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news August 12, 2017
Trump threatens ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea
US cautious on Marawi action; Sara Netanyahu facing indictment for misusing funds.
news July 28, 2017
Xi Jinping moves against rival
Timor poll results; Indian editor quits over Adani.
news August 05, 2017
John Kelly moves to White House chief of staff
Talisman Sabre and US strategy; new head of defence; Boris Johnson addresses Lowy Institute dinner.
news July 29, 2017
Through the Balkans
Travelling the Balkan borderlands from Serbia to Greece is a navigation of the bristling enmities of the former Yugoslavia.
news July 22, 2017
Intel report nothing to write Home about
Political turmoil in Brazil and South Africa; Vale Liu Xiaobo; Extra voters in PNG poll.
news July 15, 2017
The father, the son and the Hillary ghost
Putin masterful at G20; Russian hacking stops cybersecurity talks with US; PNG election monitors quit.
news July 08, 2017
George Soros’s university under fire in Hungary
Michael Ignatieff, head of the Central European University in Budapest, is fighting an attempt to have the George Soros-funded private institution thrown out of Hungary by its authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán.
news July 08, 2017
North Korea’s missile tests expand horizons
North Korea’s missile tests; Iraq and Syria after Daesh; Obama in Indonesia; Malaysian fraud case.
news July 01, 2017
Saudi ultimatum for Qatar has echoes of war
Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong on 20th anniversary. Brandis and Dutton push 'Five Eyes' on encryption. Australian Defence secretary candidates.
news June 24, 2017
Duterte wants Daesh out by Ramadan’s end
Kurds could fight for Iraqi homeland; US hawks eye Iran forces in Syria; PNG elections begin
news June 17, 2017
Britain joins US in socialist revival
Brexit talks begin; Trump not welcome in London, but Canberra keen; China’s online crackdown on arts news.
news June 10, 2017
Merkel’s pragmatism may not deliver West from downslide
While many in the West are turning to Angela Merkel’s Germany for leadership in the face of Trump’s America, the chancellor is more a pragmatic politician than a visionary.