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World’s powerful nations must not force allies into ‘binary choices’, Scott Morrison says | Australia news

Scott Morrison has used a speech to the British Policy Exchange to call for a more nuanced appreciation of national interest, and more flexibility, when countries pursue relationships with America and China, because “stark choices are in no one’s interests”. In a section of his speech outlining the challenges of navigating Australia’s fraught relationship with China in an era of escalating geopolitical competition, Morrison on Monday night said “greater latitude will be required from the world’s largest powers to accommodate the individual interests of their partners and allies” because “we...
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Australian war crimes inquiry report will force ADF to re-think special forces culture, expert says | Australia news

An academic whose work helped trigger the explosive war crimes inquiry says the details in its imminent report will leave the Australian Defence Force with “no choice” other than to fundamentally change special forces’ culture. The chief of the defence force Angus Campbell is expected to this week release a redacted version of findings by the inspector general of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Paul Brereton, detailing alleged war crimes committed by elements of the Special Operations Task Group in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016. Brereton is widely expected to...
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Biden campaign says Trump supporters tried to force bus off highway | US elections 2020

Trucks with Trump signs and flags surrounded a Biden campaign bus on a Texas highway on Friday and attempted to slow the vehicle down and run it off the road, the Biden campaign said on Saturday.Several video clips posted on social media by both Biden and Trump supporters showed the trucks surrounding the bus. The trucks then tried to slow the bus down and run it off the road before staff called 911, according to the Biden campaign.The president himself appeared to endorse the behavior of his supporters, tweeting a...
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