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Postal vote on gay marriage if Parliament rejects compulsory plebiscite, government confirms

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, finance minister Mathias Cormann said legislation could be reintroduced into the senate as early as this week. "The Coalition supports the traditional definition of marriage between a man and a woman, but we won't seek to bind people beyond this term of Parliament and in the next term.it will be the people's decision", Abbott said at the time.



Baleka Mbete allows secret ballot

Speaking at an "unprecedented" media event on Monday afternoon, Mbete said that she considered the Constitutional Court judgement which gave her exclusive power, views of South Africa's political parties as well as legal advice. The ANC's chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the governing party is not opposed to conducting the vote in secret, and said the motion would be defeated.


Trump attacks Senator Richard Blumenthal in angry tweet storm

Trump attacks Senator Richard Blumenthal in angry tweet storm

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Monday that Trump will return to his hometown for part of the first half of next week. President Donald Trump blasted Democratic Sen. conquests, how fearless he was, and it was all a lie". Mr. Trump has regularly assailed Mr. Blumenthal when he has seen him on television criticizing him.


Trump hails United Nations sanctions on N. Korea

Trump hails United Nations sanctions on N. Korea

US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed into law a sweeping sanctions bill against Russia , Iran and North Korea this week. Russia's foreign ministry said that new U.S. "It was a good outcome", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. In July, North Korea conducted two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in violation of previous UN Security resolutions.


Carla Del Ponte quits 'powerless' Syria war crimes commission

Carla Del Ponte quits 'powerless' Syria war crimes commission

Security Council, Swiss national news agency SDA reported. Carla del Ponte , 70, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, has served on the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria for almost five years, chronicling incidents such as chemical weapons attacks, a genocide against Iraq's Yazidi population , siege tactics , and the bombing of aid convoys .