A senior Abbott government minister has warned against presenting all-or-nothing reform demands to the Senate, saying such a strategy simply invites crossbenchers to reject the bills outright.
In the grounds of Archbishop Bashar Warda's cathedral, the last Christians of northern Iraq are trying to find shelter. Some huddle under parched shrubs. Others move in sync with the shadow from the church office that gives them a reprieve from the baking sun. Children and women mill around a makeshift food hall, while old men stare vacantly. There are 4,000 desperate souls in the church grounds. And all seem shocked to be here.Read More >
Police have become increasingly at odds with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the appearance that he is taking sides against them after the chokehold death of a black suspect last month – a conflict that has prompted the city’s top law enforcement official to do damage control by calling the mayor “very pro-cop”.