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Canberra galleries, museums call for urgent budget aid to undo decade of ‘utter neglect’

Canberra’s top museums and galleries say they cannot afford to fix their ageing buildings and are pleading for financial aid in next month’s federal budget. Key points: Lobby group says cultural institutions urgently need an extra $800 million for upgrades Australian War Memorial has been well-funded while other institutions have struggled National Library of Australia chief … Read more

Putin’s behavior sign of failing Ukraine invasion, says Canada’s Trudeau

FILE PHOTO – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks a day after multiple people in the province of Saskatchewan were killed and injured in a stabbing spree, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 5, 2022. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military mobilization … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: World leaders condemn Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilisation

World leaders have condemned Russia’s decision to conscript citizens with military experience to fight in its war against Ukraine. It is the nation’s first military mobilisation since World War II. Follow the live updates. Live updates 3m agoWed 21 Sep 2022 at 10:32pm By Shiloh Payne Emergency meeting to be held to respond to Russian threat … Read more

Germany’s Scholz: trying to prevent escalation in Russia-Ukraine war

Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz walks to address the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Any threat from Russian President Vladimir Putin to use nuclear weapons … Read more

U.S., Canadian warships sail through Taiwan Strait for 2nd time in a year

The USS Higgins is docked in the northern Israeli city of Haifa September 6, 2009. The destroyer is one of 18 American ships deployed globally with Aegis interceptor systems capable of blowing up ballistic missiles above the atmosphere. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Second joint transit by the … Read more

Review: Three book picks that take you back to the ′70s

Brad Wheeler, Kelly Nestruck and Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail Arts section recommend three groovy books set or written in the 1970s. Noisemaker by Andy Tolson (Moose House Publications, 272 pages) Punk-music pioneer Richard Hell sang about escape in his song Blank Generation: “I was sayin’ let me out of here before I … Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces a partial military mobilisation for Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s first military mobilisation since World War II, warning the West that if it continued what he called its “nuclear blackmail” that Moscow would respond with the might of all its vast arsenal. Key points: Vladimir Putin said his aim was to “liberate” east Ukraine’s Donbas region and that he was defending Russian territories He … Read more

US rejects Russia’s plans to hold referendums in parts of Ukraine

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joins Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States rejected plans to hold referendums in Ukraine and will … Read more

Top U.S. general urges vigilance as Russia weighs Ukraine setbacks

A Ukrainian serviceman stands at a Polish self-propelled howitzer Krab, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Kharkiv region,Ukraine September 13, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A MILITARY BASE IN POLAND, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The top U.S. general cautioned on Sunday it remained unclear how Russia might react … Read more