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World May 18, 2019
Midterms shore up Duterte stronghold
China–US trade war ramping up. Fiji holds forum on climate change. Philippine midterm election results. Trump pressures Iran.
World April 27, 2019
Sri Lanka looks for clues on bombings
China holds second forum on Belt and Road Initiative. Ukraine elects comedian as president. Motivation unknown for Sri Lanka terrorism.
World May 04, 2019
Modi re-election likely in Indian elections
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is expected to win a second term in this month’s Indian elections, although Rahul Gandhi’s Congress party may be gaining ground.
World April 20, 2019
Women and youth rise up in Sudan
Venezuelans suffering in superpower standoff. Red Cross reveals New Zealand nurse is a Daesh hostage. Joko Widodo looking the winner in Indonesia election.
World April 13, 2019
Likely fifth term for Benjamin Netanyahu
Libya after Gaddafi. Indonesians choosing not to vote. Nine guilty over Occupy movement. Israeli election results.
World April 06, 2019
Joko Widodo aims for holo election win
Election setback for Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Joko Widodo using holograms to sell his message. Brunei introduces anti-gay laws. Gerrymandering in the US.
World March 30, 2019
Foreign policy challenge next for Jacinda Ardern
Donald Trump oversells Mueller investigation findings. NZ prime minister heads to China. Serious questions about Thailand’s election. Benjamin Netanyahu in surprise TV interview.
World March 23, 2019
Grand debate quiets Macron detractors
Italy moves to join Belt and Road Initiative. Taiwanese leader wooing independence allies. Prayuth Chan-ocha recasting his image for Thai election. The Macron Show tours France to assuage protesters.
World March 16, 2019
May needs third chance for Brexit
Daesh's last Syrian enclave set to fall. Oil spill off Solomon Islands. Russia plans to disconnect local internet from the web. May's Brexit chaos continues.
World March 09, 2019
Surgical Strike 2.0 sees tension escalate
India’s retaliatory strikes on Pakistan. Australia–Indonesia trade deal. China’s National People’s Congress. The new Arab Spring.
World March 02, 2019
Making nuclear summits great again
Trump and Kim hold second summit on North Korea’s nuclear program. Marshall Islands seeks to lift atolls as climate change sees oceans rise. The US plans to send further aid and impose additional sanctions on Venezuela. ISIS brides in limbo.
World February 23, 2019
West losing its grip on the global order
Merkel attacks new ‘home alone’ approach by US, while Pence warns Europe over purchasing Russian arms. China puts limits on Australian coal imports and rebukes New Zealand. UNHCR condemns arrest of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa. Shinzō Abe nominates Donald Trump for Nobel peace prize, at White House's request.
World February 16, 2019
Refugee footballer back in Australia
Turkey condemns mass detention of Uygur people in China, as video is released of missing singer. Soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi returns from Thailand. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán exempts tax for women bearing four or more children. Germany plans end to all coal-power generation.