Q&A: Morocco’s border chief hits back at criticism over migrants
Rabat, Morocco - More than 80,000 people have crossed into Europe this year from Africa, the Middle East and Asia after fleeing war, conflict or poverty. By mid-September this year, Spain received almost 35,000 migrants and refugees. Majority of these took the sea route, while almost 5,300 crossed into Ceuta and Melilla, the two Spanish enclaves that…
China launches anti-dumping probe into Australian barley imports
Shanghai/Canberra | China has launched an anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley imports in what analysts say is a warning from Beijing that Canberra should not side with the United States over trade or regional security. China's Commerce Ministry said on Monday it had launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of barley originating from Australia. The…
LeBron James on Lakers Potentially Signing Carmelo Anthony: ‘I Have No Idea’
Harry How/Getty Images Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James had little to say regarding the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining him in the City of Angels. Speaking after Sunday's 130-117 loss to the Orlando Magic, James directed the topic of Anthony's availability to the team's front office. "I have no idea to be honest," he…
Medibank Private loses Australian Defence Force contact, shares halted
by Greta Stonehouse Medibank has failed to win a new contract to provide healthcare services to the Australian Defence Force - and is now waiting to find out why. Shares in Medibank, which was government-owned until its 2014 privatisation, were halted on Monday after the ADF told the insurer it would not extend its current…
The Kosovo quandary is a win for Russia
For nearly two decades, President Vladimir Putin has been on a mission to make Russia great again - to borrow a phrase from his American counterpart - and to right what he sees as the greatest "wrong" in the country's recent history: the collapse of the USSR and the loss of its superpower status. In…