The Abbott government is facing fresh calls to release its audit commission’s advice after suggestions the team looking for budget savings has targeted the commonwealth seniors health card.
For a second consecutive year, Senator Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference's straw poll for 2016 presidential candidates. It wasn't even close.Read More >
This year could see both the crowning glory and the low point of Uli Hoeness's career. Bayern Munich, the football club that has employed him since 1970 – first as player, then as general manager, and now as president – is enjoying its most successful spell in decades.Read More >
On St Valentine's Day last month, after days of rain, Rome suddenly found itself bathed in warm sunshine. The canopy of cloudless blue materialised just in time, because in St Peter's Square around 10,000 engaged couples, from 40 countries, were gathering to receive papal blessings.Read More >
If Last Instalment wins the Gold Cup on Friday, the Cheltenham Festival may instantly cease to be the usual joyous and carefree betting jamboree and become instead a sort of collective cringe. This is the horse running beneath a drug cloud and victory for him could, perhaps unfairly, do great damage to racing's reputation, but there will be at least one man prepared to speak up unflinchingly in defence of his achievement: his owner, the very, very outspoken Michael O'Leary.Read More >
Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly address to appeal for progress on raising the federal minimum wage. The president is seeking, against Congressional opposition, to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.