summer marketing campaign with global merchants

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SHANGHAI, July 3, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– UnionPay International has launched its largest-scale summer marketing campaign targeting outbound tourists from China, featuring multiple benefits including merchant discounts up to 33%, favorable exchange rates, and cashback of up to 12% from banks. Over 10,000 global merchants and more than 10 commercial card-issuing banks have participated, covering popular destinations … Continued

Chongqing’s Western Science City advances with strong innovation-driven steam

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CHONGQING, June 27, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– No human intervention is needed as the autonomous shuttle deftly maneuvers through traffic, successfully executing lane changes, acceleration, overtaking, and other actions. In the heart of Jinfeng City Center in the Chongqing’s Western Science City in west China, this self-driving shuttle bus operates on a predetermined route, diligently transporting passengers … Continued

New research analyses Venezuela’s Political Crisis

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New La Trobe University research on Venezuela’s Political Crisis under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, was published in Cries today. Lead researcher Associate Dean School of Humanities Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribarri, in his work with Dr John Polga Hecimovich from the US Naval Institute, claims that during the past decade the Maduro government managed to cling to … Continued

Monash expert: Julian Assange plea deal

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony charge in a deal with the US Justice Department that will free him from prison in the United Kingdom. A Monash expert is available to talk about the deal and the implications for journalism and whistleblowing.   Associate Professor, Johan Lidberg, Head of Journalism, School … Continued

Iceland will allow commercial whaling to resume in ‘devastatingly disappointing’ renewal of one-year permit

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This is a rejection of once-in-a-generation opportunity to end slaughter at sea, says Humane Society International (11 June 2024)―As news breaks that Iceland’s Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir will renew a one-year commercial whaling licence to whaling company Hvalur hf., despite clear evidence of immense animal suffering, global animal protection charity Humane Society International … Continued