British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders have voiced renewed confidence that they can secure a Brexit deal, just days after talks came to a grinding halt.
It was a bold and unorthodox plan. One that would have seen WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange escape the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he’s been holed up for six years fearing extradition to the US if he steps outside the door.
We’ve all been guilty of making off-the-cuff remarks we’d prefer weren’t repeated to the world at large. That advice comes just a bit late for Simon Bridges, New Zealand’s opposition leader.
Trump’s highly unorthodox approach to diplomacy drew widespread condemnation from the far-left and their media mouthpieces across the globe.
Opposition National Party member Jami-Lee Ross was this week accused by his superiors as leaking the details of leader Simon Bridges’ travel expenses to media.
A federal judge has dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Trump, saying the President made a ‘hyperbolic statement’ against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress’ lawyer released.
The issue in question being, just how much native blood do you really have?
In a comment that appears intended to give Saudi officials a way to back down from their outright denials, Trump suggested ‘rogue killers’ could be responsible for Khashoggi’s disappearance and presumed murder.
The war in Afghanistan is now in its 17th year. That’s more than three times as long as the Second World War. And it’s precisely that prolonged period of fighting that is giving rise to hopes of possible peace.
Assange’s legal team believes he could face lengthy jail time in the US over leaking classified documents. While the UK has yet to offer the safety guarantees as directed by the UN, the Ecuadorian government has decided to partly restore communications for Assange.
And it’s about to get a lot more interesting, and possibly highly embarrassing, for the Australian government.
His 50-48 confirmation by the Senate was a triumph for the presumption of innocence. You know, that pesky presumption that ensures you must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt…not the other way around.
Whatever the bait, Chinese operative Yanjun Xu is surely regretting his decision to travel to Belgium.
And with US inflation coming in lower than expected in the 12 months to September, at 2.3%, US President Donald Trump has a point in questioning the Federal Reserve’s spate of interest rate increases.
Legislation passed in 2017 allows the Chinese government to incarcerate citizens for, among other things, the refusal to listen to public radio and television broadcasts.
There’s no shortage of rhetoric coming from the rattled Iranian regime. And at the end of the day, bombast may be the only tool at their disposal.
People love a scoreboard. Today with the IMF meeting in Bali, we have a chance to assess the current scoreboard in the US–China trade war.
Mrs Trump was interviewed on Wednesday during her trip to Kenya by US TV network ABC and asked whether she supports the #MeToo movement.
While Democrats and some misguided feminists bemoaned the outcome, it was a victory for the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’. And the uncorroborated allegations levelled against Kavanaugh lacked that burden of proof.
But unlike some high profile exits, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s resignation is voluntary. And it comes without any animosity from the White House.
The national average price for unleaded reached a painful $1.53 in Australia last month. While that’s not good news for cash strapped Aussies, spare a thought for those across the ditch.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hailed ‘significant progress’ in talks with Kim at the weekend and said the sides were ‘pretty close’ to settling details for another summit between Kim and Trump.
It’s fine to revere these symbols…as long as you remember that’s all they are. A representation of what you believe in. Distancing yourself emotionally from your icon of choice will give you tremendous power by removing other people’s power over you.
This was the situation former foreign minister Julie Bishop faced in 2014 when then Prime Minister Tony Abbott passed the ‘shirtfronting’ baton over to her.
While public sentiment has gradually been shifting towards an amicable divorce from the British royal family over the past decades, if a referendum were held today it would remain a close call.
Desperate to derail Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, lefty politicians and their media mouthpieces threw their weight behind several uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct.
Saying no to the Paris agreement is not about climate change denial, it’s not even about saying no to reducing emissions, it’s about ensuring Australia’s economic health.
The most recent incident saw destroyers from the two nations come dangerously close to colliding as the US conducted freedom of navigation exercises off the Spratly Islands.
The uncorroborated accusations of sexual misconduct date back to high school and university parties. And they materialised just as it appeared the conservative leaning Kavanaugh was a shoo-in for a lifetime role on the Court.
It would have been nice to see North Korea move towards immediate nuclear disarmament following US President Donald Trump’s historic summit with Kim Jong-un in June this year. But that’s not how things work in the real world.