Thursday, September 21, 2017

World

World

'My fear is they just won't bother': the cold callers turning out the marriage...

On Saturday afternoon, in a park in Sydney’s inner west, 30 young people gathered in the sun to debrief about the past hour they had spent cold calling for the yes campaign for...

Azerbaijan Laundromat: Merkel ally 'received cash from regime'

Revelations over payments by Azerbaijan to European politicians have seeped into the German election as it emerged that a close ally of Angela Merkel allegedly received money from the authoritarian regime. The revelations are...

Disruption’s double standard: tech firms get rich but street vendors get fined

From their spot on the sidewalk outside San Francisco’s Dolores Park, Miguel Muniz and Juan Anguiano could see children running around the playground and hundreds of hipsters lounging on a grassy hillside amid...

'Faustian bargain': defence fears over Australian university's $100m China partnership

A world-first collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Chinese government, celebrated as a $100m innovation partnership, opens a Pandora’s box of strategic and commercial risks for Australia, according to...

Use economic pressure to force North Korea to negotiate, Australia says

The foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has warned further pressure will be brought to bear on North Korea, as the US seeks to remind the “rocket man” that military options remain on the table. Bishop,...

'They are victims': the Indonesians jailed in Australia and their five-year legal battle

For Indonesian lawyer Lisa Hiariej, taking on the Australian government has been a bit like waiting for Godot. It is almost five years since she decided to take legal action on behalf of 115...

'Proud to be Mexican': Meet the baby whose huge image gazes over the border

The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale – 65ft...

Hurricane Maria: storm strengthens as it heads towards battered Caribbean

Another powerful storm was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands...

Top Trump officials signal US could stay in Paris climate agreement

Senior Trump administration officials on Sunday signalled a further softening of America’s resolve to leave the Paris climate accord, amid signs that the issue will be discussed at the United Nations general assembly...

Margrethe Vestager: ‘We are doing this because people are angry’

In the unhinged 18 months since the EU referendum was called, I’ve listened to and made many arguments about the folly and hubris of Brexit, but I’ve never encountered any argument quite as...

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Air Canada near miss: picture shows how close planes came to...

Images show Air Canada flight 759 attempting to land at the San Francisco international airport. Top is a map of...