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Tanya Plibersek has taken herself out of the Labor leadership stakes, despite being touted as a frontrunner. Frontbencher Jim Chalmers has joined Chris Bowen in showing an expression of interest in entering the competition against Anthony Albanese. Bill Shorten will remain as interim party leader as Labor kicks off the long process of finding his replacement and overhauling the party from the base up.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy has labelled Cooper Cronk one of the most professional players he's worked with, while former Essendon captain Brendon Goodard says he'd be 'staggered' if Dale Tomas cops a suspension for his umpire abuse. Image: News Corp Australia
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described his electoral victory as a win for 'quiet Australians', and the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a rare appearance, playing in a garden Kate designed for the Chelsea Flower Show. Image: News Corp Australia
The Eiffel Tower has been closed off until further notice as a trespasser climbs up the side of the iconic landmark. A person wearing a red jacket has been seen near the top of the structure, which stands at over one thousand feet. It's not known when the Eiffel Tower will reopen, with Police and firefighters on scene working to bring the man to safety.
Nigel Farage has become the latest right-wing UK politician to be struck by a milkshake as he campaigned ahead of the European parliamentary elections. Following the incident, Mr Farage took to Twitter, saying it was sad that some remainers have 'become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible'. The attack on the Brexit Party leader follows similar attacks, joining figures such as UKIP's Carl Benjamin and independent European candidate Tommy Robinson. Mr Farage currently faces a review into his Party's funding for allegedly not declaring donations from a wealthy businessman.
US President Donald Trump is among the first foreign leaders to speak with Prime Minister Scott Morrison after his surprise re-election. The White House has reported the formal read-out of the conversation between the pair, saying the two leaders 'reaffirmed the critical importance' of the longstanding alliance and friendship between the two nations. Prime Minister Morrison and President Trump also pledged to 'continue their close cooperation on shared priorities'. During the call, the two leaders also discussed security challenges and growing tensions with Iran. Source: Fox
Google has blocked Chinese tech giant Huawei from updating parts of its Android software affecting key apps like Gmail and YouTube. The company said it was complying with an order by the United States government which has blacklisted the Chinese firm. President Trump signed the executive order which bans Huawei from using US technology without explicit government permission. The ban means new phone models will have to go without popular apps such as the Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.
In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described his election win as a victory for the 'quiet Australians'. The Prime Minister insists he always knew he had a chance of re-election, despite likening the path to victory to 'walking along the edge of a razor blade'. Speaking with Sky News host Paul Murray, Mr Morrison says its time to get back to work, opening up about his plans for the nation and declaring tax cuts his first priority. Image: News Corp Australia
Jacinda Ardern says she will continue to speak out against Australia's tough deportation policy following the re-election of the Morrison government. The New Zealand Prime Minister says she didn't raise the issue in a phone call with Scott Morrison over the weekend to congratulate him on his election victory. Ms Ardern says Australia and New Zealand maintain a productive relationship, she will 'continue to advocate around the issue of deportation'
Swedish prosecutors have issued a formal request to hold Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape. The country's deputy director of prosecutions has ordered the courts 'have Assange detained in his absence'. Mr Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence in London for breaching his bail conditions. The Wikileaks founder is also wanted in the United States over the release of classified defence documents.