Week in Brief: 19 November – 24 November 2018

Week in Brief: 19 November – 24 November 2018

Ivanka Trump used personal email account for government business

The daughter of US President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, last year used a personal email account to discuss or relay official White House business, according to emails released by a nonpartisan watchdog group.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Dozens of homes at threat as NSW bushfire flares up

A bushfire emergency has been declared in NSW’s Hunter region with homes threatened at Salt Ash and authorities issuing a total fire ban as conditions deteriorate.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Trump defends US-Saudi relationship despite Khashoggi murder

US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


NSW Government issues health warning as dust storm hits Sydney

A dust storm that has blanketed parts of regional NSW has reached Sydney, prompting the State Government to issue an air quality warning.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Theresa May warns that Brexit will be delayed if she is ousted

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned detractors that a successful leadership challenge would delay negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Cabinet divided over Israel embassy policy

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has said that keeping the Australian embassy in Tel Aviv is “like Israel saying that they intend to put their embassy in Sydney and pretend that Canberra isn’t our capital”, as Cabinet remains publicly divided on the issue.

See OPMG’s coverage of this story here.


Did you know?

McDonald’s once tried to make their menu more nutritious by creating broccoli that tasted like bubble gum.

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Quote of the Week

‘Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.’

Oliver Napoleon Hill, American self-help author

 

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