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Prince Harry Says UK Royal Household Plays "Dirty Game" By Leaking Stories

Prince Harry said Britain's royal household regularly leak stories about each other, calling it "a dirty game" in a new trailer released on Monday for the much-anticipated Netflix documentary series...

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Democrat Raphael Warnock holds narrow poll lead in crucial Georgia Senate runoff – as it happened

Victory for Warnock would give Democrats 51 Senate seatsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailDonald Trump’s comments about the “termination” of the constitution gave former vice-president Mike Pence another opportunity to distinguish himself from his former boss.Pence fell out with Trump in the aftermath of the 2020 election, when he refused to participate in the then-president’s attempts to disrupt the outcome of the race. The two men may soon become open competitors if Pence decides to run for the White House in 2024, which he has said he is considering. Continue reading...

Australia news live: backbencher Taiwan visit ‘business as usual’, Birmingham says, as Chinese media claims it stokes ‘risks and tension’

Six backbenchers from the Labor, Liberal, and National parties, including former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, are visiting Taiwan. Follow the day’s news liveGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastNSW Treasurer wants to see federal Liberals support Indigenous voice to parliamentThe NSW treasurer, Matt Kean, follows on ABC Radio. Karvelas asks Kean if he wants to see his federal colleagues campaign yes on the referendum?I do. I think it’s an opportunity to unite our nation. I think it’s an opportunity to strengthen our democracy and the Liberal party supporting a voice to parliament will ensure that there’s broad support for a voice to parliament for our First Nations people to be consulted on matters of policy. There’s broad support right across our democracy.I certainly don’t want to see a voice referendum put and fail. I think that would be undesirable for the country and many people who hold the issue dear. I can understand why people want the government to spell out, out of the various reports and analyses that have been done, precisely what type of model [they] are going to proceed with and give some detail to it. But this is an issue that is one where constitutional change has been shown to be difficult in this country, even when parties have not taken firm positions against it.As a leading moderate, is it your philosophical view that a free vote should be held so people like you can advocate for a yes vote?There are definitely different views across the many who simply want to try to make informed decision based on the detail. I think there will no doubt be differences of opinion right through until people pass the ballots.You’re in the cabinet. You got that report from Ken Wyatt twice on the model. Did you read it?I haven’t read the report cover to cover. No. I had lots of reports that came through. I’m well aware of the type of model and concept proposed… There’s lots of detail. What isn’t there is clarity from the government about which elements of these proposals they are definitely going to put into legislation. So, it is important for the government there to say of such reports. What are they going to do with them? and how are they going to proceed progressive it’s not reasonable just to say there’s a report they’re not actually fully which the government is. Continue reading...

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Online streaming poses ‘existential threat’ to free sport on Australian TV, broadcasters say

In submission to anti-siphoning review, Free TV Australia calls for tougher restrictions for new entrants when bidding for broadcast rightsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe rise of online streaming services is a “real and existential threat” to free sport on television, claims the peak body representing Australia’s commercial broadcasters, which argues new entrants to the entertainment market should face tougher restrictions when bidding for rights to show important sporting fixtures.Free TV Australia has also called for more women’s sports to be shown on free-to-air broadcasts, including matches from the Matildas football team and all games in the women’s Fifa World Cup next year, in a review of the federal anti-siphoning list.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

In A First, Putin Visits Bridge On The Frontline In Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin on Monday visited a bridge that links Moscow-annexed Crimea to the Russian mainland weeks after the vital link was hit by a blast, images on state television showed.