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Delays at Sydney, Melbourne airports

News.com.au originally said that the issues are linked to the global system which is down, but has updated that story to limit it to only Australian worldwide airport departures. The Advance Passenger Processing system is used to automatically validate passengers' ability to travel to, or through, New Zealand. Airlines who flew people to countries they were not authorised to enter could be fined between $10,000 to $15,000 and also had to then fly the passenger back to where they came ...


Billy Vunipola Withdraws from British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour of New Zealand

Billy Vunipola Withdraws from British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour of New Zealand

Vunipola was among the key forwards in Gatland's armoury, having become an increasingly mature force for both club and country. Described as a certainty for the Test side, he decided after playing in Saracens' Premiership semi-final defeat by Exeter on Saturday that he was not fit enough for the demanding five-week tour.


Veteran negotiators optimistic about Trump's Mideast bid

Veteran negotiators optimistic about Trump's Mideast bid

Based on Trump's campaign promises, that deadline to act on the embassy issue should have been irrelevant. For Israelis, all of Jerusalem , including the Old City and its eastern suburbs, is their "eternal and indivisible" capital. "So much of what goes on is in Jerusalem and, I think, we have to see that for what it is". Back at the King David, workers are preparing for Sunday when the USA delegation will transform the hotel into a fortress ahead of the president's arrival the ...


Australia's Westpac says new bank levy will add US$48m in costs

Australia's Westpac says new bank levy will add US$48m in costs

Westpac reckons it will take a $65 million hit in its current financial year from the government's new bank levy. "No company can simply "absorb" a new tax, so consideration is being given to how we will manage this significant impost on the bank", Westpac said in a letter to shareholders that was posted on the ASX.



Your primer to the 2017-18 Federal Budget

The flagship project is a 1,700 kilometer long new rail line between Melbourne in the southeast of the country and Brisbane on the northeast coast. "This Budget is about making the right choices to secure the better days that are ahead". He indicated that the banks should not pass the levy onto customers, said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission would monitor the situation, and advised people to switch to one of the smaller banks if they thought they were being shortchanged.


New French President Macron's cabinet unveiled

New French President Macron's cabinet unveiled

Socialist Jean-Yves Le Drian (John-Eve Le DREE-on) was named foreign minister and prominent centrist Francois Bayrou (Frans-WA Bey-ROO) as justice minister. Penicaud will have the daunting task of supervising the reform of labor protections, a part of Macron's agenda that already has prompted outcries from unions.