World Briefs: Aussie Parliament bans foreign interns

Aussie Parliament bans foreign interns

SYDNEY • Foreigners have been banned from working as interns for Australian members of Parliament, a spokesman for the Senate said yesterday, in a reform apparently aimed at blocking Chinese prying.

The programme placing young people in a much-prized position working for a federal legislator for a three-month stint had been open to any applicant that did not have a criminal record.


Puigdemont to 'fight' on despite extradition

BARCELONA • Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont said yesterday he and other separatists would "fight until the end" after a German court decided to allow his extradition, but not on the severe charge of rebellion.

"We will fight to the end, and we will win," tweeted Mr Puigdemont who is wanted by Spain over his role in Catalonia's failed independence bid last October.


Stormy Daniels arrested in strip club

WASHINGTON • Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Mr Donald Trump before he became US president, was arrested in a strip club on Wednesday in what her lawyer said was a set-up.

The actress was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, for allowing a customer to touch her while on stage, her lawyer said, adding that she will plead not guilty to three misdemeanour charges.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe