north america

europe July 2, 2022

NATO places 260,000 more troops on high alert

US creates a five-nation group to strengthen ties with Pacific Islands. Sri Lanka’s economic crisis deepens. Impact of the overturning of Roe v Wade.

north america June 18, 2022

Public hearings examine a ‘dark day’ for US democracy

What Trump and Fox lied about, and the former president’s comeback plans.

europe June 4, 2022

Biden vows to send more military support to Ukraine

Pacific Islands reject Beijing deal. First visit to China by UN human rights chief since 2005. Canada tightens guns laws while US maintains status quo.

europe May 21, 2022

Finland and Sweden apply for NATO membership

New Zealand trials help for lower-income families to get electric vehicles. North Korea in lockdown as Covid-19 cases grow. US Treasury calls for regulation of volatile cryptocurrencies.

europe May 14, 2022

Putin’s Victory Day marks stalemate in war

The resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa fails to quell violence in Sri Lanka. Clashes near PNG’s Porgera goldmine lead to 17 deaths. Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins Philippine presidential election.

middle east June 30, 2018

Trump goes hog wild on trade tariffs

Trump's tariff war escalates. US Muslim travel ban upheld. Erdoğan maintains grip on Turkey. Greyhound racing ends in Asia with Macau closure.

europe June 23, 2018

Trump keeps families together – in custody

Trump relents on family separations. Merkel under pressure over asylum seekers. Rhetoric heats up for US–China trade war.

europe June 16, 2018

Trump trolls Trudeau after Quebec G7

Trump goes his own way on trade. Italy turns back refugees. Activists jailed in Hong Kong.

europe June 8, 2018

Trump and Kim head to Singapore

US and North Korea ready for talks. Italy swings right. Islamists and secularists will face off in Indonesian poll.

asia pacific May 26, 2018

Diplomacy à la Kim Jong-un

While some may see Kim Jong-un as ill equipped to broker deals on the world stage, nothing could be further from the truth.

middle east May 19, 2018

Gaza killings as Trump moves embassy

US embassy moves to Jerusalem. Family bombers in Java. Anwar Ibrahim released.