FBI probe lands its director in firing line

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

Trump plays low-key for Turnbull visit

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

Donald Trump’s grandiose Mexico promise hits a wall

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

France prepares to put Le Pen to paper

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

Putin’s allies dispute Syria link to St Petersburg bomber

Hamish McDonald
Bashar al-Assad denies responsibility for chemical attack; Xi Jinping visiting Mar-a-Lago; Donald Trump diplomacy.

Malcolm Turnbull pulls China treaty ratification

Hamish McDonald
Arabs paying price for US bungling; Hamas changes policy; Britain begins exit from European Union.

The everyday tools of the modern terrorist

Hamish McDonald
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Australia; Rex Tillerson in Asia; FBI denies wire-tapping Trump Tower.

Trump’s presidency begins with a bang not a whimper

Hamish McDonald
Focus on US marines in Darwin; testing times ahead; Brexit tensions.

Peace more polarised as terror takes reins

Hamish McDonald
Unholy conflict; China warning shot; Ahok judgement; Euro loses currency

China hawks in Donald Trump team behind Taiwan call

Hamish McDonald
Taiwan trade risk; NZ friendlier for seasonal workers from Pacific Islands; Italy’s PM resigns.

Europe elections may follow Brexit–Trump trend

Hamish McDonald
South Korea’s Park offers to fall on her sword; China eyes change; James Curran forecasts less united states.

Shinzō Abe tries to get a read on US-Japan alliance

Hamish McDonald
Third arrow misfire; Vlad-handing; LDP bloodline flows Down Under; Trump’s Razzie.

China arrests threaten Packer’s Barangaroo

Hamish McDonald
What happens to Mosul after Daesh?; Hillary Clinton plays Donald Trump in final debate; Julian Assange’s internet outage.

Rude awakening for Trump’s supporters

Hamish McDonald
Trump’s locker-room talk hits support; Republicans stand back from candidate; Russian hacks not helping; South Australian citizens contributing to nuclear debate.

US hangs up on Russia over Aleppo bombing

Hamish McDonald
Trump and Clinton recruit former CIA chiefs; Insiders vie to be Jakarta’s governor; Referendum blues in Hungary and Colombia

Russia and The Australian’s Greg Sheridan call win for Trump

Hamish McDonald
US unclear on nuclear first strike; deadlier weapons heading to Aleppo; The Hague orders Australia into mediation with Timor-Leste over maritime boundary.

Syrian truce over as aid convoy bombed

Hamish McDonald
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

Australia to work with Russia in Syria

Hamish McDonald
US buzzes Korea; Cosying up to Brits; Clinton’s ill tidings; Russia’s Trump card

People’s tribunal finds Australia guilty over nuclear weapons

Hamish McDonald
Weasel words at UN working group; Turkish president moves to head off Kurds; Russia ‘shows off’.

Clinton v Trump campaign begins

Hamish McDonald
Conciliatory Akihito to stand down; Tony Jones blunders on myth of ‘Croatian Six’; Always smile at a crocodile; Jokowi restores tough minister

Nice terror, police killings fuel global right’s message of fear

Hamish McDonald
Republicans drop ‘two-state’ solution; Erdoğan consolidates power after coup; envelope journalism by app.

Hague rules against China’s ‘9-dash line’

Hamish McDonald
Abe targets Japan’s pacifist constitution; North Korean anger over US missile base in South Korea; New British prime minister Theresa May.

Chilcot Report drops bomb on Tony Blair and British Labour

Hamish McDonald
Ruling on China’s maritime claims; Ramadan ends with suicide attacks; Hillary Clinton questioned by FBI; two women vying for Tory leadership.

What next after Brexit?

Paola Totaro
As the reality of Britain’s Brexit vote sinks in, racism and economic uncertainty are on the rise, amid wild speculation over what might happen next.

Stinging London looks for a Brexit strategy

Hamish McDonald
Boris dancing?; Nukes subplot; Istanbul attack; Timor recruits US

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