France accuses Australia of lying about the AUKUS agreement, the kick-off of COP26 and the advocacy for the vaccine of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – .

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France accuses Australia of lying about the AUKUS agreement, the kick-off of COP26 and the advocacy for the vaccine of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – .


G’day, g’day (and a pinch and a punch for the first day of the month).

It is Monday November 1 – let’s get into it.

First of all, one thing you should know – France is (still) not happy

I think it would be fair to say that we are not on the Christmas card list this year.

On the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, the French president Emmanuel Macron accused Scott Morrison of lying about a $ 90 billion submarine contract which was canceled six weeks ago (you can read more about that here).

When asked if he thought Mr Morrison had lied to him about Australia’s intentions, Mr. Macron did not mince his words.

“I don’t think so, I know,” he said.

“The AUKUS deal was very bad news for France – but not just for France, because I think it is very bad news for Australia’s credibility, and very bad news for the confidence that the great partners can have with Australians.

“I think this is damaging the reputation of your country and your prime minister. “

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Something you will hear about today – the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26)

Leaders from around the world will come together to showcase their countries’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight against climate change.

Countries like Australia, which have so far not lifted their 2030 goals, have been the subject of sustained criticism this year.

But the leaders of three of the world’s biggest climate polluters – China, Russia and Brazil – are not supposed to attend.

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Let’s get up to speed:

  • A 24-year-old man dressed in Batman’s Joker costume attacked passengers on a Tokyo train line, injuring 17 people as many revelers marched downtown for Halloween gatherings
  • collingwood footballer Jordan De Goey was released from New York City custody after he and a friend were charged with an incident at a nightclub
  • First responders rush to rescue nine remaining Brazilian firefighters trapped in a cave after her roof collapsed while they were training inside
  • And fully vaccinated Australians can travel abroad from today without exemption and those from other countries can finally return home

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  • Sudanese security forces have killed three protesters in mass rallies against coup, medics say, despite warnings from world powers urging military to exercise restraint
  • Prince harry and Meghan Markle called on G20 leaders meeting this week to honor their pledges to send COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries
  • And Jay-Z, les Foo Fighters, Carole King, Tina Turner, The Go-Gos and Todd Rundgren are among those inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the weekend

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Before you leave…

It appears that even spiders are afraid of spiders.

Daniela Roessler, a behavioral ecologist and evolutionist at the University of Konstanz in Germany, set out to determine whether jumping spiders could identify other predators, even if they had never met before.

Spoiler alert: they sure can.

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