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2024 election live updates: Clintons privately backing Biden: Sources
  • If there is one thing Bill Clinton is good at is listening and then getting people to do what he wants them to do.

    Never underestimate how wiley top politicians are, they play a very careful and measured game. Bill Clinton of all the people who was in politics played the game instinctively, he is a born politician.

  • Supreme Court overturns ex-mayor’s bribery conviction, narrowing the scope of public corruption law
  • The decision also comes as the Supreme Court itself has faced sustained criticism over undisclosed trips and gifts from wealthy benefactors to some justices that led the high court to adopt its first code of ethics, though it lacks an enforcement mechanism.

    The conservative faction:

  • Mexico, US officials agree on security plan to protect avocado inspectors | Reuters

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    Teva launches generic version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Victoza | Reuters

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    How Sweden's youth homes nurtured killers, creating Europe's gun crime capital | Reuters

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    China wants EU to scrap EV tariff plans as talks start | Reuters

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    Cyber attack compromised Indonesia data centre, ransom sought | Reuters

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    The Australian Financial Review: Russia president Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un sign defence pact

    www.afr.com Putin and Kim sign mutual defence pact

    The pact could be a dramatic shift in the strategic balance in Northeast Asia by placing Russia’s heft behind North Korea.

    Putin and Kim sign mutual defence pact
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    BBC.com: Unable to back down, Israel and Hezbollah move closer to all-out war

    www.bbc.com Unable to back down, Israel and Hezbollah move closer to all-out war

    Israel’s leaders and citizens appear ready for military options to push Hezbollah back from Lebanese border.

    Unable to back down, Israel and Hezbollah move closer to all-out war
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    Yahoo News Australia: EU approves start of talks with Ukraine and Moldova

    au.news.yahoo.com EU approves start of talks with Ukraine and Moldova

    War-torn Ukraine and Moldova are a step closer on the long road to joining the European Union after member countries approved the start of accession talks.

    EU approves start of talks with Ukraine and Moldova
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    Euronews: Barcelona decides to ban short term tourism rentals

    www.euronews.com Barcelona decides to ban short term tourism rentals

    One of Spain's main tourist destinations is set to ban apartment rentals to tourists in a bid to improve housing for local residents. #EuropeNews

    Barcelona decides to ban short term tourism rentals
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    The Guardian Australia: Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say

    www.theguardian.com Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say

    Coalition proposal would cost a minimum of $116bn – the same as Labor’s plan for almost 100% renewables by 2050, the Smart Energy Council says

    Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say
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    The Guardian Australia: Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say

    www.theguardian.com Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say

    Coalition proposal would cost a minimum of $116bn – the same as Labor’s plan for almost 100% renewables by 2050, the Smart Energy Council says

    Peter Dutton’s nuclear plan could cost as much as $600bn and supply just 3.7% of Australia’s energy by 2050, experts say
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    Australia police declare Sydney church stabbing a terrorist attack | AP News

    apnews.com Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

    A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and priest during a church service in a second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days, leaving communities on edge, leaders calling for calm and a besieged church urging against retaliation..

    Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church
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    Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east | AP News

    apnews.com Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east

    Ukraine's military chief on Saturday warned that the battlefield situation in the country's industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” as warming weather has allowed Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more than 1,000-km long frontline.

    Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east
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    The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals | AP News

    apnews.com The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals

    The U.S. and U.K. will begin restricting the trade of new Russian-origin metals — including aluminum, copper and nickel — on global metal exchanges and in derivatives trading.

    The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals
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    Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east | AP News

    apnews.com Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east

    Ukraine's military chief on Saturday warned that the battlefield situation in the country's industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” as warming weather has allowed Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more than 1,000-km long frontline.

    Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east
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    Ukraine stalemate shifts war in Putin’s favor

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    Europe reaches deal on world's first comprehensive AI rules | AP News

    apnews.com Europe reaches a deal on the world's first comprehensive AI rules

    Negotiators from the European Parliament and the bloc’s 27 member countries overcame big differences to sign a tentative political agreement for the Artificial Intelligence Act.

    Europe reaches a deal on the world's first comprehensive AI rules
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    lemmynsfw.com had upgraded to v0.19 beta. This had broken clients ability to login to the instance

    From the update

    Upgraded to Lemmy 0.19 Beta

    Quick notes;

    • Clients may not work with the beta version for now. Please log out and log in back again to test it.
    • Blur NSFW and auto expand features are part of official Lemmy now, you can find these on profile settings.
    • Beta version has some bugs, please report them on the repo.
    • You can now block instances with this version

    https://lemmynsfw.com/post/4893058

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    I thought I knew royal greed – but King Charles profiting from the assets of the dead is a disgusting new low | Norman Baker | The Guardian

    www.theguardian.com I thought I knew royal greed – but King Charles profiting from the assets of the dead is a disgusting new low | Norman Baker

    For decades, parliament has been far too lenient about the royal family’s finances. This avaricious practice needs to end, says the former Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker

    I thought I knew royal greed – but King Charles profiting from the assets of the dead is a disgusting new low | Norman Baker
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    Italian film festival - things to do this week (Suggestion)

    https://www.timeout.com/sydney/film/italian-film-festival

    Expect supermodels, crime thrillers and stunning scenery as the Italian Film Festival lights up once more

    They say the postman always rings twice, and that’s certainly true as the St. Ali Italian Film Festival scoots into town once more, ringing out la bella vita loud and proud across mutiple Sydney cinemas from September 19 to October 18. The month-long feast of Italian cinema wraps things up in mid-October with a retrospective screening of luminous dramedy The Postman (Il Postino), the final film of much-loved star Massimo Troisi, who tragically died just after wrapping the shoot and was posthumously nominated for an Oscar.

    He co-wrote this heart-soaring tale with director Michael Radford and plays Mario, a fisherman who longs for more from his sleepy island life. Becoming the temporary postie of exiled Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda (French star Philippe Noiret), the latter encourages him to embrace the arts, find happiness where he is and swing for the stars in wooing beautiful Beatrice (the mesmerising Maria Grazia Cucinotta). If you, too, crush on Troisi, you can go all out with the retro stream paying tribute to his life’s work.

    If, like roughly 90 per cent of the world, you cannot get enough of crime fiction, this year’s festival opens with Last Night of Amore, the latest thrill ride from The Informer writer/director Andrea Di Stefano (also an actor who intriguingly pops up as the priest in Life of Pi). It casts The Traitor lead Pierfrancesco Favino as a good cop on the eve of a quiet retirement who finds himself plunged into the darkest heart of Mian when his best friend and trusted colleague is discovered shot dead by the roadside, leading to a head-spinning night that unravels everything he thought he knew.

    There’s so much cinematic gold to see spun between these show start and stoppers, including La Chimera, the latest from Cannes Film Festival darling Alice Rorchwacher (Happy as Lazzaro). Her Palme d’Or nominated, 1980s-set romp taps The Crown star Josh O’Connor as a dubious archaeologist fresh out of prison who winds up falling in with a rowdy band of brigands robbing tombs under the Tuscan sun, with living legend Isabella Rossellini also showing up.

    History buffs will be intrigued by writer/director Michele Placido’s Caravaggio’s Shadow, a sweeping biopic of the chiaroscuro-adoring Renaissance artist who was a thorn in the side of the Vatican because of his insistence on depicting sex workers and thieves in his awe-inspiring paintings. Piercing-eyed actor Riccardo Scamarcio leaves his mark in the lead role, with the incomparable Isabelle Huppert as his powerful patron and Little Women actor Louis Garrel as the investigator out for his scalp. And while we’re on the topic of Vatican misbehaviour, Kidnapped, the latest film from The Traitor director Marco Bellocchio, is a gripping expose of a shocking overreach that rocked 19th-century Italy.

    Fashion lovers will relish the eye-popping doco The Genius of Gianni Versace Alive, marking the directorial debut of former Versace model Salvatore Zannino and featuring glorious archival footage of the game-changing designer, as well as contributions from luminaries including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Tina Turner. And for a breathtaking vision of the non-runaway walking kind, lose yourself in the lush spectacle of the Italian Alps with one of the low-key loveliest films you see this year, The Eight Mountains. Adapted from Paolo Cognetti’s tender story of enduring male friendship, adapted by writer/directors Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch and featuring aching performances by Alessandro Borghi and Luca Marinelli, we absolutely adore the wandering heart of this one.

    Tickets will fly as fast as spaghetti sauce to a freshly washed white top, so twirl them round your fork right now and get stuck in! You can get your tickets in cinemas at box offices until sold out or online at italianfilmfestival.com.au.

    !https://www.italianfilmfestival.com.au/sessions/sydney

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