North Korea expected to release American prisoners ahead of Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un summit – Donald Trump’s America

North Korea expected to release American prisoners ahead of Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un summit – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 04, 2018 06:22:30 Photo: Korean-American missionary Kim Dong Chul is among those it is hoped will be released. (AP: Kim Kwang Hyon) Expectations have grown that North Korea will soon release three Americans held as prisoners, as a gesture of goodwill ahead of an unprecedented US-North Korea summit …

Wall Street sinks on China trade woes, Fed rate hike expected in June

Wall Street sinks on China trade woes, Fed rate hike expected in June

Posted May 03, 2018 07:51:08 Wall Street fell considerably over the prospect of the United States potentially imposing restrictions on Chinese telecommunications companies — stoking investors’ concerns about worsening US-China trade relations. Markets at 7:20am (AEST): ASX SPI 200 futures +0.1pc, ASX 200 (Wednesday close) +0.6pc to 6,050. AUD: 74.94 …

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Victorian councils expected to raise rates as China recycling crisis takes hold

Posted April 21, 2018 06:44:03 Photo: The Municipal Association of Victoria expects homeowners to pay an extra $60. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Related Story: Local councils struggling to find solution to China recycling ban Victorian homeowners will ultimately bear the brunt of China’s decision to ban foreign waste, with the …

Channel Country floodwaters expected to rise in Birdsville before draining into Lake Eyre

Channel Country floodwaters expected to rise in Birdsville before draining into Lake Eyre

Posted April 07, 2018 09:29:25 Video: Water flows through Birdsville towards Lake Eyre (ABC News) It’s a journey that brings life to some of the most remote parts of Australia, and following months of dry, punishing heat, the parched gibber plains of Queensland’s Channel Country are being recharged by floodwaters. …

Sally Pearson expected to withdraw from Commonwealth Games with injury, ABC understands – Commonwealth Games 2018

Sally Pearson expected to withdraw from Commonwealth Games with injury, ABC understands – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 05, 2018 10:08:37 Hurdler Sally Pearson is expected to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games with an Achilles tendon injury, the ABC understands. Pearson has called a press conference for 1pm, where she will appear with the Australian athletics team head coach and the team doctor. More to come. …

Despite Vladimir Putin’s expected victory, Russian election served important purpose

Despite Vladimir Putin’s expected victory, Russian election served important purpose

Updated March 20, 2018 01:29:58 Video: Vladimir Putin celebrates election victory at a rally in Moscow (ABC News) So, Vladimir Putin won his nation’s presidential “election” race in a “landslide”. What a shock! With no serious competitor and almost total control over the media, not even the Kremlin could suggest …

Cyclone Nora now expected to cross Queensland coast on Sunday as category three

Cyclone Nora now expected to cross Queensland coast on Sunday as category three

Updated March 24, 2018 16:49:22 Photo: On Saturday afternoon, Tropical Cyclone Nora was moving south east at 20kph. (Supplied: BOM) Authorities now believe Severe Tropical Cyclone Nora will cross the Queensland coast some time shortly after midday (AEST) on Sunday afternoon as a category three system. At an emergency briefing …

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to reach category four before hitting Queensland

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to reach category four before hitting Queensland

Posted March 24, 2018 07:05:55 Photo: Tropical Cyclone Nora is expected to hit the coast as a category four system. (Supplied: BOM) Tropical Cyclone Nora is expected to hit Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria as a category four system on Sunday — but could reach the coast as early as this …

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Great Barrier Reef cruise ship ‘close call’ coupled with expected 250pc rise in traffic sparks concerns

Updated March 21, 2018 10:57:25 Projections of a 250 per cent increase in shipping on the Great Barrier Reef over the next 20 years, coupled with a recent navigational infringement by a cruise ship, has prompted calls for a review of the marine park’s maritime management. On March 8, the …

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to hit Arnhem Land, Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone Nora expected to hit Arnhem Land, Cape York Peninsula

Updated March 22, 2018 18:06:26 Photo: The developing tropical low will continue to move into the Gulf of Carpentaria. (Supplied: BOM) Communities in north-east Arnhem Land and along the Cape York peninsula should prepare for a cyclone to hit this weekend. Key points A cyclone is expected to develop and …