Brekky Wrap: George Pell Trial, Emmanuel Macron In Sydney, Meet Our Next Bachelorette
It's been a busy night. Here's the news you need to know as you tuck into your muesli this Tuesday morning.
A magistrate will today announce if there is enough evidence to commit Cardinal George Pell to stand trial for allegations of historical sexual offences. Australia's most senior Catholic will attend the Magistrate's Court in Melbourne to learn the decision at 10am. If Pell is committed to trial he will be required to submit a plea. His barrister told an earlier hearing that the Cardinal would plead not guilty.
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French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive in Sydney today to meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He is the second French President to visit Australia. Fresh from his trip to the US, Macron is expected to talk trade and defence with the PM in light of China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a 'half ton' of documents have revealed an Iranian cover up of nuclear weapons. Netanyahu claimed during a speech, delivered in English, that Iran cannot be trusted and that the nation is lying to the International community. He also urged US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
US President Donald Trump has suggested the potential meeting between himself and Kim Jong-Un take place in the Peace Room in the demilitarised zone. It's his first public suggestion of a possible meeting place with the North Korean leader, as the world anticipates the historic meeting. Trump asked his Twitter followers what they thought of the meeting place and he got over 33 000 replies.
Staying in Korea, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that Donald Trump deserves a Noble Peace Prize for his work in encouraging the meeting between himself and Kim Jong-un last week. According to a South Korean official, Moon praised Trump for is strong diplomatic stance on the North as the two nations work towards 'complete denucleaisation'.
A suicide bomb attack has killed nine Afghani journalists as they gathered to cover a different bombing in the country's capital, Kabul. Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack. It is the worst international attack on journalists since a massacre in the Philippines in 2009, where 31 reporters and photographers were killed.
Third time's a charm for Ali Oetjen who will be Australia's Next Bachelorette. The 32-year-old South Australian previously appeared on season one of The Bachelor and Bachelor In Paradise. This time however, Oetjen will be the one in charge and she says she's ready to put her heart on the line once more to find the man of her dreams. Read more here.
And Victoria Police have recovered four Cavoodle puppies overnight. The little canines are thought to have been stolen from a pet store on Saturday evening. The puppies, which are between seven and nine weeks old, are now safe and sound.