Debate sparks over China's interest in Australian election


by The Independent

The Independent— An Australian debate heated up Thursday when the defense minister said there was evidence the Chinese Communist Party wanted Australia’s government to change at the May 21 election because a center-left Labor Party administration would attempt to appease Beijing

the Guardian—Mark Riley wants Seven’s election debate to be better than Nine’s Sunday night ‘spectacle’. Seven moderator Mark Riley vows to use ‘whip’ on Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese if needed to achieve ‘engagement and real debate’Guardian Australia’s full federal election coverageGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesSeven News political editor Mark Riley says he’ll use “a chair and a whip” to control Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in the third and final leaders’ debate and avoid a repeat of Sunday night’s...

The Independent—Woman sparks a debate after signing partner’s permission slip for a boy’s night out: ‘He took the extra mile’. ‘That’s actually so cute’

New York Post—Biden’s new press secretary sparks conflict-of-interest concerns over relationship with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux. Karine Jean-Pierre — who next Friday will be both the first black and first openly gay person to hold the key White House post — lives with the network's national correspondent in Washington, D.C., with their 7-year-old daughter.