After the FBI confirmed it is currently investigating FIFA president Sepp Blatter, among others, Australia is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if the international event is stripped from Qatar over corruption accusations.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced it will use Ripple technology to facilitate payments between its subsidiaries. The bank has entered a group of banks that have chosen to integrate Ripple’s protocol into their payments infrastructure, which includes Germany’s Fidor and U.S. banks Cross River Bank and CBW Bank.
The Russian maker of an anti-aircraft missile which is widely believed to be behind the downing of civilian airliner MH17 over east Ukraine in the summer of 2014 has presented evidence which suggested that Ukrainian forces should be held responsible for the attack.
Before 2004, there was no definition of marriage in Australian federal legislation that stipulated which sexes could marry, but everything changed when former Prime Minister John Howard introduced legislation banning same-sex marriage.