US, Australia and Japan urge China to immediately stop military exercises

Beijing announced military exercises virtually all over Taiwan amid the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The heads of the diplomatic departments of the United States, Australia and Japan in a joint statement called on the PRC to stop the exercises “image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/9/42/756597492703429.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi expressed concern about the actions taken by China in connection with the visit to Taiwan of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and called on Beijing to immediately stop military maneuvers. This is stated in the joint statement of the heads of foreign affairs agencies following the talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Cambodia.

“The Secretary of State and ministers reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. <…> [They] expressed concern over China's recent actions, including [its] large-scale military exercises, which are seriously affecting international peace and stability. <…> The Secretary of State and ministers called on the PRC to immediately stop military exercises,— said in the statement.

At the same time, Politico, citing its own sources, reported that representatives of the American military command repeatedly tried to contact their Chinese colleagues amid escalating tensions around Taiwan, but they do not answer calls.

Pelosi's special flight landed in Taiwan on August 2, despite Beijing's objections. After getting off the plane, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives said that the main goal of the American delegation— support for “bright and dynamic” democracy in Taiwan. On August 3, the politician left the country.

China sees Pelosi's visit as a provocation that goes against the principles of the “one China” policy. Before Pelosi's arrival, Washington was warned in Beijing that the visit of the speaker of the lower house of Congress threatened to “undermine relations.”

As a result, on August 4, China began large-scale military exercises that should last until Sunday. Within their framework, live firing will take place in the waters and airspace around almost the entire Taiwan. Airspace and navigation in the exercise areas will be closed.

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Taiwan, ROC)— partially recognized state 100 km from the coast of China. The territory declared its secession in 1949, but China considers it a province. The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but a law passed in 1979 allows Washington to supply weapons there.

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Flooding in Australia

Showers and squally winds have led to a sharp rise in water levels in the rivers of Australia. Several areas of Sydney and surrounding cities were flooded, about 3.5 thousand people were evacuated.

According to the Australian Meteorological Bureau, up to one and a half meters of rain fell in the vicinity of Sydney since July 3. NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrotte said about 32,000 people have been ordered to evacuate due to flooding and rising rivers.

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Australia to ban gold imports from Russia

Sanctions against Russian gold were imposed by the United States, Canada and Japan. The European Union is working on similar restrictive measures, wrote Bloomberg

Australia will ban gold imports from Russia and impose sanctions against 16 Russian ministers, Prime Minister Anthony Albaniz said at a press conference in Kyiv, Reuters reports. The total number of Russians who are under the restrictive measures of Canberra will reach 843.

Visit of the Head of the Australian Government to Ukraine— the first in relations between the two countries, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a press conference. He thanked Australia for “substantial assistance, including defense.” Albaniz announced the transfer of military equipment to Kyiv, including 20 Bushmaster armored personnel carriers. Zelensky asked for the supply of these armored personnel carriers, in April the Australian government agreed to their transfer.

At the end of June, sanctions against Russian gold were imposed by the United States. According to the US Treasury, the decision was made jointly with the UK, Canada and Japan. The ban does not apply to gold mined in Russian deposits, which was exported outside Russia before June 28, 2022, the department explained. Gold is a “major share of exports” that brings Russia “tens of billions of dollars”, and the US and its allies want to cut the income of the Russian authorities, US President Joe Biden explained the decision to impose sanctions.

According to Bloomberg, the European Union is working on sanctions against Russian gold. The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, had previously said that the EU authorities want to assess whether such a measure would harm the economy of the union itself.

The desire to reduce Russia's revenues, including from gold exports, was mentioned in a joint statement of the G7 countries in end of June. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the threat of blocking the export of gold to the West, said that the precious metals market is large and if one of them loses its attractiveness due to illegal actions, there is a “reorientation” to another.

Russia— one of the largest gold exporters in the world. In 2021, Russian enterprises produced 346.4 tons of gold, most of the production (87%) was exported, which brought in $17.4 billion, follows from the data of the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Customs Service.

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Macron said he wants to settle relations with Australia

The French President urged to focus on the future, and not remember the scandal with the submarines. In 2021, Australia decided to abandon the submarines and replace them with American ones. Then a new block was created with the USA and Britain – AUKUS “Macron announced his desire to settle relations with Australia” />

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French President Emmanuel Macron told the new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese that in the dialogue between the two countries, they would like to focus on the future, and not remember the submarine scandal that occurred in the fall of 2021, Reuters reports.

We are talking about a decision Australia, which she announced last October. Then the country broke the contract with France for the construction of 12 submarines, which caused sharp criticism from Paris. In return, Canberra will receive American nuclear submarines.

In connection with these events, journalists asked Macron before the talks with the prime minister if Australia should apologize.

“We will talk about the future, not the past. Premier Albanese is not responsible for what happened in our relations, — said the president.

In the autumn of 2021, Australia announced its decision to withdraw from the contract with the French Naval Group, which was supposed to supply it with 12 submarines worth $66 billion. After that, the country agreed to create an AUKUS partnership in the Indo-Pacific region with the US and UK in the defense sector.

Politico and ABC linked the creation of AUKUS to countries' intention to counter China's military and technological rise and its regional influence, especially in the disputed South China Sea.

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In June of this year, the Australian authorities agreed to pay Naval Group $585.2 million in compensation for breaking the contract for the construction of submarines.

Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking about the decision to create the AUKUS block, said that “to be friends with each other” it's good, but being friends against someone— this is bad” because it undermines regional stability.

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Australia imposes sanctions against Kabaeva and Putin’s relatives

Australia added to the sanctions list Kabaeva, Lvov-Belova and the head of the Russian Ministry of Construction Relatives of Vladimir Putin: Roman, Mikhail and Igor Putin were subject to restrictions. In addition, the Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva, the son of Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Construction, fell under the sanctions

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Australia has expanded restrictive measures against Russia, adding 16 Russians to the sanctions list, according to a document published on the website of the government of the country.

It follows from the document that sanctions were imposed against:

  • the chairman board of directors of the National Media Group holding, Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva;
  • cousin of the Russian president, former vice president of Master Bank; Igor Putin (according to the Australian authorities, director of the Pechenga port);
  • his son Roman Putin (according to the Australian authorities, the head of the board of directors of the MRT group);
  • cousin of the president and deputy chairman of the board of SOGAZ insurance; Mikhail Putin;
  • the head of Gazfond Yuri Shamalov (son of an old friend of the President Nikolai Shamalov);
  • Head of the Ministry of Construction Irek Fayzullin;
  • Head of the Ministry of Transport Vitaly Savelyev;
  • Head of the Ministry of Agriculture, son of Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev Dmitry Patrushev;
  • Children's Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova;
  • Grigory Berezkin, the owner of the ESN group of companies;
  • The owner and president of the Mercury group of companies; Igor Kesaev;
  • Chairman of the Board of Rossiya Bank Mikhail Klishin;
  • Chairman of the Board of Joint-Stock Company “Rosgeologia” Sergei Gorkov;
  • Chairman of the defense concern “RTI Systems” Evgeny Novitsky;
  • co-founder of the Kyiv Ploshchad group of companies Goda Nisanov;
  • co-owner and head of “Vital Development Corporation” Alexandra Plekhova.

Since the end of February, Canberra has repeatedly expanded the sanctions lists against Russia, in particular, the authorities have banned representatives of Russia's top leadership from visiting Australia. The sanctions also affected Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. In early April, Australia approved sanctions against a number of “elites and oligarchs close to Putin.” Then the lists included the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, the head of the National Center for Defense Control of Russia, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev and the Vice Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Babakov.

The Russian Foreign Ministry in mid-April banned the entry of 228 Australian citizens, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his deputy Barnaby Joyce. Then, in mid-June, restrictive measures were expanded— 121 more Australian citizens were added to the lists, for whom entry to Russia was closed on an indefinite basis. The Russian department then explained that they included in the list of heads of “power structures, businessmen, experts and journalists who form the Russophobic agenda.”

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Australia added Kabaev, Lvov-Belov and three ministers to the sanctions list

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Today, the Australian Department of the Interior announced the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. This time, personal restrictions were imposed on three ministers of the government of the Russian Federation, the Commissioner for Children's Rights Maria Lvova-Belova and 12 other Russian citizens, including Alina Kabaeva.

Among other things, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation fell under the sanctions Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities Irek Fayzullin and Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev.

In addition, businessman Igor Putin, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sogaz Insurance Company Mikhail Putin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the holding National Media Group Alina Kabaeva and Roman Putin. According to the authorities of the country, all these citizens are allegedly relatives of the President of the Russian Federation.

It is specified that at the moment Australia has imposed sanctions against 828 Russian and Belarusian citizens.

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Australia to pay France more than $580 million to cancel submarine contract

The contract for the construction of 12 submarines worth $66 billion with Naval Group was canceled at the initiative of Australia after the announcement of the creation of the defense alliance AUKUS. Canberra announced its decision to build a submarine fleet with the US and Britain “Australia will pay France more than $580 million to break the contract for submarines” />

The Australian government will pay the French shipbuilder Naval Group $585.2 million as compensation for breaking the contract for the construction of submarines, concluded by Canberra in 2016 . This was announced by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, reports ABC.

According to the head of government, a final agreement has been reached between the Australian authorities and the French defense company Naval Group on compensation for the unilateral termination of the contract, which Canberra announced in September 2021. “The Australian Government will pay A$830m ($585.2m) in fair settlement of <…> Now we can restore [Australian-French] relations that will no longer be marred by, — Albanese said.

The prime minister also said that French President Emmanuel Macron took an active part in resolving the conflict and, after the decision on compensation, invited the Australian leader to pay an official visit to his country. “I believe that a face-to-face meeting between me and President Macron in France is absolutely necessary to reset this relationship, which is important for the national interests of Australia,” added prime.

Last September, the US, UK and Australia agreed on a new defense and security partnership, AUKUS (short for three countries), designed to counter China in the Indo-Pacific region. As a result, Australia canceled a $66 billion contract concluded with France in 2016 for the construction of 12 submarines. In return, she will receive American nuclear submarines.

France criticized the actions of the allies. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called Australia's decision a “stab in the back” and accused of “faithful trust.” Paris then withdrew its ambassadors from the US and Australia for consultations. Naval Group, after the news of Australia's decision to build nuclear submarines with the help of the UK and the US, announced “serious disappointment”.

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The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on the actions of Australia, reminded France of how she herself in 2015 broke the contract with Russia for the supply of Mistral helicopter carrier ships. “Rupture of contracts for France seems to be a common thing. In 2015, Paris canceled a deal with Russia for two Mistral aircraft carriers. Or are only the knives that you feel in your back bad? — Zakharova asked.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, in turn, warned about the intensification of the arms race. Beijing has accused the US and Britain of nuclear proliferation.

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Australia imposed sanctions against Gazprom, Transneft and Russian Railways

In total, 13 legal entities were under restrictions. The Australian authorities have already included Russians and companies in the sanctions list several times

Australian authorities have included 13 Russian legal entities in the sanctions list, follows from a document published on the government website.

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  • KamAZ,
  • Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port,
  • Roselectronics,
  • United Shipbuilding Corporation,
  • Sevmash,
  • ALROSA,
  • Sovcomflot,
  • Russian Railways,
  • Gazprom,
  • Gazprom Neft,
  • Transneft,
  • Rostelecom,
  • RusHydro,
  • "Sogaz".

Australia has already introduced restrictions against Russians and companies several times. Thus, the authorities banned President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and others from entering the country.

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The National Wealth Fund of Russia and the Ministry of Finance, as well as Sberbank, Gazprombank, VEB.RF, VTB, Rosselkhozbank, Sovcombank, Novikombank, Alfa-Bank and Moscow Credit Bank were subjected to restrictive measures.

In addition, businessmen were under sanctions Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Vekselberg, Roman Abramovich, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom Alexey Miller, General Director of Rostec Sergey Chemezov and others. The restrictions affected the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov. They are denied entry and their assets in the country will be frozen.

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In addition, the country banned the export of wines, works of art, tobacco products, truffles, thoroughbred horses, pearls, caviar to Russia. The ban was imposed on the export of household appliances, furs, carpets, tapestries, eau de toilette and cosmetics, watches, handbags over $500, as well as motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles over $7.5 thousand.

In response to &laquo ;unfriendly» action, the Russian Foreign Ministry banned the entry of 228 Australians, including the country's leadership. The restrictions affected, in particular, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Interior Minister Karen Andrews, Treasury Secretary Saima Birmingham, Defense Secretary Peter Dutton, Foreign Secretary Maryse Payne. The Australian government is “ready to support any action aimed at containing Russia,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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US, UK and Australia agree to work on hypersonic weapons

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Australia, US and UK will start working together on hypersonic weapons as part of the AUKUS defense partnership, leaders said in a trilateral statement , published on the website of the British government.

The statement also says that the parties will work to develop means to counter hypersonic weapons and electronic warfare. In addition, Washington, London and Canberra will increase efforts to share information and cooperate in the field of defense innovation.

“These measures are planned as an addition to our efforts to deepen cooperation in cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies and additional capabilities in the field of underwater vehicles,” — says in the statement. Countries also pledged to engage allies and partners in this work in the future.

The members of AUKUS reaffirmed their commitment to a “free and open Indo-Pacific region”.

The fact that US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce the joint development of hypersonic weapons earlier on Tuesday was reported by the Financial Times. The newspaper wrote that the countries intend to counter the growing influence of China in the Indo-Pacific region.

The United States has previously expressed concern about China's development and launch of its hypersonic weapons. In the fall, the Financial Times wrote that the development of Beijing is based on technologies unknown to the United States. The newspaper claimed that the Chinese aircraft was able to achieve speeds of five times the speed of light, and at the same time launch, which had not previously been possible by any country. Experts argued that China managed to advance much further than the Pentagon in the development of hypersonic weapons.

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AUKUS was created in September 2021. Australia, within the framework of the alliance, has planned to build its own nuclear submarine fleet, while the submarines will carry conventional weapons, not nuclear ones.

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Australia to ban exports of wine, pearls, caviar and horses to Russia

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Australia will ban the export to Russia directly or indirectly of a number of “luxury items” as part of an additional package of sanctions, the list includes wines, works of art, tobacco products, truffles, thoroughbred horses, pearls, caviar with substitutes and crustaceans, according to the website of the government of the country.

In addition, personal consumer electronics, furs, carpets, tapestries, eau de toilette and cosmetics, watches, handbags, the price of which exceeds $500 apiece, will be banned. It will also be prohibited to export motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles (in whole and in parts) to Russia, together with spare parts for them, whose value exceeds $7.5 thousand per piece.

The corresponding decision will enter into force on Thursday, 7 April.

“The important thing is that the international community is doing everything possible to hold Russia accountable,” — said Foreign Minister Maris Payne, reports the publication West Australian. The minister added that last week the Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to announce Canberra's intention to continue “the expulsion of diplomats at the highest level.”

By the end of March, Australia banned the supply of bauxite, aluminum ore and alumina to Russia. The Australian Foreign Ministry explained then that the purpose of this restrictive measure was to limit Russia's ability to produce aluminum, which occupies one of the main positions in Russian exports, and alumina from Australia provides 20% of the country's needs. The largest aluminum producer in Russia Rusal then warned that the sanctions created business risks. The second largest alumina asset of the company is the Nikolaev Alumina Refinery located in Ukraine; Canberra canceled the most favored nation treatment for Moscow and introduced an additional duty on imported goods in the amount of 35%. The restriction will come into force on April 25.

From April 5, Japan will also limit the export of luxury goods to Russia, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Koichi Hagiuda warned about this at the end of March. “The government has decided to impose a ban on the export of luxury goods to Russia, including premium cars, precious stones, and jewelry,” — he said. In early April, Hagiuda called strengthening sanctions against Russia the only possible option.

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Impact of flooding in Australia

Heavy rain hit the east coast of Australia. In the south-east of Queensland, heavy rains have been falling for several days, the water level in the Brisbane River has exceeded three meters. More than a thousand people are in evacuation centers. Floods in the Australian state of Queensland have killed at least 8 people. In the state of New South Wales, the evacuation of residents of the city of Lismore continues.

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Australia bans Putin, Shoigu and Lavrov from entering the country

The Russian president and members of the Security Council fell under the sanctions. They were banned from entering Australia and imposed financial restrictions

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Australia imposes sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials of the country because of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. This was announced by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The restrictions included Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev. All of them are members of the country's Security Council and took part in its open meeting on the recognition of the independence of the LNR and the DNR.

Measures include a ban on entry into Australia and targeted financial sanctions.

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“Australia will continue to work with allies and like-minded countries to impose additional economic sanctions against Russia,” Morrison promised. Now, he recalled, more than 350 Russians are under restrictions, including oligarchs, deputies and the military. In addition, Canberra introduced measures against 13 Belarusian individuals and legal entities, including Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.

Morrison added that Australia supports the measures announced by the European Union and the United States, including restrictions against the Russian Central Bank and the disconnection of a number of financial institutions from SWIFT. Earlier, he promised that the country would supply Ukraine with lethal weapons through NATO partners.

On February 23, after Russia recognized the independence of the DPR and LPR, the Australian authorities announced the expansion of existing sanctions, “which relate to Crimea and Sevastopol”: now they will extend “to the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk”.

After Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, calling it “denazification” as a goal, and “demilitarization”, many states have imposed sanctions against the financial, energy, transport and other sectors, as well as restrictions against Russian individuals. Measures against Putin and members of the Security Council were announced by the United States, the EU and Great Britain, and Japan also announced them.

On February 27, Putin said that representatives of NATO countries “allow aggressive statements against our country.” He ordered to bring the Russian deterrence forces into a special mode of combat duty — they also include strategic nuclear forces.

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Australia to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons through NATO partners

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Australia will send lethal weapons to Ukraine, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

“We are already providing significant assistance in the form of non-lethal weapons, but I just spoke with the Secretary of Defense and we will try to provide any possible support in the field of lethal weapons through our NATO partners, in particular the US and UK,” said the head of government. He explained that he would use these channels because it was “the most effective way.”

Morrison stressed that Canberra would continue to “support what is right when it comes to Ukraine.” The Prime Minister also promised to step up humanitarian aid to the country.

After the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, several countries announced the supply of weapons to Kiev.

The German authorities decided to send 1,000 anti-tank missiles and 500 Stingers to Ukraine. to defend against Russian troops. At the same time, before the start of hostilities, Berlin opposed the supply of weapons to Kiev.

On February 26, France announced the decision to supply Ukraine with additional military equipment.

February 24, Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine with the purpose of “demilitarization and denazification”, there is no talk of occupying the country, the authorities say. The Ministry of Defense emphasizes that they strike only at military facilities, nothing threatens the civilian population.

Kyiv considered Moscow's actions to be the outbreak of war and severed diplomatic relations with it. Martial law is in effect in Ukraine, general mobilization has been declared.

Western countries have condemned the military operation. The US, EU and UK have imposed sanctions against Russia.

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‘Act of deterrence’: Australia accuses China of using laser against spy plane

Canberra called the actions of Chinese sailors a manifestation of “aggression”

A new reason for further deterioration of the already difficult relations has appeared between China and Australia. The Australian Prime Minister has denounced the Chinese Navy for Chinese sailors aiming a laser at an Australian spy plane.

Australia approves Paxlovid and Lagevrio for COVID-19

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The Therapeutic Goods Authority of Australia (TGA) has approved the use of Paxlovid by Pfizer and Lagevrio by Merck Sharp & Dohme for the treatment of COVID-19 in adults, reports TASS.

“None of the approved drugs is intended to be used as a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19,” — clarified the regulator.

The TGA also added that both drugs should be started as soon as possible after confirmation of the diagnosis.

Paxlovid is designed both for the prevention of coronavirus infection and for the treatment of patients with high and medium risk of a severe course of the disease.

Recall that the first domestic direct-acting injection drug for the treatment of COVID-19 “Areplivir” was recently registered in Russia. Also, the head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Murashko told about the development of a domestic drug that allows interrupting the development of COVID-19 at the initial stage.

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“Stab in the back”: how the treaty against China quarreled Australia with France

The AUKUS alliance, which was created by the UK, Australia and the United States, is aimed at China, political analysts say. But France was the first to be indignant: because of the new contract, it lost a contract for € 56 billion. Why this happened – in the RBC video

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First death of omicron patient recorded in Australia

Plot The spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”

The NSW Department of Health announced that Australia's first death from the new omicron coronavirus strain recorded in the city of Sydney, RIA Novosti reports.

It is reported that an 80-year-old man died from the effects of infection. He was previously vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, “ but he had concomitant health problems. ''

A man is known to have contracted the coronavirus in a nursing home.

Previously, omicron- the coronavirus strain has become dominant in the United States. Over the past week & nbsp; 73.2% of all new & nbsp; COVID-19 cases in the country & nbsp; was & nbsp; & nbsp; omicron.

According to official data as of December 21, 41 cases of infection with the & nbsp; variant were registered in Russia. omicron. Earlier, the Ministry of Health & nbsp; stated that no other cases of the disease in the territory of the Russian Federation caused by the “ omicron '' were detected.

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Migration of red crabs in Australia

A massive migration of red crabs has begun in Australia. On Christmas Island, about 50 million endemic red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) move from the jungle to the ocean to breed.

Christmas Island is located 1,600 kilometers northwest of mainland Australia in the Indian Ocean. During the migration period, tens of millions of crabs move both through forests and along highways. For their safety, temporary bridges have been built, and some routes are completely blocked to allow crabs to pass. Migration of crabs begins during the rainy season, usually in October or November. Crabs need about 18 days to reach the shore.

The beginning of the migration is determined by the phase of the moon. Red crabs always appear before dawn during receding tide in the last quarter of the moon © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

Red crabs are a type of earth crabs with a rich natural orange-red color, found only on Christmas Island © Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Often the path of crabs also passes through residential areas. © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

Because of crabs, roads are blocked, and dozens of volunteers are watching their safe movement © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

© Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Australians treat crustaceans with care and even build special bridges for them across roads © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

This year crabs are expected to reach the coast by the end of November © Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Male crabs go ahead and reach the ocean coast first © Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

There, red crabs spawn, after which the males return to the jungle, and the females remain on the coast for several more weeks. © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

The beginning of the migration is determined by the phase of the moon. Red crabs always appear before dawn during receding tide in the last quarter of the moon © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

Red crabs are a type of earth crabs with a rich natural orange-red color, found only on Christmas Island © Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Often the path of crabs also passes through residential areas © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

Because of crabs, roads are blocked, and dozens of volunteers are watching their safe movement © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

© Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Australians treat crustaceans with care and even build special bridges for them across roads © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

This year crabs are expected to reach the coast by the end of November © Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Male crabs go ahead and reach the ocean coast first © Screenshot Youtube/Parks Australia

Red crabs spawn there, after which the males return to the jungle, while the females remain on the coast for several weeks © Reuters/Parks Australia via REUTERS

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Bob Marley and The Wailers ‘Jammin’ Certified Platinum In The UK

Bob Marley’s music is selling more than ever some four decades after his death.

The undeniable influence that the music icon has on the reggae community remains unprecedented. The 1977 release by Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Jammin,” has been certified platinum in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry. The record was bestowed with the honor because it has now sold over 600,000 units.

The official announcement was made last Friday, September 17, marking Bob Marley‘s fourth single to be certified platinum by the BPI. The track was on one of his timeless works, the Exodus album. It also appears on the compilation album, Legend. The song came out a year after Marley was shot by unknown gunmen who had broken into his home. It contains the famous line, “No bullet can stop us now.”

“Jammin’” peaked at number nine on the UK Official Top 100 Singles chart and reached number 99 in Australia.

In 1987, the track was re-released and made it onto the Dutch Top 100 in the Netherlands. It was reimagined in 2000, as American rapper MC Lyte, who appeared on the Stephen Marley-produced gold-selling album Chant Down Babylon, gave it a remix. That new version of Jammin’ reached number 42 in the United Kingdom in 2000.

Three Little Birds” was also certified platinum in August 2018, “Is This Love?” in May 2020, and “Could You Be Loved” in May 2020.

The iconic reggae legend now has nine gold albums, a double-platinum album, and a multi-platinum-selling album. Even with the amount of success that Marley’s music has enjoyed in the UK, his music has never earned a gold or platinum certification in the US.

Rita Marley performed the song during the tribute concert “Marley Magic: Live In Central Park At Summerstage.” Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers have also performed the song during their concerts. Their live version of “Jammin” appears on the concert CD/DVDs Live Vol. 1 and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers Live.

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Caparezza – El Sendero Lyrics (feat. Mishel Domenssain)

[Testo di "El Sendero" ft. Mishel Domenssain"]

[Ritornello: Mishel Domenssain]
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Camina (Camina)

[Strofa 1: Caparezza]
Faccio un passo nella selva
Senza briglie e senza sella
Vado incontro alla mia libertà
Già da come marcio sembra Selma
Alle spalle la mia guerra
Io la stella della Senna
Tu che invidi la mia vita
Io che penso: "Sa di un cazzo, sembra seitan"
Sì, suono
Non ho mai scalato una montagna a mani nude, free solo
Non ho mai nuotato tra i piranha lungo il fiume
Mi muovo
Non ho mai viaggiato sull'Apollo 13
Sento dire solo: "Pollo, credici"
Non ho fremiti
Non ho mai lasciato la Nigeria
Con i miei risparmi chiusi dentro il palmo
Non ho mai sfidato la miseria
Nei deserti caldi chiuso dentro un camion
Vivo le mie storie, magari
Chiuso in casa come Salgari
Chino sui libri e sui manuali
Miki, sei Lazzaro, dai, alzati e
[Ritornello: Mishel Domenssain]
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Camina

[Strofa 2: Caparezza]
Cammina mio nonno nel fango vent'anni col mitra vicino
Cammina costretto a schivare il nemico, sì, mica il vicino
Arriva in Australia e lavora per una fondina di cibo

Qua l'unica strada che insegna qualcosa è la figlia di Gino
Cammina mio padre, che ha perso suo padre
E vaga da solo, ed è solo un ragazzo
Che impara a indossare
Le scarpe da uomo
E cammina lungo un sentiero di sogni infranti
Guarda dritto, tira avanti
Chi ha paura perde tempo
Guarda, cito Indira Gandhi
Arte mi devi guidare, fa' uno sforzo
Di' alla natura di vegliare il mio percorso
Dalla borsa tiro fuori un grande corno
Per soffiare via il mio panico dal corpo
Col coraggio in tasca la mia vita passa
Camminando e basta, lascio la mia traccia
Capirà soltanto chi vedrà dall'alto
Tipo ragno a Nazca
[Ritornello: Mishel Domenssain]
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Camina

[Bridge: Caparezza, Mishel Domenssain]
Faccio un passo nella selva
Guerrero, camina
Senza briglie e senza sella
Vado incontro alla mia libertà
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Michi, sei Lazzaro, dai, alzati e
Camina
Faccio un passo nella selva
Guerrero, camina
Senza briglie e senza sella
Vado incontro alla mia libertà
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria
Michi, sei Lazzaro, dai, alzati e
Camina
[Outro: Mishel Domenssain]
Camina, guerrero, camina
Por el sendero del dolor
Y la alegria

Tijuana Cartel – Over And Over

Tijuana Cartel

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If you like LCD Soundsystem then I’ve got a treat for you.

Out of the nether-regions of the southern part of the Planet we call Earth come Tijuana Cartel. No, they’re not in Mexico. They’re down under, in Australia.

From what I gather, “Over And Over” was actually written with the intention of working really well in a live setting. And I can totally see that being the case: I’d probably boogy to this song if I could actually attend a live show.

Speaking of which, it seems like these guys have a whole bunch of live shows lined up in Australia? Go figure. They get to have all the fun on their island, while those of us attached to big land masses are stuck in lockdowns 🙁




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Efek Rumah Kaca – Jalan Enam Tiga Lyrics

Lirik “Jalan Enam Tiga”

[Verse 1]
Siapa ingin ikut serta
Jalan Enam Tiga
Kita naik kereta saja
Ekspres atau biasa bisa
Jangan berdiri di pintu
Nanti bisa ganggu laju
Banyak yang terburu-buru
Ingin sampai tepat waktu

[Verse 2]
Desak-desakan tak apa
Wisatawan dan pekerja
Pelajar dan tunawisma
Jalan bersama-sama
Semua boleh ikut serta
Ke Jalan Enam Tiga

[Bridge]
Macam gaya busana dan gaya bicara
Tidak direkayasa jadi diri mereka
Eropa, Australia, Asia, Afrika
Amerika Utara, Latin dan Karibia

[Chorus]
Jalan Enam Tiga, semua merdeka
Boleh berbeda, ekspresikan saja
Tak ada bigotnya, tak ada demagognya
Bukan rekaan, ini kenyataan

[Verse 3]
Siap-siap sudah dekat
Awas jangan sampai lewat
Di Titik Nol kita tiba
Lalu menuju utara

[Chorus]
Jalan Enam Tiga, semua merdeka
Boleh berbeda, ekspresikan saja
Tak ada bigotnya, tak ada demagognya
Bukan rekaan, ini kenyataan

[Outro]
Tahukah engkau di mana
Letak Jalan Enam Tiga
Jangan sampai kamu lupa
Arah Jalan Enam Tiga
Enam Tiga
Enam Tiga

Eric Bogle – Aussie Barbeque lyrics

When the summer sun is shining on Australia’s happy land
Round countless fires, in strange attire in many solemn bands
Of glum Australians watching as the lunch goes up in flames
By the smoke and the smell you can plainly tell, that it’s barby time again

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque!

The Scots eat lots of haggis, the French eat snails and frogs
The Greeks throw kakis on their mousakis, and the Chinese love hot dogs
The Welshmen love to have a leek, the Irish like thier stew
But you just can’t beat that half-cooked meat at an Aussie barbeque

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque

There’s flies stuck to the margarine, the bread has gone rock hard
The kids are fighting and the mossies are biting, who forgot the aeroguard?
There’s bull ants in the eskie, and the beer is running out
And what you saw in Mom’s cole slaw, you just don’t think about

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque

And when the barby’s over and your homeward way you wend
With a queezy tummy on the family dummy, many lonely hours you’ll spend
You might find yourself reflecting, like many often do
Come rain or shine that’s the bloody last time that you’ll have a barbeque!

When the steaks are burning fiercely, when the smoke gets in your eyes
When the snacks all taste like fried toothpaste and your mouth is full of flies
It’s a national institution, it’s Australian through and through
So come on mate and grab your plate, let’s have a barbeque

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Brad Pitt’s Cousin lyrics

(feat. Xperience)

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
Slick shit man, that’s all we do
Hold up, little homie, let me talk my truth
Made an Instagram for my cat
And my cat doesn’t even rap
And got more followers than you
Hold up, let me get my cat a bar
She’s filthy, hey Cairo come here baby
(Meow) Now my cat’s more famous than you ever will be
I been hustling, you can’t tell me nothing
I’m Brad Pitt’s ugly cousin
But when you’re drunk at the wedding, still gon’ fuck him

[Hook: Xperience]
When you see me in the club
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Angelina show me love
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
You got me fucked up
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Like you don’t know what’s up
Bradley, he’s cuzo

[Post-Hook: Xperience]
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas, if you got it let me see it

[Verse 2: Macklemore]
You’re embarrassed huh?
I’m in Paris, bruh
You brought your whole crew
I’m with my parents, bruh
Every white dude in America went to the barber shop
“Give me the Macklemore haircut”
Australia, they heard of me
Germany, they heard of me
Japan, they heard of me
It’s a murder scene, you gon’ learn some things
My dick named Ron Burgundy
I’m bad news with a pan flute
In a plaid suit, no can do
No, uh uh, I don’t work for free
I used to smoke that purple weed
Sip a bunch of purple drink
That shit did not work for me
And now I just sip herbal tea
I’m posted at the swapmeet in a robe eating Church’s wings
So cold, so cold, no emergen-C

[Hook: Xperience]
When you see me in the club
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Angelina show me love
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
You got me fucked up
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Like you don’t know what’s up
Brad, Brad, Pitt

[Post-Hook: Xperience]
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it
All my Angelinas if you got it let me see it

[Verse 3: Macklemore]
Did it by myself, not a little bit of help
Nobody, nobody did nothing, I knelt
On my knees, said “God, please give me a deal”
And God texted me back
“Don’t be dumb, young man, gotta do it yourself”
It’s up to you to turn the pen into a machete
And make sure that every beat that you meet gets killed
I treat the beat just like a pussy
And I eat it up and beat it up and leave it fucked
So you cannot compete with us
I’m weaving in and out of traffic
In the Cadillac, oh wait, is that us on the radio?
Wait, is that us on the radio?
It’s what I always dreamed of
Back when I had peach fuzz
Shoutout to the homie D
Who’s D? Deez nuts
I’m eating chicken wings and onions rings
If you’re wondering, yes, I does my thing
And another thing, no puppet strings
On the company, we sucker free
I ain’t trippin’ on what the public think
Ten thousand, we hustling
This shit didn’t happen overnight
This shit didn’t happen suddenly

[Hook: Xperience]
When you see me in the club
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Angelina show me love
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
You got me fucked up
Brad Pitt, that’s my cousin
Like you don’t know what’s up
Brad Pitt, Brad, Pitt

Imelda Kehoe – Lightning Tree lyrics

You said, that there’s a hole in your life the size of Australia
I know, that kind of thing cannot be good for you
And I know, and I’m trying to find the positives to say
I’ll hold the living hells to ransom for it
I know I said but I really meant it, I will be the lightning tree
I’ll take the heat, I’m easy to find and you can count on me
If all we had, was only one day, to say everything
No need, for you and I to say a thing

They said, that you might never see it through to the end
It’s like, you’re on a Ninety mile straight with a blindfold over your head
No need, for you and I to talk about it
I’ll keep the bright side on dark of it
I know I said but I really meant it, I will be the lightning tree
I’ll take the heat, I’m easy to find and you can count on me
If all we had, was only one day, to say everything
No need, for you and I to say a thing

Oh, this is, a great big shining day for someone else
It’s like, you’re lost in the dessert with the Sun in your mouth
If our lives, were a film, wouldn’t it be good to see
I know, because I’ll be playing it on and on repeat
I know I said but I really meant it, I will be the lightning tree
I’ll take the heat, I’m easy to find and you can count on me
If all we had, was only one day, to say everything
You and I, wouldn’t have to say a thing

MADEINTYO – Depends

[Hook]
Can I whip the lamb it depends
Post you on the gram, it depends
Gucci or the Louis, it depends
Came up on some top, it depends
Yeah, ooh, it depends
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh, it depends
Can I whip the lamb it depends
Louis or the Gucci it depends

[Verse 1]
Suitcase
Two face
Blue face
Hunnid
They don’t really fucking want it
She gon’ feel it in her stomach
Cornbread, skin
Go ‘head, din
Two steps then I win
Double up dividends

[Hook]
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Post you on the gram, it depends
Gucci or the Louis, it depends
Came up on some top, it depends
Yeah, ooh, it depends
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh, it depends
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Louis or the Gucci it depends

[Verse 2]
Yeah
I need that back end
She make her back bend
She from Australia, she got an accent
I run the fucking youth
That’s on my gold tooth
Ugh, turn around, beat her down, turn into Goku
Ugh, power nap, pop a xan, take her to sofu
Yeah, hang out with Big Sean, that nigga’s so cool
Yeah, enter the back couch, turn on the pro tools
Ooh, don’t run up on me, I’ma loose my cool
Ugh, running them bands up
Y’all niggas mad huh?
Oh, she from the southside, sippin’ that Fanta
Ugh, throw the racks on her, like she a dancer
Ugh, ass on Luda, bruh, tell her to stand up

[Hook]
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Post you on the gram, it depends
Gucci or the Louis, it depends
Came up on some top, it depends
Yeah, ooh, it depends
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh, it depends
Can I whip the lamb, it depends
Louis or the Gucci it depends

Hopsin – Ill Mind Of Hopsin 9

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
No, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
All together, come on

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Verse 1]
Oh, hello son, I really wish I knew you
I’m your father you’ll probably never be introduced to
You’ll only see me on TV or maybe YouTube
But now I know your momma is probably dating some new dude
So how you liking Earth? Are you loving your existence?
I wasn’t at your birth, ’cause your mother made me miss it
I tried to get a visa, I applied and they denied it
‘Cause your momma told the police that I beat her, she was lyin’
And now I’m banned for something bad I ain’t even do
There’s a lot of land and water separating me and you
You’re far away in Australia and I am in America
So I cannot be there to do all of the things a parent does
This is my attempt at me raising you from a distance
You have Hopson in your blood, you are special and you are gifted
The punishment your mother has given me doesn’t seem fair
Just know I love you son, and I’m wishin’ that I could be there

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (it’s sad)
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
(Hell no) Nope, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
Now sing it with me, son

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (yeah, that’s it)
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma (that’s why what?)
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Verse 2]
I know you and your mom are staying with her parents, Bill & Kirsten
You’re partially black, I’m confident they’re feeling nervous
They don’t like coloured people, in their eyes you’re still a burden
They assume you’re gonna grow up shooting guns and stealin’ purses
But that’s not true, son, don’t be sad
I know you’re not like that, you know I got your back
Listen, here’s a funny joke that you could tell your grandmother
She looks like the Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters
Oh, I forgot, you’re too young to know what that is
But that’s the kinda thing I like to say to plumpy fat chicks
The humps on moms chest are not real, they’re elastic
And if you look closely you can see she’s made of plastic
Like a toy, you my boy, my son, my friend
I promise we gon’ be together somehow in the end
I am very ashamed that you don’t have my last name
Every night I go to bed and I’m feelin’ this wicked pain, because

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
(Hell no) Nope, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
You know what time it is, son

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (that’s right)
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma (daddy doesn’t fuck with who?)
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Verse 3]
Currently my life has hit the floor, I can’t lie to you, shit is hard
I should be building with the Lord, it could be what I’m missin’
Or maybe I should continue to hurt your momma and diss her more
Just to relieve the tension that sits in my heart, ’cause it is sore
When I’m spittin’ bars about all my cash and exquisite cars
This was on my vision and you were the one I did it for
My relationship with your momma is sittin’ in the morgue
After all this hell I can’t lie, I do wish she did abort
Our lives are so unhappy, ’cause this world is cold and nasty
Just know your daddy don’t condone havin’ a broken family
I’m so sad we couldn’t work out our issues ‘fore you arrived
And now you have to suffer, ’cause mom and daddy have stupid lives
You’re way too young to notice it, you don’t deserve to go through this
If I do see your mom again this time I will assault the bitch
At least then I’ll feel like my bannin’ was justified
Look at your momma, thank her for fuckin’ up all our lives, to sing

[Pre-Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And now your daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
(Hell no) Nope, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
Where’s my choir at?

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up (momma had to fuck it all up)
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma (daddy doesn’t fuck your momma)
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

[Bridge]
Oh, son, I’m sorry I can’t be
There with you, but I’ll be there soon
But daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma (no, no)
No, daddy doesn’t fuck with your momma
Just know that

[Chorus]
Our lives could’a been so good
But momma had to fuck it all up
And that’s why daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma
(Hell no) No, daddy doesn’t fuck with my momma

Drake Calls For “Free Meek Mill” During Show in Australia


Drake joins the long list of rappers who are calling for Meek Mill freedom from prison.

The 6 God is currently touring in Australia and during his show in Melbourne on Saturday night, he paused for a few seconds to support the “Free Meek Mill” movement. We all know the history of Drake and Meek beef is littered with Ws and Ls with the Toronto rapper being the recipient of the Ws. The beef left a bitter taste in both rappers mouths and the two have not spoken to each other or made peace since.

During his performance, Drizzy spotted a fan wearing a T-Shirt that says “Free Meek Mill” and that’s when he paused to share his feelings. “I see you got the Free Meek Mill shirt,” the Views rapper said. “Free Meek Mill too, for real. You right.”

The Philly rhymer is currently serving 2-4 years in prison for probation violation. He was sentenced two weeks ago to serve time in a state prison, but the judge’s heavy-handed sentencing drew widespread outrage among the rapper’s fans and his celebrity peers including JAY-Z who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times speaking out against the justice system and its unfair practices towards African American male.

Drake seems to have the same feelings about Meek Mill’s sentence despite their differences. You can recalled, Meek was the one who instigated the beef when he trashed the Toronto rapper on Twitter while accusing him of not writing his own raps. Drake responded with two scathing diss records, “Charged Up” and “Back To Back.” The later went on to become an anthem and even earned Drizzy a Grammy nomination.

Earlier this year, Drizzy did an interview where he spoke about the beef and said that he and Meek will never be friends again. “That’s just somebody that I never wanna be friends with… I’m not trying to make any songs or be boys, you stay over there and I stay over here,” he said.

Drake says "Free Meek Mill" after shouting out a fan who brought a sign to the show. #bmwt #boymeetsworldtour pic.twitter.com/onDEXW0WER

— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) November 19, 2017

 

Drake Almost Put Hands On A Creep At The Crowd At His Tour Afterparty


Drake was very close to putting hands on a male creep in the audience on his tour’s afterparty in Australia.

The 6 God has been touring Australia and New Zealand since the start of this month and after performing at his sold-out show in Sydney on Wednesday night, he was performing at an afterparty at a club in Sydney when he called out a male fan for inappropriately touching the female fans in the audience. Some folks may argue that this happens in every club, but that is not the argument here, the argument is that it should not be happening.

Drake got word of the creep and told the DJ to cut the music so he can properly address the issue. “If you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and fuck you up,” Drizzy said. “If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls, I’m gonna come out there and fuck you up.” There was a security in the audience with a flashlight but it seems, in the end, no one had to take any more serious actions.

Drizzy has been getting applause from his fans on social media for taking action, especially with the widespread allegations going around of powerful men inappropriately making sexual advances to women. Drake marked the 6th anniversary of the release of his classic album Take Care, which was released on November 15, 2011.

Drake just called out a fan for groping women at his show and it was glorious. pic.twitter.com/il0IUElAoJ

— ATTN: (@attn) November 15, 2017