Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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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 …”

World May 20, 2017

Widespread dismay at Trump intelligence

Donald Trump’s “Russian Thing”, Syria’s “de-escalation zones”, China’s One Belt One Road initiative, North Korea and the WannaCry ransomware attack

World May 13, 2017

FBI probe lands its director in firing line

Security agencies get $321 million budget boost; Just the start for Macron; Jakarta governor jailed for two years.

World May 06, 2017

Trump plays low-key for Turnbull visit

Macron favourite in French poll; Hamas gets new charter; Visa changes upset India, NZ.

World April 29, 2017

Donald Trump’s grandiose Mexico promise hits a wall

China calls for US restraint; Macron and Le Pen into election second round; Turnbull committed on Afghanistan.

World April 22, 2017

France prepares to put Le Pen to paper

France goes to the polls; Baswedan elected Jakarta governor; Korean missile fails.