Week in Brief: 29 July – 4 August 2018

Week in Brief: 29 July – 4 August 2018

Trump’s offer to meet with Rouhani rebuked on both sides

US President Donald Trump’s offer to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been shot down both from within his own administration and senior figures in Iran.

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Trump on Mueller investigation: “Stop this rigged witch hunt right now’

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to condemn special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, calling for his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions to end the probe.

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Government announces increased privacy protections for My Health Records

In response to concerns over the adequacy of privacy protections, the Federal Government has announced changes to the My Health Records system to allow deletion of records and restrict government access to patient data.

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Labor MP Emma Husar faces new allegations of misusing entitlements

Labor MP Emma Husar has been under constant fire since it was revealed in July that the Labor Party had placed her under independent investigation following accusations that she bullied and harassed staff at her Western Sydney electorate office.

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Apple now the first US company to reach $1 trillion in market value

Apple is now the first US company in history to reach $US1 trillion ($1.4 trillion) in market value despite slowing sales, heavy regulation and tariffs.

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa wins election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won the Zimbabwean presidential election, according to the country’s electoral commission.

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Did you know?

Otters hold hands to fall asleep.

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Quote of the Week

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.’

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., 26th President of the United States

 

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