Wednesday, 29th November 2023

Melbourne to enter fifth virus lockdown, announces Premier

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announces a snap lockdown in Australia's second-largest city, bringing the total number of Australians under stay-at-home orders to around 12 million. Melbourne and surrounding Victoria will join Sydney in a 'hard and fast' lockdown, Andrews says, as Australia battles an outbreak of the Delta variant.


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Joe Biden has formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2024, asking Americans for four years to “finish this job”, possibly setting up an extraordinary rematch with Donald Trump.
19 May
We take a look at former French President's Nicolas Sarkozy's interview in Le Figaro, as he defends himself against corruption charges.
28 May
The US president said Washington was doing all it can to strengthen support for Ukraine to fight back against Russia's aggression. Meanwhile, Zelenskyy called on G7 leaders to his peace plan.
24 May
Despite some fighting, Khartoum residents say the situation in the capital is relatively calm after a new truce took effect. Meanwhile, the US announced a new humanitarian aid package as the conflict lingers on.
26 May
The governor of Florida announced his bid during a Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk. However, the 2024 presidential pitch was knocked out for large parts by the platform's inability to produce audio.
30 Jun
Talking Europe interviews Jutta Urpilainen, the EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, who is in charge of overseeing official development assistance. She announces exclusively on FRANCE 24 a fresh €66 million package for Niger, to be spent on education. Urpilainen stresses that development aid is part of geopolitical competition, and that it would be a "huge mistake" for Europe and the West to turn their back on the Global South.
8 Jul
Senegalese President Macky Sall says he won't seek a third term in 2024 elections after protests. In a speech shared live on his Facebook account, Sall said that he would not be a candidate 'even if the constitution allows me to do so.'
9 Jul
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is the latest US policymaker to head to China. Trade relations between the superpowers continue to unravel as Beijing announces limits to key gallium and germanium exports.
28 Jul
For the Nigerian diaspora in Australia, the World Cup has been the perfect opportunity to connect with their women's team. It has of course helped that Nigeria are top of their group having beaten co-hosts Australia.
31 Jul
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11 Aug
Taylor Swift, one of the world's biggest pop stars, has announced the release of her latest re-recorded album "1989 (Taylor's Version)."
13 Aug
The Premier League is on the way and it's about time we predicted who wins the title, who finishes in the top four, and even who finishes in the relegation places, we also review or preview individual performances to look out for in this episode of The Nutmeg.