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‘Not a government visit’: Anthony Albanese says he will not take part in MPs’ trip to Taiwan

Key points A delegation of politicians, including opposition figures, is on its way to Taiwan. Anthony Albanese is not participating in the historic tour. The prime minister told reporters he had “no idea” about his intentions. A delegation of federal MPs heading to Taiwan on a five-day goodwill mission will continue their trip without Prime …

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The Times podcast: Why America is holding back on rail strikes

Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts This week, Congress passed a bill that effectively imposed a contract between railroad workers and their companies, banning strikes. Politicians feared any shutdown would cripple the U.S. economy during the holidays and cost the country billions of dollars. Advertisement Today we talk …

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Ukraine to restrict Russian religious organizations, “counteracting” Russian influence in the country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that his government will impose restrictions on religious organizations with ties to Russia in an effort to tighten national security. “The National Security and Defense Council has instructed the government to propose [parliament] a bill to ban the activities in Ukraine of religious organizations connected to centers of influence in …

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Iowa Dairy Farm Recreates ‘Christmas Vacation’ Movie Scene

HUDSON – “Great minds” from Hansen’s Dairy recently came together to recreate a hilarious scene from an iconic holiday movie, co-owner Blake Hansen said. The idea to recreate the moment from the movie “Christmas Vacation,” about a family whose Christmas plans turn into a major disaster, “came at the right time, when we were emptying …

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Hospital patient arrested for allegedly turning off neighbor’s ‘noisy’ oxygen machine

CNN — A hospital patient has been arrested after she allegedly turned off another patient’s oxygen machine twice because it was too noisy, German authorities said. The public prosecutor in the southwestern German city of Mannheim obtained an arrest warrant for the 72-year-old woman and she was brought before the magistrate and investigating judge of …

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A 5-story building in China “walks” to a new location

Shanghai residents walking through the city’s eastern Huangpu district in October may have come across an unusual sight: a “walking building.” An 85-year-old primary school has been lifted off the ground – in its entirety – and transported using a new technology known as the ‘walking machine’. In the city’s latest effort to preserve historic …

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World Cup recap, Day 13: Cameroon beat Brazil, South Korea qualify | World Championship

Day 13 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was another shocker for the footballing world as Cameroon beat Brazil – becoming the first African nation to do so. There was also heartbreak as Uruguay won their last game against Ghana but were sent home on goal as South Korea beat Portugal. South Korea advanced …

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