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2 November 2017 4:34 PM Barbarians v New Zealand talking points: Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett and more

November is here! And to kick off a month of top-class Test action the Barbarians take on New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action. The Barbarians have produced some vintage performances in the past and up against the double world champions, the quality and excitement of rugby on display is sure to be enthralling. There's a host of talking 5

2 November 2017 4:01 AM Barrett captains raw All Blacks in opener

An experienced duo will capture ample attention despite a host of fresh faces winning All Blacks selection for their tour opener against the Barbarians. Three uncapped players are on the bench while three others will make their starting debuts in a raw team, boasting just over 300 combined caps, on Saturday at Twickenham. To provide some counter-balance 20

1 November 2017 8:17 PM Jacinda named one of the most powerful women in the world

A week into the job and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has already rocketed into the Forbes list of the most powerful women in the political world. She's ranked at 13 in the list of 22 women, ahead of Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at 15 and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at 20. The magazine highlighted Ms Ardern's status as the world's 26

1 November 2017 6:34 PM More sexual harassment accusations leveled against Kevin Spacey

More accusers are saying actor Kevin Spacey sexually harassed or assaulted them. U.S. filmmaker Tony Montana told Radar Online that Spacey "forcefully" grabbed his crotch in 2003 at the Coronet Bar in Los Angeles. He said he moved Spacey's hand away, but he claimed Spacey later followed him into the men's bathroom. Montana said he suffered from PTSD for six months 19

31 October 2017 7:14 PM Kiwi little changed ahead of employment data

The New Zealand dollar was little changed, holding near a 17-month low on a trade-weighted basis before employment data that may point to an uptick in inflation. The kiwi traded at 68.42 US cents as at 8am in Wellington from 68.45 cents late yesterday. The trade-weighted index was at 72.62 and earlier touched 72.51, the lowest since the end of May last year, from 72.61 yesterday 26

31 October 2017 1:34 PM Let’s Hope These Patents Aren’t of the Upcoming Lotus SUV

It’s no secret Lotus is planning on producing an SUV and these patent images might give us our first idea of what to expect. First seen on Chinese website PCauto.com.cn, these patent drawings preview the direction Lotus plans on taking with its first production SUV. The British automaker has not shied away from expressing its interests in developing 33

31 October 2017 11:32 AM A proposal in New Zealand could trigger the era of ‘climate change refugees’

New Zealand could become the world’s first country to essentially recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum or residence elsewhere, a government minister indicated in an interview Tuesday. If implemented, up to 100 individuals per year could be admitted to the island nation on a newly created visa category, according to an initial 30

31 October 2017 5:50 AM Black Abbey to Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night a Little Early

co-founder Carl Meier has always been steadfast when it comes to celebrating Guy Fawkes Night on Nov. 5. Since that was the actual date in 1605 when Guy Fawkes was arrested on charges of treason for a plot to blow up the House of Lords, that was when the British government established a mandatory celebration of “Gunpowder Treason Day,” which has subsequently 26

31 October 2017 5:32 AM NZ dollar falls with business confidence, soft China data

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar extended its decline after business confidence fell, Chinese data was softer than expected and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that foreign speculators will no longer be able to buy houses in New Zealand from early next year. The kiwi fell to 68.45 US cents as at 5pm in Wellington from 68.72 US cents 28

31 October 2017 1:27 AM Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga: QuickTake Q&A

By now, few American elected leaders dispute that elements of the Russian state meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election -- though President Donald Trump has continued to say it "could have been a lot of different groups." What remains unknown, or at least unproven, is whether anybody from Trump’s winning campaign assisted in that meddling. As Trump 20