Brekky Wrap: Royals Fly To Dubbo And Morrison's Jerusalem Move 'Dangerous'
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fly to Dubbo in the central-west of NSW where their tour will continue. The pair will visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and learn about the hardships of the drought from a farming family on their property. Meghan and Harry will then attend a picnic in a public park that is expected to attract thousands of people.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's consideration to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could sour relations between Australia and Indonesia. A think tank in Indonesia labelled the possible move as 'dangerous' for diplomacy between the two nations. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world and a long-time supporter of the Palestinian cause. On Tuesday, Jewish groups came out in support Morrison possibly moving the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Saudi leaders as CNN reported the nation is set to acknowledge the 'death' of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It is expected Saudi Arabia will say the Washington Post columnist died when interrogation got out of control at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul. Khashoggi hasn't been seen since he entered the embassy on October 2. Turkish officials have searched the embassy for clues about Khashoggi's whereabouts and have extended their search area.
European Council President Donald Tusk has said he has " no grounds for optimism" for a Brexit breakthrough. He called on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to come up with concrete proposals to break the stalemate in the negotiations between the EU and the UK on trade measures for Northern Ireland. Both sides are wanting to lock down a deal, but so far the EU has rejected May's proposals.
A French woman who passed herself off as a victim of the 2015 Paris terror attack has been jailed for six months for fraud. Alexandra Damien, 33, pocketed over $32,000 in cash meant for victims in the aftermath of the attacks. Damien made a tearful apology in court, where it was ruled her actions were motivated by greed.
Lady Gaga has confirmed she and music agent Christian Carino are engaged. The singer confirmed the pair are getting married when she thanked her "fiance Christian" during a speech at Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration. Speculation about the pair's engagement started to swirl in late 2017 when Gaga started wearing a pink diamond ring.
Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews have welcomed a baby boy. The baby was born on Monday afternoon local time and Kensington Palace said Pippa's sister Kate Middleton and Prince William are thrilled with the news. Pippa was last seen at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, where she looked just about ready to pop. The news comes just one day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are expecting their first child.
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