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World July 22, 2017
Intel report nothing to write Home about
Political turmoil in Brazil and South Africa; Vale Liu Xiaobo; Extra voters in PNG poll.
News July 08, 2017
George Soros’s university under fire in Hungary
Michael Ignatieff, head of the Central European University in Budapest, is fighting an attempt to have the George Soros-funded private institution thrown out of Hungary by its authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán.
World July 15, 2017
The father, the son and the Hillary ghost
Putin masterful at G20; Russian hacking stops cybersecurity talks with US; PNG election monitors quit.
World July 08, 2017
North Korea’s missile tests expand horizons
North Korea’s missile tests; Iraq and Syria after Daesh; Obama in Indonesia; Malaysian fraud case.
World July 01, 2017
Saudi ultimatum for Qatar has echoes of war
Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong on 20th anniversary. Brandis and Dutton push 'Five Eyes' on encryption. Australian Defence secretary candidates.
World June 24, 2017
Duterte wants Daesh out by Ramadan’s end
Kurds could fight for Iraqi homeland; US hawks eye Iran forces in Syria; PNG elections begin
World June 17, 2017
Britain joins US in socialist revival
Brexit talks begin; Trump not welcome in London, but Canberra keen; China’s online crackdown on arts news.
News June 10, 2017
Merkel’s pragmatism may not deliver West from downslide
While many in the West are turning to Angela Merkel’s Germany for leadership in the face of Trump’s America, the chancellor is more a pragmatic politician than a visionary.
World June 10, 2017
Paris accord with US may outlast Trump
May Day at the UK elections; Qatar cut off by Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE.
World June 03, 2017
Europe must control its own fate: Merkel
Merkel steps up in EU and Germany; Trump returns to family crisis; More Australian troops to be sent to Afghanistan.
World May 27, 2017
Weapons deal repays Trump’s Saudi pivot
Trump singles out Iran on terror; Trump in Israel; Jared Kushner next in Russian link investigation.
Opinion May 20, 2017
Settling the maritime borders with Timor-Leste
“A maritime boundary fixed according to the best geological and legal principles would be an investment in Australia’s relationships with its region. In the short term, it would be a huge boost for the increasingly embattled secular-nationalist government …”