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Real-life Bureau jails smitten French spy ‘turned by China’ – The Times

It reads like a plotline from The Bureau, a French television spy thriller that has won a cult following around the world: an intelligence officer falls for a glamorous woman he meets on a foreign

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It reads like a plotline from The Bureau, a French television spy thriller that has won a cult following around the world: an intelligence officer falls for a glamorous woman he meets on a foreign posting and is turned by the enemy.
It was a real-life drama, however, that played out in a Paris courtroom last week as a former officer from the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE), the agency within which the series is set, was convicted of spying apparently for China.
No details emerged of what was revealed during the five-day trial, which was held behind closed doors to prevent the divulging of information touching on national defence. It ended with the man, named only as Henri

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Alliance pounces on planes deal, buying 14 Embraer jets – The Australian

A $111m deal done entirely over the internet will see Brisbane-based airline Alliance take delivery of 14 Embraer E190 jets from September.

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A $111m deal done entirely over the internet will see Brisbane-based airline Alliance take delivery of 14 Embraer E190 jets from September.
The seemingly COVID-resistant carrier raised the funds in an institutional placement and share purchase plan in June after seeing the opportunity to expand its fleet at a good price in the current pandemic.
Alliance managing director Scott McMillan said the second-hand jets from Azorra Aviation in the US were previously operated by Panama’s Copa Airlines,…

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‘Disgusting’: Woman’s photo at Woolworths checkout sparks debate – Yahoo News Australia

A Woolworths customer accused the shopper in front of her of ‘hoarding’ but people quickly came to the defence of the woman’s large purchase.

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A Woolworths customer has lashed out at another shopper, describing her as a hoarder for her enormous grocery shop in a Victorian store.
A customer wrote on the Woolworths Facebook page on Sunday they were disappointed and angry when the woman spent about $1200 at a store in Highett, in Melbournes southeast.
Her items included about 15 trays of mince. So, so selfish, the customer wrote just before the supermarket reinstated purchase limits in the state.
The post was accompanied by an image of…

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Solomon Lew decries government ‘inaction’ as retail shutdown announced – Sydney Morning Herald

Billionaire retailer Solomon Lew has hit out against new limits on retail trade in Victoria, accusing the Andrews government of causing unnecessary damage to the economy.

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“We expect significant consequences from the inaction, in particular, vast amounts of cost in federal government stimulus that is going to be required to support the Victorian community through this challenging period.”
Major retailers such as Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and David Jones, which traded through the first and second lockdowns in the state, will now be required to shut their doors for the next six weeks due to the rule changes.
Supermarkets, liquor stores, newsagents, fuel…

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