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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.
World July 21, 2018
Donald Trump’s chaotic European tour
Trump in damage control after Putin summit. Israel seeking Syria deal with Russia and the US. Chinese dissident Liu Xia freed.
World July 28, 2018
Plans afoot for Trump visit to Australia
US president to visit Australia after APEC? Iran responds in kind to Trump threats. US allies working around its global trade war.
World July 14, 2018
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson quits over Brexit
Donald Trump’s in Europe for NATO summit; Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s new start for Turkey; US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo goes to Pyongyang.
News July 07, 2018
What makes the Philippines’ Duterte popular
Despite international disapproval of his bloody war on drugs, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is popular at home as a leader from outside the normal corruption of politics.
World July 07, 2018
Merkel gives in on refugee turnbacks
Merkel gives in on refugees. Timor-Leste warned of fiscal crisis. Mexico elects left-wing president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. US chasing Kim Jong-un on nuclear promises.
World June 30, 2018
Trump goes hog wild on trade tariffs
Trump's tariff war escalates. US Muslim travel ban upheld. Erdoğan maintains grip on Turkey. Greyhound racing ends in Asia with Macau closure.
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.