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Andrew Beatty
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 21 - 1:50am
Australia accuses China of undermining world trade https://t.co/VNmwxLjGVo

Andrew Beatty
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 21 - 1:47am
This is terrible news. Even less accountability for China's leaders and even more difficult for people to understand one of the world's most important countries. https://t.co/nKWNsgE6mQ

Andrew Beatty
10 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 11:57pm
Malaysian trans woman, charged for wearing female clothing, tells @AFP she’s now safe in Australia https://t.co/WKQ9Zucayy

Andrew Beatty
14 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 8:31pm
RT @jacindaardern: Are people really discussing Boris Johnson as possible candidate for PM? When I lived in London he was known as the gaffe man!

Andrew Beatty
14 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 8:04pm
@evanperez https://t.co/WF8O1lOV45

Andrew Beatty
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 6:43pm
Well this sucks. https://t.co/QylCTPOkCY

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 4:08am
Australian-based Rio Tinto has said it will cut carbon emissions from operations and energy consumption 50% by 2030 -- far outpacing the Australian govt's own target.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 2:09am
@bhakthi Grated carrot and cheese sandwiches. Salade de carottes râpées. Carrot cake.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:18am
RT @AFP: The world's nations are currently planning to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the United Nations says https://t.co/YTuiEZQU9S https://t.co/T9v4MzAnZ8


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Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:04am
@AMartinezNYT @austinramzy Don't know what you mean.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 11:56pm
@AMartinezNYT @austinramzy Academi... no wait, Blackwater already took that.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:55pm
Would love to know what @mcgregorrichard @ryanl_hass @ChuBailiang and others think of it.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:47pm
Fascinating essay on Chinese strategist and Xi 'éminence grise' Wang Huning and his views of the West. https://t.co/XukDNJsdGa

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 9:59pm
Great reporting, and quite surprising (for me) reference to crystal meth use rather than opium. https://t.co/Iw08eYFK2x

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 9:55pm
RT @HerveLemahieu: Treating 1.6 million migrants already onshore on short-term visas with more respect would also help. Unlike citizens, if these tax-paying residents leave Australia they forego the right of return. Many are voting with their feet. More people left Australia than arrived in 2020/1. https://t.co/1uKwmBAbgb

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 8:25pm
RT @pakhead: The BBC knows of eleven detainees in Miskitos who were re-arrested on different charges after being released in Min Aung Hlaing’s amnesty. Hearing of others also facing the same after release. Pretty clear this mass release by the military is a tactic, not a change of direction.

Andrew Beatty
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 6:28pm
RT @Rkrahenbuhl: “A Brazilian congressional panel is set to recommend mass homicide charges against President Bolsonaro, asserting that he intentionally let the coronavirus kill hundreds of thousands in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity.”— ⁦@nytimeshttps://t.co/kL6dcjg4IA

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 12:56am
@glcarlstrom actual lol

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 12:51am
New Zealand has reported a record number of daily Covid-19 infections... 94. https://t.co/kik5e7t7lp

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 9:56pm
RT @RepDeanPhillips: America needs more leaders with the principles and statesmanship of Colin Powell. https://t.co/Hlx4xLirCR


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 9:25pm
RT @AFP: #BREAKING North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South's military https://t.co/ZAZqKm9Sug


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 8:49pm
The Great Resignation is real. https://t.co/HfSPpB2tZI

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 7:37pm
"We turn to the Internet for answers. We want to connect, or understand, or simply appreciate something—even if it’s only Joe Rogan" https://t.co/JnSp7QZnux

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 6:09pm
Facebook now actively trying to discredit journalists and their work. https://t.co/uN3epbY8N9

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 6:02pm
RT @AFPphoto: Activists unfurl Tibet flag at Beijing Olympics flame ceremony #AFP https://t.co/hUS8BjUEKg 📸 @ArisMessinis #AFP https://t.co/OnsgiS5hqs


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 5:15pm
RT @AFP: #BREAKING US envoy on Afghanistan Khalilzad quits: Blinken https://t.co/ORals7yApv


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 5:09pm
@cbdc123 Could never happen.

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 4:41pm
RT @meredith_bohen: eye twitch https://t.co/kvgGG27V29

Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 4:29pm
RT @campuscodi: A hacker has gained access and stolen a government ID database holding the personal information of Argentina’s entire population https://t.co/nkedMMqmv3 https://t.co/X4bfEBLUB1


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Andrew Beatty
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 4:22pm
RT @evangershkovich: Exclusive interview by @AFP with the Belarusian whistleblower who leaked Russian jail abuse videos. Sergei Savelyev has escaped to France and is seeking asylum. “What else can you do once you know?” https://t.co/KaJY8TUWIc

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 9:00am
There is a very obvious historic parallel here, and it inevitably leads to critics panning Indiana Jones VI for being too similar to Indiana Jones I. https://t.co/aGNr2MQFFb

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 6:48am
@JackNorton8064 Same!

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 3:31am
Amazingly, this is not the first time Ted Cruz has annoyed Australians -- in 2016 he was pilloried for lying about violent crime rates going up after Australia passed comprehensive gun ownership laws (they didn't). https://t.co/zoOWdmZFsz

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 3:01am
@christophevogt Correct!

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 3:01am
First trip to a pub in four months. Am I... a) Calm, being surprisingly grown up about it b) At mortal risk of over excitement

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 2:46am
@niccijsmith Yep. By my measure several gills of #@$#@$ here.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 2:38am
Look! Over there! Squirrel! https://t.co/1XEqGV5OoI

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 1:54am
RT @JeromeTaylor: Breaking: Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed over anti-coup protests: junta chief -- @AFP

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 1:46am
Australia is not happy with Ted Cruz. "We don't need your lectures, thanks mate." https://t.co/XXTj58sQL4

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 12:56am
Cc Mates. https://t.co/idGFzGPgvp

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 11:06pm
@PatsKarvelas @MatthewBevan I guess it depends on whether an antigen test is sufficient. If they insist on PCR it could be huge issue for school holidays.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:36pm
@AMartinezNYT That's my intro btw, the release is "Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth yet we are internationally renowned for our water management practices and making every drop count. "

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:34pm
@AMartinezNYT "Australia's national anthem boasts 'Our land abounds in nature's gifts / Of beauty rich and rare'. And of those gifts, none is so vital, or so beautiful as water... "

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:29pm
Inbox: "Celebrating water’s important role in Australia"

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 9:55pm
@najsambul Suspect it's a hangover from attitudes in Europe, where people had large families a couple of generations ago. A time associated with poverty, different role for women + less widespread primary/secondary education. Likely also an anti-catholic element (longer story).

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 9:35pm
@Dimi It's v. interesting that ex-dep NSA claims US doesn't have that capability. They have been in testing since the 60s and by all accounts are almost ready for deployment. Maybe she wasn't around long enough to get read in?

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 7:33pm
RT @AubreyBelford: Attn Pacific Islands journalists! We are launching a big program to promote investigative journalism in the Pacific. We have editorial and reporting jobs available, as well as $ for investigative work and training in investigative techniques More info: https://t.co/WNrEYbCt8B

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 7:13pm
RT @ukgranddesigns: https://t.co/ynwS6LsZdd


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Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 6:14pm
"Who do you blame when you’ve killed the scapegoat?" https://t.co/WPlAL0YDCt

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 5:57pm
@KeohaneDan Yep. It was and most did. A small group of self-interested politicians chose to ignore that.

Andrew Beatty
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 5:50pm
@PaulHandley2 I missed you by an hour I fear. Redbreast is not bad, but I'm the last person to ask. Whiskey is about the only thing I don't drink.

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 5:43pm
@mrneilmorrow @NoHostages00 Ironically a few southern ‘nationalists’ I know hold the most contempt I’ve seen for the north, outside England. They don’t want unification so much as a conquest.

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 5:41pm
@mrneilmorrow @NoHostages00 100%. I think Varadkar was right in they to get southerners to focus on what a monumental change it would be for them. It would be an entirely new state.

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 5:31pm
@mrneilmorrow @NoHostages00 I wonder. This rings true for me and many people I know — but very well could be minority. There is a sense that RoI wealth, GFA, time, Brexit, London incompetence/malign neglect all shifting the debate. But SF et al could yet snatch defeat from victory. https://t.co/D4AwqnbsLe


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Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 5:24pm
@NoHostages00 Probably right on unavoidability and resistance making it more polarising. No doubt to the glee of the usual beneficiaries.

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 5:09pm
Here’s the thing about setting border poll date — NI is very slowly creeping away from single issue politics. Alliance, UUP, SDLP are focusing more on the litany of other problems NI faces. As soon as a date is set, there is no bandwidth for anything else. Back we go. https://t.co/xpe14Y4Uze

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 4:22pm
«La science est déjà tellement complexe, mais si on joue à faire de la politique, on ne pourra jamais trouver l’origine» https://t.co/FlrCetFx6m ht @Ayjchan

Andrew Beatty
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 3:53pm
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Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 8:51am
@JackNorton8064 Don’t want to belabour this, but that explains some not all of the allocation until year end, and it doesn’t necessitate obvious wedging of Vic, WA + Qld on the opening issue now. Damage to federation is non-negligible.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:27pm
@JDH9892 And you can minimalize the 350k figure as three days if you like, but that's a chunk of vics total allocation. Then add to that balance of Pfizer vs AZ (and which of those Australians preferred) I think the picture is fairly clear.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:23pm
@JDH9892 It includes future allocations.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:22pm
@JDH9892 https://t.co/egWKYYSigy

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:18pm
@JDH9892 It's cumulative total (June-Dec) of more than 5m extra doses.

Andrew Beatty
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:15pm
@mjrossano Some of the data is here. It's actually been updated since I last looked https://t.co/egWKYYSigy

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 9:08am
@JackNorton8064 True and Victoria has fewer people. But it also had hundreds of active cases and the trajectory of the outbreak was clear. NSW got almost half a million more Pfizer doses in one month alone.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 11:30pm
@jeanpauljh Incompetence or opportunism- take your pick.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 11:27pm
@AMartinezNYT Pemex is better managed.

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 11:25pm
Quite obvious that the New South Wales premier was announcing something (open borders, tourists returning) that he doesn't have power to announce. #AmatureHour https://t.co/4yWJV63ALK

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 11:06pm
@AMartinezNYT @AFP @tariqpanja Orban

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 11:04pm
@AMartinezNYT @AFP @tariqpanja George Weah!

Andrew Beatty
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 8:47pm
Data shows Australia's conservative government gave party-run NSW preferential access to vaccines, allowing them to open up faster and heaping pressure on opposition-controlled Victoria and Queensland to follow suit. It seems to be working... +/- six months to the election. https://t.co/h0jlccOeLm

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 2:52am
RT @benjaminbland: Philippine foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin told me he thinks that Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing should be excluded from upcoming ASEAN summits. He said if ASEAN relents "we're a bunch of guys who always agree with each other on the worthless things" https://t.co/2GP29bUeFG

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 1:37am
Palau nears 100 percent Covid vaccination https://t.co/6cwBvd4ZsW

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 8:43pm
RT @PearsonElaine: THREAD: Australian IOC official John Coates seems to be reading the Chinese government’s talking points in speaking about "respect for sovereignty" instead of recognizing that all governments have a duty to respect international law. #Olympics #Beijing2022 https://t.co/Y3YDAOZJTI https://t.co/iIe5ZHCElW


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Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 8:24pm
To oldly go... cc @rdcParisAFP https://t.co/O7kwvWHZLu

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 6:53pm
Interesting framing here. The EU ambassador repeatedly brings discussion back to what works for Northern Ireland (which he no longer works for) yet the discussion is constantly framed in Boris Johnson’s terms — an EU climb down, winners a losers, political horse race etc etc. https://t.co/WMQfuZDsI7

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:25am
@timoconnorbl @rugby_ap I seem to remember the All Blacks winning in Dublin when someone was half a step offside + they got another shot at goal. But the weirdest thing is how out of kilter the NZ sports journalism is vs the ethos of the team.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:06am
@ParraV @JakeKurtzer Or rest the dough for longer at room temperature with very little (fresh) yeast. Use super-ripe tomatoes or a good non-acidic tin of them lightly blended with oil and oregano and some fresh mozzarella. All your indigestion troubles will melt away.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 4:58am
Got to fix that NI protocol. https://t.co/7KKSwfcMz4

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 1:12am
RT @markmackinnon: Shocking. There are *one million* fewer people in Russia today compared to a year ago. (COVID, which killed 660,000, gets most but not all of the blame…) https://t.co/mxfctK3CUu

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 10:24pm
RT @AFP: Colombian President Ivan Duque says his government is aware of cases of so-called "Havana Syndrome" at the US Embassy in Bogota, but is leaving the investigation to Washington https://t.co/FevU64ez4i https://t.co/ZEXjOQsCcQ


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Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 4:54pm
It might work to galvanise Tory voters who are angry at being mugged by reality. But there is no surer way to erode support for the Union. Boris Johnson’s govt has been the biggest force driving a united Ireland in decades.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 4:49pm
Northern Ireland has not seen food and fuel shortages the way the rest of the UK has. There js no widespread opposition to the protocol. London seems intent on using NI as a plaything to energise the base and deflect from Brexit catastrophe. Damn the risks, damn consequences. https://t.co/nHCc9lA48D

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 2:52am
BBC's Russia reporter @sarahrainsford expelled and barred for life from country https://t.co/P0cPiuu6tO

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 2:52am
RT @sarahrainsford: The fuller story of how I was expelled from Russia - & what that says about the current crackdown on free speech & the media in a country I’ve called home for many years. Big thanks to ⁦@mattgodtv⁩ for beautiful 🎥 & producer ⁦@BBCWillVernonhttps://t.co/KXWzh4C03M

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 4:20pm
@robwoollard_afp Impressive memory! Mine would have been Randalstown or Dungannon against somebody.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 4:15am
@AlogoAgogo @AFP Alas, I did not. I’ve been a bit slack today.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 2:31am
@AMartinezNYT @AFP That's Bondi, I was surfing at Maroubra.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 2:20am
Rain-sodden Sydney ends coronavirus lockdown after 106 days @AFP https://t.co/0xTpzQVtml

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 2:12am
RT @sikkut: It's elections time again in #eEstonia! Just took me 39 seconds to cast my vote with i-voting, from my hotel armchair. No lines, no need to find a station or be in country at certain date, no insecure mail ballot things. Digital democracy at its best. https://t.co/YNu76DJLcD

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 12:39am
"I'll tell you what mate, it is bloody beautiful just to have a beer right in the middle of the heart of Sydney, at the Circular Quay and have a beer with your mates. I'm over this lockdown"

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 12:39am
32-year-old Garth Diemer and his team of high spirited construction workers who were making the most of a rain day. "We knew the pubs were going to be open about 10:00am cause it's Freedom Day, so I thought I'd take the blokes down for a couple of scooners,"

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 12:33am
@primroseriordan hahaha

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 12:29am
@primroseriordan I feel it needs a real estate and/or cocaine angle.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 12:27am
Aussie gold quote from Sydneysider Peter Morgan on plans for first day without lockdown: "The first thing I'm going to do is see my parents. Actually no, not see my parents. I'm going to go to Lakemba to get a Lebanese mixed plate and then go see my parents."

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 8:43pm
Obviously this has very little to do with coherent health advice and everything to do with having a new premier with very different priorities. And more than a dollop of state capture.

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 8:39pm
One week you can't visit a friend's house, the next 10,000 people can get pissed and watch horse racing together. Not quite sure how that is logical. But there you go... https://t.co/bA2Sn7nyHZ

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 4:11pm
RT @IlvesToomas: This is strictly a commercial project, nothing political in it" -- every German official for 10 years. "The supply crisis would be resolved more quickly if bloc stopped treating Russia as ‘adversary’," -- Russian ambassador. And DE said we were idiots. https://t.co/O7B44jXOQb

Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 10:03pm
RT @missrobinson: https://t.co/uHFITRKu2d


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Andrew Beatty
1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 3:42pm
Czech Republic’s Babiš and Austria’s Kurz seemingly losing power in quick succession today. Both were accused of corruption. Is liberal democracy back in the ascent in Central Europe? Governments in Warsaw, Budapest might be sitting a little less easy today. https://t.co/GfvaGRTyer