Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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News June 23, 2018

Mahathir’s grip on Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad’s spectacular return to the prime ministership of Malaysia – and its first overturning of government since federation in 1957 – was meant to pave the way for Anwar Ibrahim’s leadership. But will the 92-year-old Mahathir rush to fulfil that promise?

World June 23, 2018

Trump keeps families together – in custody

Trump relents on family separations. Merkel under pressure over asylum seekers. Rhetoric heats up for US–China trade war.

News June 16, 2018

Trump and Kim’s historic summit

This week’s smiling, hand-shaking pleasantries are a long way from earlier threats of ‘fire and fury’ and nuclear attacks. But did the Trump–Kim meeting in Singapore really broker long-term disarmament?

World June 16, 2018

Trump trolls Trudeau after Quebec G7

Trump goes his own way on trade. Italy turns back refugees. Activists jailed in Hong Kong.

World June 08, 2018

Trump and Kim head to Singapore

US and North Korea ready for talks. Italy swings right. Islamists and secularists will face off in Indonesian poll.

News June 02, 2018

China, spies and the PM’s new fight

Questions mount over the direction Malcolm Turnbull is taking with China, as clues emerge from a former adviser’s report with ASIO and an ex-ambassador’s turning on the government.

World June 02, 2018

New elections could see Italy drop euro

Italy elections repeat could see rightward swing. Chinese financial crisis forecast. Trump–Kim talks back on.

News May 26, 2018

Diplomacy à la Kim Jong-un

While some may see Kim Jong-un as ill equipped to broker deals on the world stage, nothing could be further from the truth.

World May 26, 2018

Hastie drops bombshell on China relations

Australian MP alleges FBI suspect. Italy prepares for far-right/far-left coalition government. Najib Razak investigated.

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