It’s hard to imagine what Julian Assange has been going through for the past six years. But, for better or worse, his embassy travails may be coming to an abrupt end.
Rather than learn from their neighbour’s history, it appears Iran may now be bent on taking the same path. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran.
Despite it’s good intentions, the hospital ship will not be dropping anchor in any nations that diplomatically acknowledge Taiwan. That includes Tuvalu, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Nauru and Kiribati. Many of them places where a state of the art hospital ship could make a real difference in people’s lives.
When you’re scrolling the weekly mainstream news, there’s a scarce chance that you won’t find some outlandish claims being made against Donald Trump.
But after the wave of resignations, which came only hours after May had appeared to have won over her cabinet, Brexit, or at least the Brexit that the British citizens thought they voted for, appears to be all but dead in the water.
For those that don’t know, the purpose of NATO is to provide for the mutual defence of its allies — firstly through deterrence and then, if provoked, a joint response to any attack on a member nation.
In just a few weeks, Cambodia is set to start their contentious national elections. But according to a new cyber security report, Chinese hackers have successfully targeted the country’s electoral process.
This week could be the set of a political drama as US President Donald Trump goes abroad. And after a myriad of complaints directed toward his Western allies, the upcoming NATO meeting will be one to watch.
The Australian Tribune has long argued that Brexit is unlikely to happen. The idea that the ‘Deep State’ and global bureaucracy will let a sovereign nation leave the clutches of the EU was always a long shot.
US President Donald Trump, for one, isn’t happy with the high prices US voters are paying to fill up their cars. Not only does he want to appear to be doing something to help them. He wants to ensure petrol prices come down before the US mid-term elections in November.
More than 40 secondary schools in the United Kingdom have recently banned skirts as part of their school uniforms. Reasons cited for the move include an attempt to curb bullying of transgender students, and prevent the over-sexualisation of young girls.
With the Canadian government taking steps to legalise marijuana, many predict that matters are set to steer in a new direction. The potential for economic growth for the country is huge.
May has defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament, leaving plans for Britain’s departure from the EU still largely on track but her authority weakened. MPs supported the government’s position to reject amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that challenged May’s commitment to leave the bloc’s customs union and single market.
Shorten said he disagreed with ‘using people on Manus and Nauru as political scoring points for a debate in Australia’. But when asked again if that meant he would end indefinite detention, he couldn’t conjure a real response.
US President Donald Trump has described his day with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as both historic and progressive. The entire world sat back anxiously on Tuesday as the two leaders exchanged terms of peace with one another.
Well, it finally happened. US President Donald Trump met with Chairman Kim Jong-un…and the results were surprisingly positive. Everyone ended the day as a winner. But one group might have come out on top…
The Institute for Economics and Peace released their annual report on world peace last week. Although Australia comes out OK, it paints a bleak picture for the world at large.
Trump is willing to defend his country and allies against hostilities, but his peaceful intentions outweigh any form of aggressive approach. As we approach the summit, we become closer to finding out if North Korea are willing to turn over a new leaf.
It seems that with each layer of this issue we peel back, more Chinese influence can be found staring us in face. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of the problem, and it won’t be the last.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop didn’t feel any bit of warmth when she met with counterpart Wang Yi in Argentina, earlier this week. He merely lectured her briefly regarding Australia’s shortcomings.
In Scandinavia, there are rumours of an approaching war. Over these last weeks, Sweden have reissued a civil defence pamphlet to each of its 4.8 million households, titled ‘Om krisen eller kriget kommer’ (‘If crisis or war comes’).
Trump knows there won’t be a fairytale ending with North Korea, despite how well things have been going so far. But one thing we know about US President Donald Trump, he gets the job done.
China’s growing influence over its neighbours has become a major issue in the upcoming 14 June elections for the tiny Pacific nation of the Cook Islands.
After US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, issues with Palestine arose. Tensions in Palestine have reached high levels, as its people in West Bank and Gaza are encouraged to protest Trump’s move.
Following their release, all three prisoners appeared in good health, as stated by US President Donald Trump. The return of the American citizens removes any potential tension the two nations may face during the summit meeting.
Malaysian police say they have cracked open an international people-smuggling syndicate. This comes after intercepting a modified tanker carrying 131 Sri Lankans, believed to be bound for NZ and Australian shores.
As China’s wealth and power grow, so do its government’s demands on foreign companies and nations wishing to do business there. And when you’re talking about a totalitarian regime like China’s, caving in to these demands is a perilously slippery slope.
Donald Trump has exempted Australia from the steel and aluminium trade tariffs. But not the EU. 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium now apply against the EU. The US and the EU strain increases. Setting off arguments before the World Trade Organisation.
China has been busy wooing Taiwan’s friends away. And the Dominican Republic caved in to China’s ‘soft diplomacy’ this week. This came in the form of a US$3 billion (AU$4 billion) low interest loan to fund much needed infrastructure in the impoverished country.
Our second speaker, Tim Murray, had some shocking insights into China’s global political and economic ambitions. But the real bombshell came when an audience member asked him for his thoughts on China’s ‘one belt one road’ initiative.