In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate…
You will land in big trouble if you try to rob a bank. (Don’t do it people.) But when banks rob us, we will worry about whether they might have an attitude problem.
Minister gets inadequate advice from departmental officials, gets caught out. That’s embarrassing, but hardly of lasting impact…
Of all the major outposts of Empire, New Zealand has always been the very last to shed its fascination with the British royals.
Of all the crimes committed by the Saudi regime, it has been this revenge killing ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince that has finally brought universal condemnation.
From now on it seems, firms will only need to re-invest a paltry $50,000 in research and development – half the previous amount – to qualify for a sizeable tax break.
Over the past six weeks, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has emerged from the pack as Trump’s likely Democratic rival in 2020.
On suffrage day – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite attempts to ignore and silence then.
Dutifully, the Pacific Islands Forum meeting is described each year as the region’s most important gathering of leaders…
Currently, Amy Klobuchar is enjoying 60% approval ratings in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 by only 1.5 percentage points.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini used the occasion in Wellington to challenge the White House intensely, over Iran.
On Thursday, Acting PM Winston Peters will be playing host to the nearest thing to his doppelganger in the Asia-Pacific region.
There’s a highly undemocratic reason why hopes of the US midterm elections putting a break on the Trump presidency may be frustrated.
Tough on Europe over trade, at the G-7. Tough on Europe over defence, at NATO. And utterly smitten as usual by Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit.
Tracking Hawaii’s ongoing volcanic eruption
The recent upsurge in asylum seekers is only a fraction of the 1,643,679 people who sought asylum in fiscal year 2000 without the US sinking under the weight.
One of the world’s most influential bureaucrats will launch the process of a trade pact between the EU and NZ.
When and how does the government propose to change the key drivers of New Zealand’s bizarrely high – and economically unaffordable – rates of imprisonment?
After shredding America’s relationships with its traditional G-7 allies, US President Donald Trump is about to sit down to pursue a deal with North Korea
We are now only a week away from the meeting in Singapore between North Korea’s Kim Yong–Un and US President Donald Trump
For all the talk of the modernizing effect Meghan Markle could have on the Royal Family, the House of Windsor may be resistant to any change beyond the purely decorative.
The demonstrations had come in the wider context of laws designed to restrict the movement and employment of those penned up in the equivalent of an open air prison…
As David Lange once said, it is almost impossible to get New Zealand to think about Indonesia, the huge nation sitting right on our doorstep.
The #MeToo campaign has been approached by Sweden in an impressively systematic fashion.
Other countries regard trade deals as an adjunct of diplomacy and defence and proceed accordingly.
Gun ownership in the US is a mystery to New Zealanders, and so is the constitutional fetish that surrounds it.
In itself, the indictment of 13 Russian nationals wlll do little to change views on the Mueller investigation
The Dow has precious little to do with the NZ sharemarket…
Every now and then the US system erupts and throws up a piece of political magma that can’t be described or explained in any rational fashion.