The Daily Populous

Sunday September 17th, 2023 night edition

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But ANZ has admitted it "could have done more" to support its customer, who was diagnosed with dementia shortly after the money was stolen.

Victor Shaw was at the bank with his father Alex when he first found out about the missing money.

Like many Australians, 78-year-old Alex Shaw had been targeted by scammers before.

Victor Shaw wants to share his father's story in the hope that others will not fall victim to similar scams.

Dementia Australia, which advocates for the 400,000 Australians living with the condition, said people with dementia were particularly vulnerable to deception.

Victor has now set up power of attorney with the bank to ensure Alex's finances are kept in order. »

Italy's invasive blue crab has Korean seafood fans excited

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Italy's northern Adriatic coast has been dealing with an invasive crab species called the Atlantic blue crab in recent years, with the species wreaking havoc on the country’s ecosystem and causing millions of dollars worth of damage.

A seafood importer in Incheon surnamed Lee has already reached out to the Italian Chamber of Commerce to inquire about importing the blue crab, according to Korean news outlets.

The crucial question remains: Will the taste of the Italian blue crab match that of the beloved local crabs?. »

China appears to have suspended spy balloon program after February shootdown, US intel believes

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China appears to have suspended its surveillance balloon program following a major diplomatic incident earlier this year, when one of the country’s high-altitude spy balloons transited the United States, multiple sources familiar with US intelligence assessments told CNN.

The apparent suspension of the program comes as both the US and China have sought to stabilize an increasingly tense relationship.

Asked for comment on the balloon program, Chinese embassy spokesperson Liu Pengyu told CNN that the February episode was “unexpected” and “isolated.”. »

Rudy Giuliani 'may have been compromised' by the Kremlin, and FBI leaders didn't care, alleges special agent Johnathan Buma

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Johnathan Buma says his FBI supervisors didn't care about his leads tying Giuliani to Russian intelligence.

Insider has now published a video interview with Johnathan Buma, a 14-year special agent working out of the bureau's Los Angeles Field Office.

FBI special agent Johnathan Buma has sought whistleblower protections and says he's been the victim of workplace retaliation by his supervisors. »

Turkey could part ways with EU if necessary, Erdogan says

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ISTANBUL, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara could "part ways" with the European Union if necessary when asked about the contents of a European Parliament report on Turkey.

"The EU is trying to break away from Turkey," Erdogan told reporters ahead of a trip to the United States.

"We will make our evaluations against these developments and if necessary, we can part ways with the EU.". »