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Russia slams Austria for ‘unfounded’ spy accusations

Russian Foreign Minister on a visit to Madrid last week. Photo: Curto de la Torre/AFP

Russia said on Saturday that Austria's “unfounded accusations” in a spy scandal were unacceptable while Vienna expressed hope the affair would not hurt bilateral ties.

On Friday, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country had launched a probe into a colonel suspected of spying for Russia for several decades.

The spy row risks hurting Russia's ties with one of its rare European allies. It is the latest in a string of cases where Moscow has been accused of espionage in EU states and elsewhere.

Moscow said that Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl called her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to explain her country's motives.

She “expressed hope that the steps will not affect the further development of bilateral cooperation,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

Lavrov for his part reiterated Moscow's displeasure that Vienna chose to a..

Russian Foreign Minister on a visit to Madrid last week. Photo: Curto de la Torre/AFP

Russia said on Saturday that Austria's "unfounded accusations" in a spy scandal were unacceptable while Vienna expressed hope the affair would not hurt bilateral ties.

On Friday, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country had launched a probe into a colonel suspected of spying for Russia for several decades.

The spy row risks hurting Russia's ties with one of its rare European allies. It is the latest in a string of cases where Moscow has been accused of espionage in EU states and elsewhere.

Moscow said that Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl called her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to explain her country's motives.

She "expressed hope that the steps will not affect the further development of bilateral cooperation," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

Lavrov for his part reiterated Moscow's displeasure that Vienna chose to air its grievances in public. He said the practice of voicing "unfounded accusations" publicly was unacceptable, the foreign ministry said.

"Any possible mutual concerns should be discussed through established channels of dialogue and be based on facts," the statement said.

In August, Kneissl sparked a row in Austria and beyond after she waltzed with Russian President Vladimir Putin and bowed to him at her wedding, with critics saying her behaviour hurt the country's image.

Austria suspects a 70-year-old army official of working with Russian intelligence for several decades and is investigating him for allegedly revealing state secrets.

Austria is not a member of NATO and sets great store by its status as a neutral country. It was one of the few European countries not to expel Russian diplomats following the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain in March.

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CWA brave the cold for Breast Care Foundation

The Nyngan CWA will be holding a market day in Davidson Park on Saturday, June 8 commencing at 9am. To make the day fun for all we would like to have as many stalls as possible and we are inviting anyone who has craft or retail or anything they would like to sell or display to join in the day. The cost of a stall is $10 and to book a stall please ring Di Donald on 6832 1339. The CWA will be holding a cake stall, white Elephant stall and a Devonshire tea stall. Donations for any of these stalls would be greatly appreciated. All CWA proceeds from the day are for the Breast Cancer Foundation (Breast Cancer Research). This is in support and at the request of our long standing and valued member, Lyn Walsh, who at the moment is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The CWA ladies braved a very cold Friday morning, on May 10 to hold a successful street stall with lots of cooking, plants etc for sale. The winners of the three draws of the raffle were Dawn Elder (handbag), Richard Hoare (the ..

The Nyngan CWA will be holding a market day in Davidson Park on Saturday, June 8 commencing at 9am. To make the day fun for all we would like to have as many stalls as possible and we are inviting anyone who has craft or retail or anything they would like to sell or display to join in the day. The cost of a stall is $10 and to book a stall please ring Di Donald on 6832 1339. The CWA will be holding a cake stall, white Elephant stall and a Devonshire tea stall. Donations for any of these stalls would be greatly appreciated. All CWA proceeds from the day are for the Breast Cancer Foundation (Breast Cancer Research). This is in support and at the request of our long standing and valued member, Lyn Walsh, who at the moment is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The CWA ladies braved a very cold Friday morning, on May 10 to hold a successful street stall with lots of cooking, plants etc for sale. The winners of the three draws of the raffle were Dawn Elder (handbag), Richard Hoare (the Cookbook), and Elwyn Troth load of wood. Congratulations to the winners. Nyngan CWA appreciates very much the generosity and support they receive from the people of Nyngan. Thank you READ ALSO:

CWA brave the cold for Breast Care Foundation

  • Kay Linke purchasing some goods from Di Hughes.

  • Mary Lamph selling tickets.

    Mary Lamph selling tickets.

  • Di Hughes rugged up against the cold.

    Di Hughes rugged up against the cold.

  • CWA President Betty Jackson.

    CWA President Betty Jackson.

The Nyngan CWA will be holding a market day in Davidson Park on Saturday, June 8 commencing at 9am.

To make the day fun for all we would like to have as many stalls as possible and we are inviting anyone who has craft or retail or anything they would like to sell or display to join in the day.
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Election day is here, follow the action in the Parkes electorate

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate. We'll have journalists and photographers hitting the streets and polling booths across the region to talk voters, volunteers and of course those making the all-important #democracysausage. Still unsure who to vote for? Check out all the information on the candidates here. All the political action across the electorate will be covered here, from the moment the polling booths open at 8am, until they close at 6pm sharp. Our journalists will then by monitoring the number crunchers to bring you the results as they happen. This live blog will be constantly updating throughout the day. Refresh your browser and the new news will present at the top. You can follow the tally as the votes are counted.

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate.

We'll have journalists and photographers hitti..

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate. We'll have journalists and photographers hitting the streets and polling booths across the region to talk voters, volunteers and of course those making the all-important #democracysausage. Still unsure who to vote for? Check out all the information on the candidates here. All the political action across the electorate will be covered here, from the moment the polling booths open at 8am, until they close at 6pm sharp. Our journalists will then by monitoring the number crunchers to bring you the results as they happen. This live blog will be constantly updating throughout the day. Refresh your browser and the new news will present at the top. You can follow the tally as the votes are counted.

ELECTION day has arrived and we are here to give you the sizzle and the sausage from right across the Parkes electorate.

We'll have journalists and photographers hitting the streets and polling booths across the region to talk voters, volunteers and of course those making the all-important #democracysausage.

Still unsure who to vote for? Check out all the information on the candidates here.

All the political action across the electorate will be covered here, from the moment the polling booths open at 8am, until they close at 6pm sharp.

Our journalists will then by monitoring the number crunchers to bring you the results as they happen.

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Chef Tony talks truffles for festival

It is that time of year again when the region's foodies get excited about the impending truffle season and for Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell truffle season is a gift worth celebrating. Chef Howell will be centre stage at this year's Truffle Kerfuffle where he will run the free stage and speak with celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Poh and Dunsborough's Aaron Carr. The chefs will perform truffle cooking demonstrations and Howell will host questions and answer sessions with Manjimup growers. “People can ask questions about truffles, the season, growing conditions and how to get them started, because everyone wants to grow truffles,” he said. Howell was looking forward to returning to Manjimup for the festival, saying the area had so much going for it and there were more truffles than you could ever imagine. “For the punter, if you want to try truffles this is the time to go. Book in one of the lunches or dinners because the chefs are given truffles to use by the producer..

It is that time of year again when the region's foodies get excited about the impending truffle season and for Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell truffle season is a gift worth celebrating. Chef Howell will be centre stage at this year's Truffle Kerfuffle where he will run the free stage and speak with celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Poh and Dunsborough's Aaron Carr. The chefs will perform truffle cooking demonstrations and Howell will host questions and answer sessions with Manjimup growers. "People can ask questions about truffles, the season, growing conditions and how to get them started, because everyone wants to grow truffles," he said. Howell was looking forward to returning to Manjimup for the festival, saying the area had so much going for it and there were more truffles than you could ever imagine. "For the punter, if you want to try truffles this is the time to go. Book in one of the lunches or dinners because the chefs are given truffles to use by the producers, they can't help themselves and go nuts with it," he said. "In the kitchen, because of the price of truffles, you have to be careful how much you use. When you go to one of these events the chefs will be chatting to each other and they just keep shaving and shaving and shaving, there is no way you would use that much in a restaurant. "As far as the punter goes they are very spoilt, and as far as chefs go, it is like letting a kid free in a candy shop, give them a set of keys and tell them to go nuts we will be back in a couple of hours." Howell said at Cape Lodge the chefs were already talking about truffles and creating new and different recipes to put on the menu during the truffle season. "It is exciting, if truffles were here all year round they would not be that special, it is the mystique and the surprise, are we going to get enough, will the season be longer or shorter?" he said. "For me truffles are a truly seasonal product." Howell recommended going on a truffle hunt at the festival to see the dogs in action and how they react when they find a truffle. "The dogs are so cool they do demonstrations it is really good to watch, I have been on a couple and they are unreal," he said. "It is that element of surprise, if you did not have a dog you would spend hours searching, a dog can find them in five minutes." Truffle Kerfuffle is an all weekend celebration of fresh black truffles, the event will be held from June 21 to 23 2019 in Manjimup. To find out more or to purchase tickets visit trufflekerfuffle.com.au

It is that time of year again when the region's foodies get excited about the impending truffle season and for Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell truffle season is a gift worth celebrating.

Chef Howell will be centre stage at this year's Truffle Kerfuffle where he will run the free stage and speak with celebrity chefs including Pete Evans, Poh and Dunsborough's Aaron Carr.

The chefs will perform truffle cooking demonstrations and Howell will host questions and answer sessions with Manjimup growers.

"People can ask questions about truffles, the season, growing conditions and how to get them started, because everyone wants to grow truffles," he said.

Howell was looking forward to returning to Manjimup for the festival, saying the area had so much going for it and there were more truffles than you could ever imagine.

If truffles were here all year round they would not be that special, it is the mystique and the surprise, are we going to get enough, will the season be longer or shorter?

Chef Tony Howell

"For the punter, if you want to try truffles this is the time to go. Book in one of the lunches or dinners because the chefs are given truffles to use by the producers, they can't help themselves and go nuts with it,Read More – Source

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