‘I’m not happy at all’: Canberra Raiders prop Josh Papalii vows to fire back to his NRL best | The Canberra Times

My passion for journalism can be traced back to Mighty Ducks match reports and reading the Sunday paper with my old man. A love of sport turned into a passion for telling stories, breaking news and being a reliable voice. My passion for journalism can be traced back to Mighty Ducks match reports and reading … Read more

Russia says it will pad its reserves with $3.2 billion of oil and gas proceeds to counter sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin. MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images The Kremlin announced it will pad its reserves with $3.2 billion from Russia’s oil and gas sales. The funds will be used to stabilize the Russian economy against external sanctions, the Kremlin said. The Russian economy is expected to shrink 11% in 2022 due to the … Read more

French presidential election: Can ‘detoxified’ Marine Le Pen convince enough voters she’s fit to be leader? | worldnews

The big question dominating French politics – can the far-right really win the French presidency? As Marine Le Pen arrived at her election night rally I asked her if she was feeling confident. A nod and wry smile was her reply from her. This is Le Pen’s third and final run at the presidency and … Read more

France’s Macron and Le Pen head for cliffhanger April 24 election runoff

French leader Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen qualified on Sunday for what promises to be a very tightly fought presidential election runoff on 24 April. With partial results putting Macron in first place ahead of Le Pen after the first-round voting, other major candidates admitted defeat. Ifop pollsters predicted a very tight runoff, … Read more

Shanghai to ease lockdown in some areas despite record COVID-19 infections

China’s financial center of Shanghai will start easing lockdown in some areas from Monday, despite reporting a record of more than 25,000 new COVID-19 infections, as authorities strive to get the city moving again after more than two weeks. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Pressure has … Read more

فرض مزيد من العقوبات على روسيا خيار مطروح

قال مسؤول السياسة الخارجية في الاتحاد الأوروبي جوزيب بوريل, اليوم, إن فرض التكتل مزيدا من العقوبات على روسيا خيار مطروح, وذلك عندما سئل عما إذا كان الاتحاد الأوروبي مستعدا لبحث فرض حظر على النفط الروسي ردا على غزو أوكرانيا. وصرح للصحافيين لدى وصوله لحضور اجتماع مع وزراء خارجية الاتحاد الأوروبي في لوكسمبورج بأن “العقوبات دائما … Read more