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…
Bill Shorten dismisses negative gearing critics as ‘multi-millionaire brigade’
Bill Shorten has taken a crack at property investors and lenders criticising his proposals to curb negative gearing, labelling them the "the multi-millionaire brigade". Mr Shorten weighed in after after Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond claimed Labor's policy would be a "nuclear bomb" that could tip the economy into recession. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who is campaigning…
Mel B opens up about suicide attempt with 200 pills: ‘My life is a mess and I want out’
CLOSE Citing sex and alcohol addiction, Mel B told British tabloid The Sun she'll be entering a rehab facility in the U.K. Wochit Mel B opens up about attempting suicide in 2014. (Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix, Getty Images) Melanie Brown is opening up about her 2014 suicide attempt. In an excerpt from her memoir, "Brutally Honest,"…
Drew Brees’ 4 TDs Lead Saints to Blowout Win vs. Slumping Carson Wentz, Eagles
Bill Feig/Associated Press The New Orleans Saints just keep winning. New Orleans extended its winning streak to nine and improved to 9-1 overall with a commanding 48-7 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Drew Brees finished 22-of-30 for 363 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions, while Mark Ingram, Michael Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith, Alvin Kamara and…