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FILE PHOTO: People walk past a cafe after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased for the state of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, October 28, 2020. Outdoor stadiums could operate at full capacity and theatres at 75%, authorities the state capital Sydney said. In NSW, some distancing measures will stay when the restrictions are lifted from Monday: the headcount limit was removed, but there were still limits of one person per two-square-metres rule at most indoor venues. For Sydney wedding planner Belinda Brett, the lifting meant a return to business as usual after nearly a year of disruption. A lot of clients didn’t want to spend the budget on a wedding where you walk in a room and sit at a table all night.”
Persons: Sandra Sanders, lockdowns, “ We’re, Gladys Berejiklian, Belinda Brett, , Brett, Organizations: SYDNEY, REUTERS, New, NSW, ” NSW Locations: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, New South Wales, NSW, COVID, Sydney
Japan Nike ad on bullying, racism sparks hot online response
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.70   time to read: +2 min
TOKYO (Reuters) - A video ad from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has prompted a sharp online response including calls to boycott the company. FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Second Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 22, 2020 Japan's Naomi Osaka during the match against China's Saisai Zheng. REUTERS/Hannah MckayJapan has traditionally prided itself on being racially homogeneous, although successful mixed-race athletes such as tennis star Naomi Osaka are challenging that image. The video, viewed 14.1 million times on Nike Japan’s Twitter feed by noon (0300 GMT) Wednesday, had racked up 63,000 likes but also a cascade of critical comments from many who vowed never to buy Nike products again. Nike Japan was not immediately able to comment on the response, but said on its website it believes in the transformative nature of sports.
Persons: Naomi Osaka, China's Saisai Zheng, Hannah Mckay Japan, , Organizations: Nike Japan, Melbourne, Nike, Twitter Locations: TOKYO, Melbourne, Australia, Japan, Osaka, Nike Japan
Dollar loses some bounce as focus shifts to Fed
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
An under pressure U.S. dollar handed back part of its month-end bounce on Tuesday, as investors reckoned on more monetary easing by the Federal Reserve and a gathering recovery elsewhere. The risk-sensitive Australian and New Zealand dollars edged higher, with the Aussie up 0.3% and the kiwi up 0.5%. The euro rose 0.3%, though all three currencies remained below where they sat before Monday's dollar bounce. Investors are heavily short dollars as optimism about promising vaccine trials drives buying of riskier currencies and higher yielding assets outside the United States. Against a basket of currencies the dollar was a fraction softer at 91.825, after struggling to find traction above 92.000 on Monday.
Persons: Sterling, There's, Jason Wong, Jerome Powell, mull, Powell, Philip Lowe's, Michel Barnier, David Frost, Chris Weston, Bitcoin Organizations: Federal Reserve, New, Fed, Pfizer, Moderna, Reserve Bank of Australia, European Union, EU Locations: United States, Asia, Britain, London, Melbourne
Asian markets poised for choppy day after Wall Street's fall
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Jessica Dinapoli | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian stock markets faced a choppy session on Tuesday after Wall Street dipped as investors took profits at the end of a record-breaking month while still remaining upbeat about the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine fuelling gains into next year. markets were a little bit lower, that’s what was holding us back a little bit,” said Chris Weston, head of research at Melbourne brokerage Pepperstone. Moderna Inc applied for U.S. emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns. Data showed contracts to buy U.S. previously owned homes fell for a second straight month in October. Oil prices fell on uncertainty about whether the world’s major oil producers would agree to extend its deep output cuts at talks this week.
Persons: Issei Kato “, , Chris Weston Organizations: YORK, Nikkei, U.S ., REUTERS, , Moderna Inc, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Treasury Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Issei Kato “ U.S, Melbourne, U.S
She planned to return to Australia every two weeks to spend time with her kids. "Australians have been, and continue to be, exposed to potentially unnecessary restrictions on their rights and freedoms," Croucher said. He must now quarantine for two weeks in Perth and board another government flight to Sydney on his release. Australia will extend the international air passenger caps until Jan. 31, with further increases possible if additional quarantine places become available. Morrison, the prime minister, had said previously that the goal was to have all Australians home by Christmas.
Persons: Desalyn Bowyer hasn't, couldn't, Bowyer, Little, Desalyn Bowyer, William, Chloe, Scott Morrison, Rosalind Croucher, Croucher, Benjamin Pisani, Ben Pisani, Pisani, Morrison, Marise Payne didn't Organizations: Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, NBC, Australian Human Rights, Senate, Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia, Perth —, Facebook, Foreign Affairs Locations: Sydney, Hong Kong, Australia, Covid, London , New Delhi, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Greece, Canberra, Perth, Athens, London
In first for Australia, prime minister speaks to parliament on video link
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Colin Packham | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prime Minister Scott Morrison became Australia’s first leader on Monday to make an appearance before parliament by video link, as he spends time in quarantine following a recent trip to Japan. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei KatoWhile not the first such session by a world leader, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson having addressed parliament online, Morrison spoke to Australian lawmakers on a big screen television placed at the back of the House of Representatives. Morrison, who last week became the first world leader to meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, spoke on the coronavirus, which Australia has largely contained, and aspects of the country’s economic recovery. With infections curtailed, authorities in Victoria said they would resume a system of hotel quarantine for locals returning from overseas.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Australia’s, Issei Kato, Boris Johnson, Morrison, Yoshihide Suga, Organizations: SYDNEY, Australian, REUTERS, British Locations: Japan, Tokyo, Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia — Labeling it a “disgusting slur,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia denounced on Monday what he called a fabricated image posted to Twitter by a Chinese official that showed an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of an Afghan child. Mr. Zhao’s provocation raised hostilities between the two nations to a new boil. Mr. Morrison told journalists, “There are undoubtedly tensions that exist between China and Australia. But this is not how you deal with them,” adding that his country had demanded an apology. “The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post,” he said.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Zhao Lijian, Morrison, , Organizations: Twitter, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Australia Locations: MELBOURNE, Australia, China
This is part of Iran's longstanding campaign to amass foreign — particularly US and European — hostages so they can be used as pawns in future diplomatic deals with their countries, US and European officials told Insider. "Iran thinks it will always be treated like a pariah state by the West," the official added. A funeral ceremony of Iranian Top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran on November 30, 2020. Moore-Gilbert familyIran's playbook — according to the US official, and seconded by the European intelligence official — for dual citizens were obvious:They would be interrogated for information about Western activities in Iran. Journalists have also been arrested, said the European intelligence official, pointing to dual-national Americans who have arrested and imprisoned in Tehran.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, , Israel, Moore, Iran's, Trump, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Fakhrizadeh, They've, Joe, Biden, Hassan Rouhani, wasn't Organizations: Top, Iranian Defense Ministry, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Trump, Reuters, University of Melbourne, Journalists, Intelligence, US Locations: Iran, Thailand, European, Tehran, British, Bangkok, Australia, Britain, Europe, Israel
Factbox: Frontrunners to lead top iron ore miner Rio Tinto
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
MELBOURNE/JOHANNESBERG (Reuters) - Rio Tinto’s board is looking for a new chief executive to take the company’s reins by the end of March. Still, the British oil executive has drawbacks: he has no mining industry experience, and although he has a good reputation for stakeholder management and relationships, he does not have experience in Australia. Stephen PearcePearce, 56, an Australian who was appointed as Anglo American’s financial director in 2017, was previously an executive director and CFO at Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. Nev PowerThe 62-year-old former chief executive of Fortescue drove it to become the world’s fourth-biggest producer of iron ore under his watch. Candidates seen as long shots include Shell Australia chairman Zoe Yujnovich, who once ran Rio’s Canadian iron ore business, and former AngloGold Ashanti boss Kelvin Dushnisky.
Persons: Brian Gilvary, Gilvary, Stephen Pearce Pearce, Fortescue, Mark Cutifani, Pearce, Andrew Cole, Cole, , , Nev, Australia’s, Zoe Yujnovich, Kelvin Dushnisky Organizations: MELBOURNE, Investors, BP, Metals Group, Oz Minerals, Rio Tinto, Shell, Ashanti Locations: JOHANNESBERG, Rio, Paris, Australia, Australian, American, Montreal, China
Field narrows for global miner Rio Tinto's top job
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Melanie Burton | Helen Reid | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: The Rio Tinto logo is displayed on a visitor's helmet at a borates mine in Boron, California, U.S., November 15, 2019. Some leading mining chief executives such as Newmont Corp’s Tom Palmer and Anglo American’s Mark Cutifani have publicly ruled themselves out, while Newcrest Mining’s Sandeep Biswas has said he is very happy where he is. Given community relations issues across the sector, some favour a new CEO from outside mining. Some investors believe a candidate out of left field is also a possibility, and point to precedents. Iron ore miner Fortescue’s Elizabeth Gaines came from the travel industry, although she had spent time on the board, while the former CEO of Denmark’s oil and gas giant Orsted came from Lego and the financial industry.
Persons: Patrick T, Brian Gilvary, Stephen Pearce, Andrew Cole, Nev Power, , George Cheveley, Jean, Sébastien Jacques, Tom Palmer, Mark Cutifani, Newcrest Mining’s Sandeep Biswas, Doug McMurdo, Simon Thomson’s, Elizabeth Gaines Organizations: MELBOURNE, Rio Tinto, REUTERS, BP, OZ Minerals, Fortescue Metals, Local Authority, Fund Locations: JOHANNESBERG, Rio, Boron , California, U.S, American, London, China, Mongolia, Guinea, Bougainville, Western Australia
Australia says 13 soldiers told they face dismissal after Afghan report
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Colin Packham | ) sentiment -0.82   time to read: +2 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has told 13 special forces soldiers they face dismissal in relation to a report on alleged unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the head of the country’s army said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Members of Australia's special forces conduct an exercise during the Australian International Airshow in Melbourne March 2, 2011. Under mounting pressure, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, the head of the Australian army, said 13 current soldiers have been issued with notices that could eventually lead to their termination. Burr did not identify any of the 13 soldiers, but said they were not part of the 19 current and former soldiers who face possible criminal charges. He said the 13 soldiers that face dismissal have two weeks to respond to the notice.
Persons: Mick Tsikas, Rick Burr, Burr, ” Burr, Organizations: SYDNEY, International, REUTERS, U.S Locations: Australia, Afghanistan, Melbourne, Canberra
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Europe Begins to Ease Lockdowns Before the Holidays France, parts of Britain and other nations are relaxing virus restrictions. And public health experts worried that even with the daily death toll already soaring, the nation could expect harder days to come. The military has worked behind the scenes to bring a virus vaccine to the public. Public health experts said the state’s success was proof that when the public adhered to strict regulations, the virus could successfully be eliminated. A closed cafe in London this month on the first day of England’s lockdown restrictions.
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IRIBNEWS/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERSSYDNEY (Reuters) - A British-Australian academic who was freed from Iranian jail on Thursday was detained in 2018 on espionage charges after authorities there found her partner was an Israeli citizen, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was released from prison in exchange for three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB reported. Thai authorities disclosed three Iranians who were arrested in 2012 had been deported and sent to Iran. The New York Times reported the three Iranians had been held in Thailand over a bomb plot. Australia and Moore-Gilbert have rejected Iran’s allegations that she was working as a spy for Israel.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, Moore, Scott Morrison Organizations: West Asia News Agency, REUTERS SYDNEY, Sydney Morning Herald, University of Melbourne, IRIB, New York Times, Israeli Embassy Locations: Iran, Tehran Iran, Australian, Israeli, Middle East, Australia, Thailand, Israel
FILE PHOTO: People walk past a cafe after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased for the state of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra SandersSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-largest state, once the country’s COVID-19 hotspot, said on Friday it has gone 28 days without detecting any new infections, a benchmark widely cited as eliminating the virus from the community. The spread of the virus was only contained after a lockdown lasting more than 100 days, leaving some 5 million people in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, largely confined to their homes. Australia’s economy shrank 7% in the three months to the end of June, the biggest quarterly decline since records began in 1959. Still, Australia’s nearly 28,000 COVID-19 infections recorded to date, according to health ministry data, are far fewer than many other developed countries.
Persons: Sandra Sanders SYDNEY, Victoria, Australia’s Organizations: REUTERS Locations: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia’s
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-largest state, Victoria, once the country’s COVID-19 hotspot, said on Friday it has gone 28 days without detecting any new infections, a benchmark widely cited as eliminating the virus from the community. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a cafe after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased for the state of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, October 28, 2020. Australia’s southern island state, Tasmania, on Friday became the latest to open its border to Victoria, reuniting families who had been apart for months. A speedy roll-out of the AstraZeneca came under the microscope, however, when the company said it will likely run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine. Australia’s nearly 28,000 COVID-19 infections recorded to date, according to health ministry data, are far fewer than many other developed countries.
Persons: Sandra Sanders, Victoria, ” Allison, Health Greg Hunt, Australia’s Organizations: SYDNEY, REUTERS, AstraZeneca, Australian Government, Australia’s, Health Locations: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia’s, Tasmania, Hobart, Europe
Australia to dismiss at least 10 soldiers over Afghan killings: ABC
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Members of Australia's special forces conduct an exercise during the Australian International Airshow in Melbourne March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/FilesSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has issued termination notices to at least 10 special forces soldiers after the release of a report that found credible evidence of unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said on Thursday. An independent report published last week in redacted form said there was evidence that 39 unarmed Afghan prisoners and civilians were killed by 19 Australian soldiers. None of the 19 soldiers was identified in the report, which was written by a state judge appointed by the inspector-general of defence. Amid the immediate fallout, the ABC said 10 soldiers had been formally notified that they would be dismissed.
Persons: Mick Tsikas Organizations: International, REUTERS, SYDNEY, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, Department of Defence, U.S Locations: Melbourne, Australia, Afghanistan
Iran Releases British-Australian Academic Imprisoned on Espionage Charges
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( David Winning | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
SYDNEY—Iran released a British-Australian academic imprisoned on espionage charges, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two years and strained diplomatic ties. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government had been informed late Wednesday of the release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle Eastern politics at the University of Melbourne. He declined to say whether it was part of a prisoner swap.
Persons: Scott Morrison, Kylie Moore, Gilbert Organizations: Australian, University of Melbourne Locations: SYDNEY — Iran, British, Australian
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Thursday welcomed the release of British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was detained in Iran in September 2018 and had been serving a 10-year sentence for espionage. “I am extremely pleased and relieved to advise that Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been released from detention in Iran and will soon be reunited with her family,” Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said in a statement. “The Australian Government has consistently rejected the grounds on which the Iranian government arrested, detained and convicted Dr Moore-Gilbert. We continue to do so.”Iran has exchanged Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, with three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB reported on Wednesday.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, Marise Payne, , Dr Moore, Moore Organizations: SYDNEY, British, Foreign Affairs, Australian Government, University of Melbourne, IRIB Locations: Australia, Australian, Iran, Middle East
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British-Australian academic on Thursday thanked her supporters and diplomatic efforts to secure her freedom after she was released from jail in Iran following more than two years of imprisonment. FILE PHOTO: A supplied undated image obtained September 14, 2019 shows Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic who has been released from behind bars in Iran. The New York Times reported that the three Iranians had been held in Thailand since 2012 over a bomb plot. A Corrections Department officer said Saeid Moradi and Masoud Sedaghat Zadeh, both jailed over explosions in 2012, had been transferred from prison. Thai officials said they were unaware of any exchange and were simply fulfilling an Iranian request based on a treaty between the countries.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, REUTERS Kylie Moore, Moore, , Scott Morrison, I’m, ” Morrison, Saeid Moradi, Sedaghat, Mohammad Khazaei, Moradi Organizations: SYDNEY, AAP, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, REUTERS, IRIB, The New York Times, University of Melbourne, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Corrections Department Locations: Iran, British, Australian, Thailand, Middle East, Australia
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has exchanged jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert with three Iranians jailed abroad, a website affiliated to Iran’s state TV reported on its Twitter account on Wednesday. “An Iranian businessman and two Iranian citizens who were detained abroad on baseless charges were exchanged for a dual national spy named Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who worked for the Zionist regime,” the Young Journalist Club news website said. Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was detained in Iran in September, 2018. She was given a 10-year sentence for espionage.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, , Moore Organizations: Reuters, British, Zionist, Young, University of Melbourne Locations: DUBAI, Iran, Australian, Iranian, Middle East
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran has exchanged a jailed British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, with three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB reported on Wednesday. Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was detained in Iran in September, 2018 and had been serving a 10-year sentence for espionage. A website affiliated to state TV had earlier said that an Iranian businessman and two Iranian citizens who had been held abroad “on baseless charges” had been exchanged for Moore-Gilbert. Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have arrested dozens of dual nationals in recent years, mostly on espionage charges. Rights activists have accused Iran of arresting dual nationals to try to win concessions from other countries.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, Moore, , , YJC Organizations: Reuters, IRIB, University of Melbourne, Young Journalist, Washington, Revolutionary Guards, Britain’s Foreign Locations: DUBAI, Iran, British, Australian, Middle East, Iranian, reimposed, Tehran
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran has exchanged a jailed British-Australian academic, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, with three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB reported on Wednesday. Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was detained in Iran in September, 2018 and had been serving a 10-year sentence for espionage. State TV said that an Iranian businessman and two Iranian citizens who had been held abroad “on baseless charges” had been exchanged for Moore-Gilbert. Footage aired by state TV showed Moore-Gilbert at the airport with a headscarf, appearing to be waiting to board a plane to leave Iran. Rights activists have accused Iran of arresting dual nationals to try to win concessions from other countries.
Persons: Kylie Moore, Gilbert, Moore, , , “ Allahu akbar ” Organizations: Reuters, IRIB, University of Melbourne, State TV, Washington, Britain’s Foreign, Revolutionary Guards Locations: DUBAI, Iran, British, Australian, Middle East, Iranian, reimposed, Tehran
(CNN) Next year's Australian Open will "likely" be postponed by "one or two weeks," according to an announcement by the state government in Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. "I'm still confident we'll have an Australian Open, and we'll have one in the early part of the year," Martin Pakula, Victoria's Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, told reporters in Melbourne. The uncertainty over when the Australian Open will start is proving a quandary for some tennis players. "If, for instance, you weren't able to compete or to train during quarantine just ahead of the tournament, I don't think the tournament is going to happen. I don't think it's going to be possible for anybody to go there [if they] will need to stay in the room for 14 days."
Persons: I'm, Martin Pakula, It'll, it's, Daniil Medvedev, Pakula, CNN's Christina Macfarlane Organizations: CNN, Victoria's, Tourism, ATP, Australia Locations: Victoria, Australia, Melbourne, Australian
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