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16 WORLD FRIDAY JULY 15 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Trump sues former aide WASHINGTON: In a highly unusual campaign dispute, Donald Trump is seeking $10 million in damages from his former political consultant Sam Nunberg, arguing Nunberg violated the non-disclosure agreement nearly every Trump employee is required to sign. Trump alleges Nunberg leaked confidential information to reporters. In a court filing, Nunberg contends Trump is trying to silence him in a misguided attempt to cover up media coverage of an apparent affair between two senior campaign staffers. Big dinosaur mystery BUENOS AIRES: Its a prehistory mystery six metres long, carnivorous, and roamed the South American region of Patagonia 90 million years ago. Researchers in Argentina announced the puzzle: a new dinosaur. We thought we had found dinosaurs from the Car notaurus or Gigantosaurus genus, but instead we stumbled upon a lineage that we hadnt seen before, paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia said. The dinosaur, dubbed Gualicho in honour of a Patagonian aboriginal goddess, was unearthed in 2007 near the town of El Choco. Massive campsite fire TORREILLES: More than 3000 holidaymakers were evacuated after a blaze threatened to spread across four campsites in the south of France, as a fireman died on his way to the scene, officials said. Strong winds whipped up the flames in Torreilles, Pyren ees-Orientales, where thousands of French and other European tourists were staying, with 22 bungalows completely destroyed. The fireman travelling to the site lost control of his vehicle due to an unexplained engine fault and died at the scene. WITH a curtsy and a handshake, Theresa May accepted the Queens invitation to become Britains 76th prime minister and within minutes dropped a bombshell by handing Boris Johnson the plum role of foreign secretary. Ms May took office after her Buckingham Palace meeting and quickly gave a clear statement of her intent. Standing outside Number 10 as she pledged to strive for social justice, she moved swiftly to appoint a new team. Her major moves included making former foreign secretary Philip Hammond treasurer, with Mr Johnson gaining his coveted job. Ms May, 59, said she would be a one nation leader. If you are one of those families, if youre just managing, I want to address you directly, she said. The Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the privileged few but by yours. We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives. Ms May hinted things would be tough. Following the referendum, we face a time of great national change. And I know because were Great Britain we will rise to the challenge. Earlier, outgoing PM David Cameron made a formal fare well speech outside 10 Downing St with his wife Samantha and three children nearby. Ms May appointed a new Cabinet, making Amber Rudd home secretary, Liam Fox was parachuted into the new position of international trade minister and critically, another key Brexiteer, David Davis, was made secretary of state for Brexit. But it was her appointment of Mr Johnson, the eccentric former London mayor, to his first cabinet position that had tongues wagging. He led the Brexit camp to victory, antagonising many EU leaders in the process, but dismayed supporters by backing out of the race to succeed David Cameron at the last minute. The appointment of a man who compared the goals of the EU with those of Adolf Hitler and Napoleon is likely to cause consternation in European capitals. Boris Johnson (main) has been named foreign secretary; the Queen welcomes new Prime Minister Theresa May (left); outgoing PM David Cameron leaves 10 Downing St with his family (above). Pictures: GETTY/AFP CHARLES MIRANDA in london FOREIGN AFFAIRS FOR BREXIT SWINGIN JOHNSON Bumbling Boris just the ticket CHARLES MIRANDA comment BORIS Johnsons appointment by new Prime Minister Theresa May is bold. She could have left him and his buffoonery on the back bench. But Brand Boris has been one of Britains greatest political exports. He is one of the UKs few MPs known worldwide by his first name for antics that would have ended many political careers long ago. He has been a polarising figure in British politics and certainly as the chief Brexiteer in the referendum, particularly after he switched from being a Remainer, flipflopping on the issue more than his scruffy blond mop. But he is articulate, intelligent and engaging and, in a bonus for Australia, loves the country and has fought hard to reverse the UK push to limit visas for Australians. He could use his position now to pursue better migration for Australia although he will have more pressing matters as he moves to improve relations with EU nations and also the US, where he last month claimed President Barack Obama as part-Kenyan could have an ancestral dislike for the UK. On Hillary Clinton, Americas likely next president, he described her as having a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital. Not exactly foreign secretary material but the world doesnt want a smooth-talking dinner suit Bond, it wants a bumbling Boris in an ill-fitting suit with his old Etonian accent and quick wit performing to a wider audience. NEW PMS SHOCK APPOINTMEN T BORIS BEHAVING BADLY May 2016: Boris Johnson wins 1000 ($A1733) for writing a rude limerick about Recep Erdogan having sex with a goat in which he called the Turkish President a wankerer. April 2016: Describes US President Barack Obama as a part-Kenyan biased against Britain due to an ancestral dislike of the British Empire. November 2015: A visit to Palestine had to be cancelled on safety grounds after Mr Johnson called a boycott of Israeli goods completely crazy and supported by corduroy- jacketed, snaggle-toothed, lefty academics. October 2015: Is filmed wiping out a 10-year-old Japanese schoolboy during a game of rugby in Tokyo. 2008: Forced to apologise after saying then prime minister Tony Blair would be greeted by tribal warriors who will all break out in watermelon smiles on a visit to the Congo. Station manager takes the blame ROME: A train station manager has taken partial blame for a deadly head-on collision that claimed at least 23 lives in one of Italys worst rail accidents, according to reports. The crash happened Tues day on a single-track stretch of railway run by station managers who communicate directly with train drivers, a system Italian authorities described as risky. Im the one who sent the train on its way, Vito Pic carreta, head of the Andria station, told daily La Stampa. There was some confusion, the trains were late. But Im not the only one at fault, everyone is blaming me. But Im a victim too. Assange fears surveillance capitalism SANTIAGO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Silicon Valley companies Google and Facebook now compile more information than the US National Security Agency. Speaking via a videoconfer ence at the embassy of Ecuador in London, where he was granted asylum in 2012, Assange said the new global economic template was what he called surveillance capitalism. The cyber activist said although the information was channelled through the two companies, the NSA still monitored the content and finally ended up knowing everything.
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