Payments group Worldpay
said on Wednesday it was expanding its business in Australia and
New Zealand, a new heavyweight disruptor vying for the business
of the established payment networks and banks servicing most
Sam Bookman writes that in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre, we should be careful about drawing too many close parallels between New Zealand and the Unites States -- the two countries are very different, politically and culturally.
Americans rarely pay much attention to New Zealand. That changed over a week ago, following the alleged white supremacist attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Within days, American media outlets were searching for lessons that could be drawn from these horrific events, with a particular emphasis on how the two countries have responded to mass shootings.
Scientists have discovered a new species of pig-footed bandicoot — an extinct Australian marsupial that looks like a kangaroo, an opossum and a deer got a bit too friendly at the local watering hole — and it's about as strange as you'd hope.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted that foreign lobbyists won't influence his country's gun laws, after an investigative report alleged the country's far-right One Nation party had sought donations and guidance from the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).
Australia's nationalist One Nation party allegedly sought millions of dollars from the U.S. gun lobby and discussed weakening the country's strict gun control laws with the U.S. National Rifle Association, Al Jazeera reported.
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