Emergency warning issued as water flow reaches major flood level along South Australia’s River Murray

Emergency warning issued as water flow reaches major flood level along South Australia’s River Murray

South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a flood emergency warning for the River Murray as water flow into the state has reached the major flood level. Key points: Water flows into South Australia have reached the range predicted at the peak flood level People are in the emergency warning area have been urged … Read more

Saudi foreign minister: ‘All bets off’ if Iran gets nuclear weapon

Saudi foreign minister: ‘All bets off’ if Iran gets nuclear weapon

DUBAI, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Sunday that Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbours would act to shore up their security if Tehran were to obtain nuclear weapons. Indirect U.S.-Iranian talks to salvage a 2015 nuclear pact between global powers and Iran, which Washington exited in 2018, stalled in September. The U.N. … Read more

China’s Xi calls for oil trade in yuan at Gulf summit in Riyadh

China’s Xi calls for oil trade in yuan at Gulf summit in Riyadh

Xi says summit with Gulf, Arab League is ‘milestone’ U.S. wary of growing Chinese influence in Arab world Arabs defy U.S. pressure to limit China ties, cut off Russia Summits showcase Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed as key leader RIYADH, Dec 9 (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping told Gulf Arab leaders on Friday that China would … Read more

Saudi Arabia signs Huawei deal, deepening China ties on Xi visit

Saudi Arabia signs Huawei deal, deepening China ties on Xi visit

Xi gets lavish welcome in Riyadh, a contrast with Biden trip Chinese leader heralds ‘new era’ in ties with Arab world U.S. wary of China’s growing influence RIYADH, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and China showcased deepening ties with a series of strategic deals on Thursday during a visit by President Xi Jinping, including … Read more

Universities of Adelaide and SA revive merger talks, with new combined uni pitched for 2026

Universities of Adelaide and SA revive merger talks, with new combined uni pitched for 2026

Despite previous stalled efforts, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia are now closer to merging than ever before, after reviving talks to amalgamate and rebrand as a single institution within three years. Key points: A combined uni would be named Adelaide University and be operational from January 2026 The government says there will be “no … Read more

OPEC+ keeps steady policy amid weakening economy, Russian oil cap

OPEC+ keeps steady policy amid weakening economy, Russian oil cap

No discussions about Russian price cap – delegates Oil prices have come under pressure from weak economy Next meetings to take place Feb. 1 and June 3-4 LONDON/DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) – OPEC+ agreed to stick to its oil output targets at a meeting on Sunday as the oil markets struggle to assess the impact … Read more

Oil rises 1% as OPEC+ focus on supply cuts outweighs recession concerns

Oil rises 1% as OPEC+ focus on supply cuts outweighs recession concerns

EU softens Russian oil price-cap plan -Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, other OPEC producers deny output hike talks Beijing shuts parks and museums as China’s COVID cases rise Coming up: API supply report at 4:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT) NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose about 1% on Tuesday after top exporter Saudi Arabia … Read more

SA government commits more than $50m in flood relief as river towns brace for peak | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

SA government commits more than $50m in flood relief as river towns brace for peak | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

SA government commits more than $50m in flood relief as river towns brace for peak | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) $51.6 million in flood support announced as South Australia braces for crisis  9News Murray River floods may not recede until 2023, sparking concern for residents  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the United … Read more