National News

N.Korea ups rhetoric on US nuclear talks

North Korea's top diplomat says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a "diehard toxin" who only complicates denuclearisation talks and North Korea is ready for both dialogue and stand-off.

Big wet dries up Cairns casino visitors

An extraordinary wet season and global economic jitters have helped wipe more than two-thirds from the Reef Casino Trust's first-half profit, though the result was slightly better than forecast at the Cairns-based complex.

Stadium build 'could disrupt Marvel film'

Fox Studios Australia has warned the Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment could have "significant economic consequences" for the film industry and disrupt the production of a major Marvel film.

Bolsonaro blames NGOs for Amazon fires

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has accused non-governmental organisations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires rages through social media.

Vic Archbishop believes Pell is innocent

Catholic Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli believes convicted pedophile Cardinal George Pell when he protests his innocence, and wonders if the sole living victim got the name of his abuser wrong.