Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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World March 10, 2018

Duterte to miss ASEAN summit in Sydney

Australia and Timor-Leste finally sign treaty; Italy’s poll results.

World March 03, 2018

Berlusconi plying playbook of anti-immigration

Germany still dealing on coalition. Macron in trouble. Brexit chaos grows.

World February 24, 2018

Feeling the pressure of China’s global embrace

The Beijing model and Australia’s response. Russian trolls charged. Lesson on wage growth and corporate tax from Japan.

World February 17, 2018

Continuing wars within wars in Syria

Benjamin Netanyahu facing corruption claims; North Korea in Winter Olympics charm offensive; Harry Harris the new ambassador to Australia.

World February 10, 2018

Trump’s FBI claims aided by Russian bots

US and Russia developing new short-range nuclear weapons. Democracy wobbles in Africa. Timor-Leste and Australia close to treaty. Theresa May in trouble a year out from Brexit.

World February 03, 2018

Turkey moves to push back Kurds in Syria

Trump and the FBI memo. Berlusconi possible kingmaker. Germany close to coalition decision.

News January 27, 2018

Big business chases industry super partnerships

After decades spent unchallenged as lenders of capital, the major banks find themselves rivalled by union-run superannuation funds. Now big business is going to the funds for investment.

World January 27, 2018

Trump’s second year commences with chaos

Winter Olympics freeze North Korea tensions. TPP back on.

World December 23, 2017

President Trump: A year in the strife

Trump's tax bill. Ramaphosa elected ANC leader. Capital punishment abounds.