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Published on: Monday, July 16, 2018

·      Vive la France! The European country is in celebration mode after beating Croatia to become the FIFA world champion for the second time at the World Cup Finals. Celebrations in Paris along the Champs Elysees went into overdrive Sunday night, while French President Emmanuel Macron jumped on a table like it was a rock concert. See here.

·      New rules starting April next year will see Australia’s 70,000 private health insurance policies ranked gold, silver, bronze or basic. The new rules hope to reduce the disparity of coverage for men and women by encouraging providers to increase their cover for conditions such as breast and ovarian cancer.

·      Australia has risen in the Global Innovation Index while Europe has dominated, claiming eight out of the top 10 positions in the 2018 list. Australia was placed 20 (from 23 in 2017), while the US came in at 6th.

·      US President Donald Trump has landed in Helsinki ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. The summit between the two world leaders will go ahead as planned despite tension over Moscow's alleged election meddling, the White House says.

·      From today, people who do not want their medical records stored on the national electronic database will have three months to opt out. As part of My Health Record, patients and doctors can upload medical information such as prescriptions, allergies and medical summaries to their record, and users can decide what is there and who can see it.


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