Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world.

CBS News: Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Call With President Trump Discussing Payment To Playboy Model

The Justice Department is investigating Cohen’s role in paying women to stay silent about their claims of affairs with Trump in the run-up to the 2016 election. If the payments were made to help get him elected, they may be violations of federal campaign finance laws.

Tracking The Tropics: TD 8 Has Strengthened Into Tropical Storm Hanna

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Tuesday briefing: Britons flee Brexit by the thousands

“Test & trace fiasco is timebomb” – the Mirror really ought to have chosen one derogative or the other. “Having virus may earn right to roam” – the i is reviving the immunity passport idea (maybe we’ll call it the “travel bug”). The Express says “Painkillers do more harm than good” and the Times has […]

Boost test and trace before English schools reopen ‘or risk second wave’

The closure of schools to most pupils during lockdown and only partial reopening has raised concern among experts about the impact on children’s mental health as well as their education. But the planned reopening of all schools in England in September has also been questioned, amid fears it may not be safe for the move […]

Cash ISN’T dead with fearful Australians declaring they still use banknotes because they have security concerns about tap-and-go payments

While retail sales records were set for three consecutive months, CommSec chief economist Craig James said the latest retail news was a sign of an economy returning to normal. 

Katie Price gives recovery update on Harvey after he’s moved out of intensive care

“I’m so happy, it’s been so difficult, I love him so much and want to thank you all again for your support and lovely messages.

Katie Price planning to whisk Harvey off on holiday when he gets out of hospital

She said in a YouTube video: “So at the beginning of the week I was unsure of what was happening with Harvey. But he’s still not coming out of hospital.

Prime Minister is 69 And Running The Country in These Times, Don’t Expect I Will Lock Myself in a Room: Arun Lal

“Me as a person, whether I coach Bengal or not is immaterial but I will live my life. Don’t expect me that I’m 65 years old, so I will lock myself in a room for the next 30 years. This does not happen like this,” Lal, who successfully underwent treatment for cancer, added.

India’s HDFC Bank gets central bank nod on new chief

Jagdishan, currently the head of finance at Mumbai-based HDFC Bank, will replace incumbent CEO Aditya Puri, who has been at the helm of the bank since its inception in 1994. Puri is set to retire in October.