Leaders reflect on Australians pulling together through a tough year

Older Australians and aged care workers have received a special mention from Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Christmas. In his traditional video message, Mr Morrison says it has been a terribly hard year for Australians in aged care facilities in particular, with "the loss of hugs and kisses" and limits on visitors. Political leaders have released their Christmas messages.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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House leaders urge Democrats not to join team Biden to maintain majority

Confronted with a shrunken majority, House leaders are discouraging fellow Democrats from taking jobs with the incoming Biden administration — out of concern that Republicans could take back the chamber in the 2022 mid-term elections, sources told The Post on Sunday. Insiders variously accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) of urging Dems to stay

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Leaders of Greek far-right Golden Dawn party jailed over hate crimes

Several politicians associated with the Greek far-right party Golden Dawn have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences after they were found guilty for running a criminal enterprise blamed for hate crimes. Golden Dawn, once Greece‘s third largest political party, entered parliament in 2012, using anti-immigration sentiment and opposition to austerity measures. A criminal investigation into Golden Dawn began after the

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Muslim leaders condemn last-minute lockdown announcement

Muslim leaders condemn last-minute lockdown announcement on eve of Eid as an ‘abuse of power’ – while Tory MP blames BAME community for causing coronavirus spike and ‘not taking social distancing seriously enough’ Lockdown started at midnight for all of Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire Residents banned from meeting people they don’t live with in homes

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Theresa May wades into leadership race by pressuring Boris Johnson over chaotic Brexit plan – The Sun

THERESA MAY waded into the Tory leadership race yesterday by piling pressure onto Boris Johnson over his chaotic Brexit plan. Challenged in the Commons, the PM said the government was clear there could be no “implementation period” maintaining the status-quo with the EU after a No Deal Brexit. She said: “If we leave without a deal, there is no withdrawal

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PM to host 15 world leaders for D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations in Portsmouth – The Sun

THERESA May will host 15 world leaders for D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth as she vows “never to forget” those who fell on the Normandy beaches 75 years ago. The PM will be joined by the leaders of every country that fought alongside the UK in the Battle of Normandy alongside the Queen, Prince Charles, members of the Armed Forces and

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