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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands beside US President Joe Biden and other world leaders posing for a family photo during the Nato summit.

China insulted by NATO ‘threat’ label, Russia reacts to alliance expansion

China called NATO a source of instability but Anthony Albanese doubled down saying the summit succeeded in reasserting the rules-based international order.

  • by Rob Harris

Opinion & Perspectives

Independence? Now? Rebellious Scots should think again

There’s a fresh push for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom. But another Scottish independence referendum is no guaranteed success, and there are other reasons why it might be a bad idea.

Therese Raphael

Endgame nears for Trump as chaotic cadre unravels

The congressional hearings into the January 6 Capitol riots have revealed the full dangerous mayhem of the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency. And there’s more to come.

Time to enshrine women’s rights into the US constitution

The US Supreme Court abortion ruling has taken women’s rights back half a century. The only real action that can be taken now is to amend the constitution, which written by white men 250 years ago.

Shivani Gopal
Shivani Gopal

CEO of The Remarkable Woman and women’s rights commentator

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Donald Trump says the riots were ‘greatest movement in the history of our country’.

Endgame nears for Trump as chaotic cadre unravels

The congressional hearings into the January 6 Capitol riots have revealed the full dangerous mayhem of the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency. And there’s more to come.

  • by Bill Wyman
A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launching from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii in 2020. The Pentagon is developing hypersonic war-fighting capabilities.

Failed test a fresh setback for US hypersonic missile program

It’s the second unsuccessful test flight of the prototype weapon Conventional Prompt Strike that is to rival Russian, Chinese and North Korean weapons.

  • by Jon Herskovitz and Tony Capaccio

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Students march with a Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule at Scientia Secondary School in Hong Kong on Thursday.

Carrie Lam’s banquet for Xi Jinping cancelled due to rampant COVID

The Chinese president arrives in Hong Kong to cement Beijing’s control and farewell CEO Carrie Lam. But he’ll have to live with the virus while there.

  • by Kari Lindberg and Rebecca Choong Wilkins
Penny Wong with her brother James, eating fishball congee on Thursday in Kota Kinabalu.

‘I’m Penny Wong and I was born here’: Australia’s new soft power in Asia

Australia’s foreign minister has made a memorable return to the Malaysian city of her birth and hopes her south-east Asian heritage will be an asset.

  • by Chris Barrett

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