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Melbourne to roll out terrorism alarm system after poli…

Plans have been unveiled for a terrorism alarm system in Australia’s second-largest city. Loudspeakers are being installed in more than 90 places across downtown Melbourne, and they will be tested on 28 December. In the event of a terrorist attack, sirens will sound and instructions from the police will be broadcast to the public. The new system comes after police thwarted two alleged plots to target Christmas and New Year crowds in Melbourne. Image: Concrete blocks have been installed in recent months to prevent vehicle attacks Four men are dueRead More


Paradise Papers: Prince Charles lobbied on climate poli…

Image copyright Getty Images Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial interest in what he was promoting, BBC Panorama has found. The Paradise Papers show the Duchy of Cornwall in 2007 secretly bought shares worth $113,500 in a Bermuda company that would benefit from a rule change. The prince was a friend of a director of Sustainable Forestry Management Ltd. The Duchy of Cornwall says he has no direct involvement in its investments. A Clarence House spokesman said the Prince ofRead More


Weinstein Scandal Threatens to End ‘Boozy’ British Poli…

Alexander Smith LONDON — Shock waves from the Harvey Weinstein scandal have crossed the Atlantic and are rocking the boozy “locker room culture” of British politics, triggering a Cabinet resignation that could fatally weaken the government. Just as in Hollywood, several people associated with the U.K. political system have come forward in recent weeks to say they’ve been the victims of sexual misconduct stretching back decades. The allegations have ranged from inappropriate remarks to rape. The first big resignation came Wednesday. Sir Michael Fallon, the British defense secretary and aRead More


Republican voters in Ariz. speak out about current poli…

PHOENIX — With President Trump under attack by both of Arizona’s Republican senators, CBS News gathered four Republican voters at a coffee shop in Phoenix. Sen. Jeff Flake went after President Trump in Washington: “I will not be complicit or silent.” Sen. John McCain’s criticism last week was in Philadelphia: “For the sake of some half-baked spurious nationalism.” Some 2,300 miles from both cities, there are no clear winners in Arizona. “It’s absolutely a lose-lose,” Manny Siperut told CBS News at The Henry coffee shop. “It is absolutely a lose-lose. IRead More


Trump to ‘decertify’ Iran nuclear deal in major US poli…

President Trump will “decertify” the 2015 Iran nuclear deal but will not scrap the agreement, the US secretary of state has said. Rex Tillerson said the President would make the announcement in a speech this afternoon. The landmark Obama-brokered deal – agreed in 2015 – limited Iran’s nuclear capability in return for the lifting of some sanctions. Mr Tillerson said: “The intent is that we will stay in the (deal), but the President is going to decertify.” However, he said the President would not ask Congress to “snap back” theRead More


New timeline in Vegas shooting raises questions on poli…

(Reuters) – Las Vegas police faced new questions on Tuesday about their response to this month’s mass shooting at an outdoor concert, a day after a county sheriff disclosed the gunman shot a security guard before, not after, opening fire on a concert crowd below his window at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Aden Ocampo-Gomez said the office will respond later to questions involving police response time to the shooting that killed dozens of people at an outdoor concert. On Monday, Clark County Sheriff JosephRead More