Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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News September 15, 2018

Uygurs call for sanctions over mass internments

In Sydney’s west, the Uygur community has joined calls for Australia to sanction China over its internment of more than one million members of the Muslim minority.

World September 15, 2018

Bolton wages war on international court

Bolton warns of sanctions against ICC members, and challenges Palestinian Authority referral of Israel. Russia and Syria attack Idlib. Far-right gains in Sweden.

World September 08, 2018

Trump snubs Asia-Pacific for parade

Trump no-show at Asian forums. Pacific unhappy with Australia over climate change. Xi Jinping increases African aid. Namibia rebuff s China.

World September 01, 2018

China reset now in Payne’s hands

Marise Payne to take up China reset. Julie Bishop's legacy. Myanmar ‘genocide’. McCain snub.

World August 25, 2018

Cohen’s admissions implicate Trump

Cohen pleads guilty and Manafort convicted. US dumps Clean Power Plan. US joint exercises in NT. Police raid domestic intelligence agency in Austria.

World August 18, 2018

Trump pulls the rug from under Erdoğan

Turkish lira collapses aft er Trump doubles trade tariffs. Joko Widodo names running mate. Youth protests in Bangladesh. Trump chides Harley-Davidson.

World August 11, 2018

China pushes back on dissent into darkness

China pushes back on dissent. Misgivings over Xi's leadership spread. Dalai Lama succession plan.

News August 04, 2018

Leading shipbuilder may be forced overseas

After contracts were awarded in the Turnbull government’s $90 billion naval upgrade, the most successful local shipbuilder is being pushed closer to exiting Australia.

World August 04, 2018

US offers a tight belt and a short road

US answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Imran Khan wins in Pakistan. Violence after Zimbabwe elections. China's support extends Hun Sen's reign in Cambodia. Trump offers Rouhani meeting without conditions.