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World December 22, 2018
Trump's legal challenges. Report on Russian hacking during US election. China retaliates against Canada over Huawei arrest. Theresa May braces for Brexit defeat. Local ceasefire in Yemen brings hope. Morrison's Jerusalem gambit pleases no one.
World December 15, 2018
Conservatives vote for Theresa May to remain
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou bailed in Canada; Donald Trump’s lawyer jailed.
News December 15, 2018
Portugal’s medical model of drugs
Drug policy reform in Portugal, from pill testing to decriminalisation, may provide a model for Australia. Lisbon’s ‘dissuasion commissioner’ Nuno Capaz talks about understanding drug use as a medical, rather than a moral, issue.
World December 08, 2018
May’s flesh wound
Theresa May suffers defeats on Brexit. Trump backs down when facing Xi Jinping at G20. Trump’s former lawyer pleads guilty. Philippine journalist charged with tax fraud.
World December 01, 2018
Awkward meetings at the G20
Heat on Paul Manafort to tell all. Republicans hold on in Deep South. Nancy Pelosi under pressure.
World November 24, 2018
China and US talks hit a snag at APEC
US and China clash at APEC ahead of G20. Trump won't pursue Mohammed bin Salman. Theresa May’s next Brexit deadline.
World November 17, 2018
Morrison, China and the Pacific
Scott Morrison and Xi Jinping take on international diplomacy in the Pacific. Beijing boosting regional security, not military. South-west Pacific in political turmoil. ‘Soft power’ review under way as case made for Radio Australia’s return.
World November 10, 2018
Truth-telling in Singapore
Asia-Pacific leaders gathering in Singapore for next week’s ASEAN Summit won’t find many ‘crazy rich Asians’ of the hit film variety, but rather a lot of unhappy ones who are feeling the pinch.
World November 10, 2018
The vaunting of the Hill house
President Trump on the attack after mixed US midterms. Asia shows its working around Trump's US economically as the region prepares for key summits. Sanction waivers make Iran oil ban toothless. Xi Jinping attracting domestic criticism.
World November 03, 2018
The human cost of Trump’s rhetoric
Trump stays on message for midterms. Right-wing gains in Brazil and Germany. Constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka. Independence vote for New Caledonia. The debate over refusing China in our 5G network.
World October 27, 2018
Trump returns to the nuclear barricades
Democrats targeted with pipe bombs; Erdoğan applies heat to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Widodo treads gently with Saudis.
World October 20, 2018
China lashes out as HK club oversteps ‘red line’
Morrison’s embassy misstep; aftermath of Khashoggi murder; PNG’s APEC spending.