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China insists Tonga loans come with ‘no political strings attached’ | Tonga

China’s ambassador to Tonga has denied engaging in “debt trap” diplomacy in the Pacific, saying in his first press conference in two years that if the heavily indebted country cannot repay its loans, “we can talk and negotiate in a friendly, diplomatic manner” . Cao Xiaolin told Tuesday’s gathering in Nuku’alofa – a rare opportunity …

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Shares, property, bonds, cryptocurrencies face major falls, Australian Office of Financial Management CEO warns

A senior public servant has warned of the potential for significant falls on asset markets in the months ahead. Key points: Rob Nicholl says low interest rates and money-printing programs have boosted asset prices over the past decade He says their end will lead to “significant” falls in the value of shares, property, bonds and …

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Travis Barker shares disturbing tweet as he is rushed to hospital with wife Kourtney Kardashian by his side

US drummer Travis Barker was seen lying on a stretcher outside a Los Angeles hospital with his wife Kourtney Kardashian by his side – just hours after sharing a disturbing tweet to his fans. Travis Barker, 42, has been rushed to hospital in an ambulance after sending a disturbing tweet to his fans. The Blink-182 …

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UK passenger roasted over ‘insensitive’ airport line skipping hack

A traveler has been lambasted online after a stunt to skip airport chaos and bypass waiting hours in line went viral on social media. A British traveler is being lambasted online after pretending to be injured so he could skip more than two hours’ worth of lines at an airport in Turkey. “Faked hurting my …

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Russos To Shoot “Electric State” This Fall

Marvel “Avengers: Endgame” directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s apocalyptic alt-history sci-fi feature “The Electric State” is reportedly nearing production. Speaking with Collider during early press for their Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans-led thriller “The Gray Man,” Joe Russo confirmed they start shooting the project in October in Atlanta. Based on Simon …

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Paul Cully: The key All Blacks selection issues for first Ireland test

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks will reveal their first team of the year on Thursday. Coach Ian Foster, who is currently in isolation after testing positive to Covid-19, has some big calls to make for the first test of the series against Ireland. Here are some of the main talking points. READ MORE:* Stephen Perofeta extends …

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