Australia's GDP exceeds estimates, recouping pandemic losses

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Australia’s economy expanded faster than economists forecast in the first three months of the year, driven by the private sector as firms boosted investment and households tapped their pandemic savings war chest. Gross domestic product advanced 1.8…

Your Tuesday Briefing

Britain’s sudden coronavirus Christmas isolation. By Natasha Frost Good morning. We’re covering Britain’s sudden isolation, neo-Nazis on police forces in Germany and China’s shifting attitudes toward mental health. Britain’s sudden coronavirus isolation In a chilling preview of the worst kind…

Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban. Sydney CBD surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 F)…

Australian PM Morrison's approval rating rises, poll shows

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo TSYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott…