Tag Archives: Gold

North Koreans ‘forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues’ |

North Koreans 'forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues' | World news | NewsWire
North Koreans bow before the statue of the late leader Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. New statues have been erected in Sinuiju. Photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/AP

Residents of the North Korean city of Sinuiju were made to donate metal to a “loyalty fund” to erect two new statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, sources inside the country told DailyNK.

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WestConnex, the $11.5bn road paved with Coalition gold |

WestConnex, the $11.5bn road paved with Coalition gold | World news | NewsWire
Tony Abbott during a press conference in Sydney for the WestConnex motorway in 2013. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP

Tony Shepherd, having completed his work heading the Abbott government’s commission of audit and his term as president of the Business Council of Australia, is enthusiastically pursuing his role as chairman of Sydney’s $11.5bn WestConnex road.

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