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World September 24, 2016
Syrian truce over as aid convoy bombed
US bill for wars estimated at $5 trillion; Putin gains more seats; Anti-immigrant party joins Berlin’s local parliament; Labour activist found guilty after Thai factory exposé
World September 10, 2016
China tightens grip on its citizens abroad
Chinese donations scare overblown; Building with LegCo; Trumputin hacks; Riady to come clean
World September 17, 2016
Australia to work with Russia in Syria
US buzzes Korea; Cosying up to Brits; Clinton’s ill tidings; Russia’s Trump card
News September 03, 2016
Timor-Leste backing oil development before Hague ruling
Timor-Leste’s leaders are at odds over progressing with plans for a huge oil and gas project despite the uncertain outcome of talks in The Hague over maritime boundaries.
World September 03, 2016
Flexible communists to host world leaders
US, China rivalry a key EAS focus; Pivot turns sour; Asia shake-up as old foes get closer
World August 27, 2016
People’s tribunal finds Australia guilty over nuclear weapons
Weasel words at UN working group; Turkish president moves to head off Kurds; Russia ‘shows off’.
World August 20, 2016
Scott Morrison pulls the plug on China Ausgrid deal
Hong Kong writer’s column suspended by economic journal; Rape atrocity in South Sudan may lift UN presence; Ruddock needs updating for new human rights role.
News August 13, 2016
The military ponders the Thai royal succession
Does the imminent ascension to the throne of Thailand’s playboy prince Vajiralongkorn make it more or less likely the military junta will loosen its grip on power?
World August 13, 2016
Al-Qaeda affiliates renounce jihadism
India’s bold GST; Japan’s succession; Thai Prince Duntroon links; Kim goes for gold
World August 06, 2016
Trump hands out no party favours
Suu Kyi offers olive branch to ethnic rebels; Wiranto appointment a baffling Joko twist; Rudd still a chance
News July 30, 2016
Q&A with international peacemaker José Ramos-Horta
At the forefront of Timor-Leste’s fight for independence, José Ramos-Horta remains an active figure in world politics. He shares his thoughts on Kevin Rudd, hypocrisy over maritime borders and making another bid for the Timorese presidency.
World July 30, 2016
Clinton v Trump campaign begins
Conciliatory Akihito to stand down; Tony Jones blunders on myth of ‘Croatian Six’; Always smile at a crocodile; Jokowi restores tough minister