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Australia imposes sanctions on Russia

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has fronted the media on Wednesday discussing Australia’s response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

Australia will impose financial sanctions on Russia in response to the Kremlin’s growing aggression against neighbouring Ukraine.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announcing his nation stands with Kyiv and will not stand for the growing threat of an invasion.

Morrison revealed a range of new sanctions against Moscow, mostly financial sanctions.

Australia to target Russian banks and eight individuals with financial sanctions with the PM stating that “those that are financing and profiting an autocratic and authoritative regime should have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.”

“This is only the start”

Morrison stated those that support Russia’s aggressive behaviour will be targeted, and revealed that the county’s top security agency ASIO is monitoring every move.

“Russia is behaving like thugs and bullies”

China was soon brought into the conversation at the press conference, to which the Prime Minister revealed he was somewhat pleased with Beijing’s improved response to the crisis in Ukraine.

“Ukraine is in the firing line of Russian guns, tanks & missiles”

Morrison was hopeful that the Chinese government would “join” other nations around the world in denouncing actions by Russia.

US President Joe Biden has described the ongoing situation around Ukraine as “the beginning of a Russian invasion” but he says there is still time for diplomacy.

Biden says America will sanction Russian oligarchs in retaliation for the country’s action against Ukraine, while also warning of further measures if a full-scale war does break out.

According to the president, the sanctions on Russia will be “far beyond” anything ever imposed in the past.

When Putin made his address, he called Ukraine a US colony with a “puppet regime” and now Biden has an unmistakable message to send back.

Biden says this is “the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine” as he announced harsh new sanctions to punish Moscow.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?

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The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

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How a ransomware attack would disrupt the food supply chain

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Massive financial gains continue to be one of the top motivating factors behind cyberattacks.

The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) has been tracking ransomware incidents and trends since 2021.

Despite government and law enforcement efforts to take down malicious infrastructure, new ransomware strains continue to emerge.

The company just released its analysis of the 2023 ransomware landscape report and insights for 2024.

Jonathan Braley, Director of the Food and Ag-ISAC joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ransomware #ransomwareattacks #foodsupplychain

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Curious times for AI & investing as stark reality becomes clear

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Both private funding for startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions within the sector have decreased, reflecting a shift in investor sentiment.

While some AI ventures continue to attract significant investments, experts attribute the overall downturn to challenges in scaling AI technologies and a more cautious investment climate.

Generative AI stands out as a bright spot, experiencing exponential growth in funding despite lingering skepticism among corporate executives.

Amidst this market correction, some view the shift as necessary for a more sustainable investment landscape, predicting stable growth in the coming years.

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