Week in Brief: 21 July – 27 July 2019

Week in Brief: 21 July – 27 July 2019

Boris Johnson to be Britain’s next prime minister

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has won the United Kingdom’s ruling Conservative Party leadership contest, making him Prime Minister-designate of Britain.

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Foreign fighters bill sparks concern over Dutton’s growing power

New legislation to prevent foreign fighters from returning home has sparked concern over Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton’s growing powers.

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Trump was not exonerated, Mueller tells Congress

Former special counsel Robert Mueller has testified to the United States Congress that he did not exonerate US President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice.

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Medevac repeal bill passes Lower House

The Government has cleared the first hurdle to repealing the asylum seeker medical evacuation (medevac) provisions attached to the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019.

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Up to 150 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Up to 150 people are missing and feared drowned after two migrant boats capsized while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe on Thursday (local time).

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US Government condemned for reinstating federal death penalty

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has reinstated the federal death penalty, 16 years after it was last applied, and has immediately scheduled the execution of five federal death row inmates.

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Did you know?

Butterflies taste with their hind feet.

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Quote of the Week

‘We become what we think about.’

Earl Nightingale, American radio speaker and author

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