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Australia’s colorful election day could upend the coalition government

By Hilary Whiteman, CNN Election day creates a carnival atmosphere at polling booths across Australia, but beneath the bonhomie lies a serious decision — and Saturday’s vote has the potential to usher in major change. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is asking voters to re-elect his center-right Liberal-National coalition government, after a three-year term dominated by… Continue Reading

Must-watch videos of the week

By Colby Hentges, CNN Adam Schiff sees UFOs, a Lyft driver tells racists to take a hike, and championship paper airplanes take flight. These are the must-watch videos of the week. The truth is out there Deputy Director of Navy Intelligence Scott Bray shows declassified video of an unidentified object during a House subcommittee hearing… Continue Reading
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face no further action over 'partygate' alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces no further action over ‘Partygate’ scandal

By Lianne Kolirin, CNN Campaigners have branded a decision to take no further action against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the “Partygate” scandal a “terrible insult.” Downing Street revealed on Thursday that Johnson has revealed no further fines over his alleged breaches of lockdown regulations after the Metroplitan Police announced that it had concluded… Continue Reading
The country's tourism agency added that the trial will allow the government to assess health and safety protocols and how to deal with Covid-19 infections .

Japan is testing a return to tourism

By Emiko Jozuka, CNN The Japan Tourism Agency announced on Tuesday, May 17 that it would start allowing small group tours in May as part of a “test tourism” trial before the country fully reopens to foreign visitors. The country’s tourism agency added that the trial will allow the government to assess health and safety… Continue Reading
A McDonald's restaurant in Belaya Dachais

McDonald’s is leaving Russia altogether

By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business McDonald’s became the symbol of glasnost in action 30 years ago when it opened its first restaurant in Moscow. But after temporarily shutting down more than 800 restaurants following the invasion of Ukraine, McDonald’s has decided to leave Russia altogether. The burger chain will sell its Russia business, saying the… Continue Reading

Must-watch videos of the week

By Brendan Buckley, CNN A beach house is swept into the sea, a 7-year-old steals the show at her first communion, and a Broadway legend takes an audience member to task. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Bottoms up! A 7-year-old surprised the priest — and the whole congregation — when she chugged… Continue Reading
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