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World October 08, 2016
US hangs up on Russia over Aleppo bombing
Trump and Clinton recruit former CIA chiefs; Insiders vie to be Jakarta’s governor; Referendum blues in Hungary and Colombia
World October 01, 2016
Russia and The Australian’s Greg Sheridan call win for Trump
US unclear on nuclear first strike; deadlier weapons heading to Aleppo; The Hague orders Australia into mediation with Timor-Leste over maritime boundary.
Opinion October 01, 2016
What really happens at Pine Gap
“Of Pine Gap's 54 antennas, why can’t we have one or two working for us before the bomb goes off? We should be searching for JI members who log in on any system, anywhere, any time.”
World September 24, 2016
Syrian truce over as aid convoy bombed
US bill for wars estimated at $5 trillion; Putin gains more seats; Anti-immigrant party joins Berlin’s local parliament; Labour activist found guilty after Thai factory exposé
World September 17, 2016
Australia to work with Russia in Syria
US buzzes Korea; Cosying up to Brits; Clinton’s ill tidings; Russia’s Trump card
World September 10, 2016
China tightens grip on its citizens abroad
Chinese donations scare overblown; Building with LegCo; Trumputin hacks; Riady to come clean
News September 03, 2016
Timor-Leste backing oil development before Hague ruling
Timor-Leste’s leaders are at odds over progressing with plans for a huge oil and gas project despite the uncertain outcome of talks in The Hague over maritime boundaries.
World September 03, 2016
Flexible communists to host world leaders
US, China rivalry a key EAS focus; Pivot turns sour; Asia shake-up as old foes get closer
World August 27, 2016
People’s tribunal finds Australia guilty over nuclear weapons
Weasel words at UN working group; Turkish president moves to head off Kurds; Russia ‘shows off’.
World August 20, 2016
Scott Morrison pulls the plug on China Ausgrid deal
Hong Kong writer’s column suspended by economic journal; Rape atrocity in South Sudan may lift UN presence; Ruddock needs updating for new human rights role.
News August 13, 2016
The military ponders the Thai royal succession
Does the imminent ascension to the throne of Thailand’s playboy prince Vajiralongkorn make it more or less likely the military junta will loosen its grip on power?
World August 13, 2016
Al-Qaeda affiliates renounce jihadism
India’s bold GST; Japan’s succession; Thai Prince Duntroon links; Kim goes for gold