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europe July 20, 2019

Boris Johnson feels bite of Brexit trade unease

Boris Johnson aligns with Trump over leaks. Tribal killings in PNG. Staying shtum on China abuses. India aborts moon mission.

north america July 13, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein and his famous friends

The latest arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking minors has again focused world attention on the multimillionaire’s relationships with the rich and powerful.

europe June 29, 2019

Fractures show in Johnson campaign

New US sanctions on Iran. PNG leader wants local company for Manus security. Erdoğan loses Istanbul, again. Boris Johnson’s bid.

asia pacific July 6, 2019

History made as Trump runs DMZ

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Korean Demilitarized Zone. Indonesians filing lawsuit against government over Jakarta smog. Carrie Lim urged to quit as Hong Kong chief. Kamala Harris’s moment.

europe June 15, 2019

Protests erupt over Hong Kong extradition bill

Hong Kong protests. Macron messages unheeded. Samoa sinks Rocketman. Military raids Sudan camp.

europe 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.

europe February 9, 2019

Misstate of the Union

Trump's State of the Union address shows no sign of compromise. Turnaround for reputation of Fiji’s Frank Bainimarama. Messaging service used for attacks in India. Trump suspends missile treaty with Russia.

middle east December 22, 2018

Treason’s greetings

Trump's legal challenges. Report on Russian hacking during US election. China retaliates against Canada over Huawei arrest. Theresa May braces for Brexit defeat. Local ceasefire in Yemen brings hope. Morrison's Jerusalem gambit pleases no one.

middle east December 15, 2018

Conservatives vote for Theresa May to remain

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou bailed in Canada; Donald Trump’s lawyer jailed.

europe December 8, 2018

May’s flesh wound

Theresa May suffers defeats on Brexit. Trump backs down when facing Xi Jinping at G20. Trump’s former lawyer pleads guilty. Philippine journalist charged with tax fraud.

middle east December 1, 2018

Awkward meetings at the G20

Heat on Paul Manafort to tell all. Republicans hold on in Deep South. Nancy Pelosi under pressure.