Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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news March 11, 2017

Dutch election likely to deliver instability

Europe shaky as elections loom; Washington's Kremlingate grows; North Korean missile message.

news March 04, 2017

Trump says opponents behind hate crimes

Putin's presdiential rivals brave; Saudi's King Salman visits Indonesia; Geert Wilders' mixed ancestry

news February 25, 2017

New security adviser pro ‘hearts and minds’

Russian ties to US property deals; Benjamin Netanyahu's Australian visit

news February 18, 2017

Flynn out as Russian connections linger

Kim Jong-un’s brother murdered; Jokowi’s hopes for Jakarta governor; Lú-Olo poised in Timor-Leste

news February 11, 2017

‘Beautiful new planes’ for US armed forces

Netanyahu plans to visit Australia; IMF damns PNG; Jakarta test in gubernatorial elections

news February 04, 2017

Turnbull stays shtum as Trump message changes

Bannon fodder; Fanning flames of anti-Muslim views; Wall Street falters

news February 04, 2017

Shin Hinomoto, Tokyo

Beneath one of Tokyo’s busiest train lines is an izakaya bar run by an expat Englishman, the inheritor of his Japanese family’s long-running deal in the city’s famous fish market.

news January 28, 2017

Trump’s presidency begins with a bang not a whimper

Focus on US marines in Darwin; testing times ahead; Brexit tensions.

news December 24, 2016

Peace more polarised as terror takes reins

Unholy conflict; China warning shot; Ahok judgement; Euro loses currency