Saturday , 25 September 2021


Afghanistan confronts economic meltdown after Taliban takeover

Prices of everyday essentials such as flour, cooking oil and fuel have surged. Salaries have stopped being paid. Residents in pursuit of cash queue outside banks and at automated teller machines. Since the Taliban took power earlier this month, Afghans have struggled through an economic meltdown, which analysts and aid …

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MPs who sit on parliamentary groups face scrutiny over lobbying

MPs serving on informal parliamentary groups while working in second jobs are facing scrutiny from a powerful parliamentary committee over concerns that they could exploit a lobbying loophole. An inquiry by the Commons standards committee will examine whether MPs who sit on All-Party Parliamentary Groups that lobby for certain industries …

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Australia Covid: Brisbane lockdown after Delta variant cases

Millions more Australians are now in lockdown as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread. Authorities have imposed a snap three-day lockdown in south-eastern parts of Queensland, including Australia’s third largest city Brisbane, which began at 16:00 (06:00 GMT) on Saturday. It is the latest part of the country …

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