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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 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 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 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.
News April 15, 2017
China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ project a new journey to the West
China is attempting to reshape global trade through massive development projects across the old Silk Road of central Asia. But some fear it will bring economic disaster.
World April 15, 2017
Seoul searching as Trump, Kim face off
US and North Korea face off; Reaction to Syria’s chemical attack; Australia helps Japan with new spy agency: Novel ideas on Chinese diplomacy.