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The endorsement of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott for a position on Fox Corporation’s board by Lachlan Murdoch shows he is “doubling down” on the company’s “right-wing crusading”, critics say.
Several Democrats including his own state governor are calling on their fellow party member Robert Menendez to resign after federal authorities charged the New Jersey US senator and his wife with accepting bribes. However, the defiant senator has rejected those claims and is refusing to step down.
It’s almost a year on since explosions damaged the Nord Stream pipelines. AFP has looked at the investigations since the incident on 26 September 2022, which destroyed a key route for Russian gas exports to Europe and further fuelled geopolitical tensions.