Selfie foam portraits the new social media carrot for Brisbane coffee drinkers

Selfie foam portraits the new social media carrot for Brisbane coffee drinkers

Updated July 21, 2018 08:45:18 Photo: Gloria Giordano with her face in the foam on a coffee at ChanGe Cafe. (ABC News: Jake Day) A Brisbane cafe is aiming to take people’s love for coffee and social media to a whole new level, serving up the selfie coffee or ‘selfieccino’ …

Brexit: Julie Bishop pledges stronger trade ties with UK, as EU negotiator pokes holes in white paper

Brexit: Julie Bishop pledges stronger trade ties with UK, as EU negotiator pokes holes in white paper

Updated July 21, 2018 10:15:18 Photo: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Australia’s relationship with the UK will strengthen after Brexit. (Reuters: David Cheskin) Related Story: Theresa May warns there could be ‘no Brexit at all’, claims Donald Trump advised her to sue EU Related Story: ‘The dream is dying’: British …

Small-bar revolution breathes new life into NSW cities as assault rates plummet

Small-bar revolution breathes new life into NSW cities as assault rates plummet

Posted July 21, 2018 05:30:00 Photo: Wollongong and Newcastle are leading the way in reviving the night-time economy. (ABC Illawarra: Gavin Coote) Some of New South Wales’s old industrial heartlands are leading the charge in resurrecting their night-time economies with a flurry of small bars and live music venues, while …

Amazon (briefly) hits $US900 billion milestone, S&P 500 lifts to five-month high

Amazon (briefly) hits $US900 billion milestone, S&P 500 lifts to five-month high

Updated July 19, 2018 08:49:13 Photo: Amazon’s surge in value threatens to dislodge Apple as Wall Street’s most valuable company. (Reuters: Charles Platiau) Related Story: Google slapped with record $6.8 billion EU fine over Android mobile system Australian shares are expected to push higher for the second consecutive day, amid …

Steel giant Bluescope turns to solar in largest power-purchasing deal of its kind

Steel giant Bluescope turns to solar in largest power-purchasing deal of its kind

Posted July 20, 2018 15:55:35 Australia’s biggest steel company is investing in a major new solar farm in a bid to cut energy costs and improve reliability. Bluescope and ESCO Power signed a seven-year deal in Wollongong on Friday, in what is the country’s largest-ever solar power-purchasing agreement. It will …

China lends Cambodia $351 million for road, as leaders mark 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties – China power

China lends Cambodia $351 million for road, as leaders mark 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties – China power

Updated July 20, 2018 17:20:35 China has lent Cambodia $351 million to build a new road in the capital Phnom Penh with Cambodia describing relations between the two countries as being at the “best stage” ever. Key points: The concressional loan is to build a four-lane, 47 kilometre city ring …

Victorian Election 2018: Farmers lobby for billions in extra funding as politicians court rural voters

Victorian Election 2018: Farmers lobby for billions in extra funding as politicians court rural voters

Posted July 20, 2018 18:21:40 Photo: Dirk and Sue Warren started dairying at a farm share in Gippsland about two years ago. (ABC News: Stephanie Anderson) Amid the many stories of dairy farmers deserting the industry, Sue and Dirk Warren are bucking the trend. Less than two years ago the …

‘Duck boat’ capsizes in storm in Missouri, killing 11 people with five still missing

‘Duck boat’ capsizes in storm in Missouri, killing 11 people with five still missing

Updated July 20, 2018 15:49:16 At least 11 people, including children, are confirmed dead after an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank in stormy weather on a lake in Missouri with 31 people on board. Divers suspended their search at 11.15pm local time and are scheduled to re-start in the …

More complaints raised over Ambulance Victoria’s debt collection tactics

More complaints raised over Ambulance Victoria’s debt collection tactics

Updated July 20, 2018 10:44:37 Photo: David says debt collectors chased him for a bill that should have been covered by private insurance. (ABC News: Colleen Hughson) Related Story: ‘Good Samaritan’ chased by debt collectors after calling ambulance for man hit by car A man whose wife was taken to …

Donald Trump rips into Fed for rate hikes, US-EU trade tensions drag Wall Street lower

Donald Trump rips into Fed for rate hikes, US-EU trade tensions drag Wall Street lower

Updated July 20, 2018 09:39:50 United States President Donald Trump has said he is “not thrilled” about the Federal Reserve’s plan to gradually raise American interest rates this year. The US dollar weakened slightly after Mr Trump broke with several decades of White House tradition to criticise the Fed, saying …