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US Republicans threaten to block Iran deal

A group of 33 Republican senators has warned US President Joe Biden they will work to thwart implementation of any new Iran nuclear agreement if his government does not allow Congress to review and vote on its terms.Led by Senator Ted Cruz,…

Ardern unveils 2022 NZ Govt work program

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's agenda for 2022 - on top of managing New Zealand's response to the pandemic - is certainty ambitious.It takes in an industrial relations revolution, a new centralised health system, trade missions to four…

PM thanks Queen for ‘remarkable’ service

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has acknowledged the Queen's platinum jubilee, which marks 70 years of her reign.In a speech to parliament on Tuesday, the prime minister described the 95-year old Queen's jubilee as a "remarkable achievement…

Criminal charges are ‘nonsense’: Palmer

Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has launched a scathing attack on "nonsense" criminal fraud charges against him, claiming they're a bid to "do him slowly" with no real prospect of conviction.Mr Palmer and his company Palmer Leisure…