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Ukraine on the brink of war can still be saved

Even Vladimir Putin would understand if faced with a united West that he would only lose in the long term by invading Ukraine. Now is the time for smart diplomacy.

With his presidency in the balance, Biden must switch on Truman show

After a year in the White House, Joe Biden’s presidential agenda has stalled and America’s democracy continues to fray. So, how does he regain control and guide the country back from the brink?

Bruce Wolpe
Bruce Wolpe

Senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre and former political staffer.

Turnbull had the right idea on China

Malcolm Turnbull has had his critics over the years – including this writer – but it’s now absolutely clear that Turnbull’s policy towards China was very much in Australia’s best interests.

Tom Switzer
Tom Switzer

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With his presidency in the balance, Biden must switch on Truman show

After a year in the White House, Joe Biden’s presidential agenda has stalled and America’s democracy continues to fray. So, how does he regain control and guide the country back from the brink?

  • by Bruce Wolpe
US President Joe Biden’s agenda is on the line.

Joe Biden agenda struggles as voting rights defeat looms

Bernie Sanders has repeatedly warned this month that the Democrats needed to make a “course correction” or risk losing more working people to the Republicans.

  • by Farrah Tomazin

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Workers with Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department remove small animals from the Little Boss pet store.

Pets the latest sacrifice in China’s attempt to hold fortress COVID-zero

With Delta and Omicron on the rise, the country is dealing with mass lockdowns in eight cities, hamster exterminations in Hong Kong and international mail restrictions in Beijing.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Hong Kong is turning to social restrictions over a  number of omicron cases.

Hong Kong to kill 2000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Hong Kong will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals.

  • by Zen Soo

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This image provided by UN satellite service show volcanic ash covering the main island of Tonga.

Help on the way after Tongan volcano wipes out houses on outlying islands

The Tongan government reported extensive damage to housing on outlying islands following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano.

  • by Mike Foley

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