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.
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.
It has been a grimly fascinating week for Brexit train (wreck) spotters.
The price of oil at the pump is always a highly political issue.
Zimbabwe, on the morning after…
A List of Thing Mates Don’t Let Mates Do, Based on a Google Search and/or the Fact Asylum Seekers are Human Beings
There’s a precedent for the fall of Mugabe…
The question is not whether the original TPP will be changed – it will be by how much, depending on what extent of changes the signatories can abide.
Prime Parts of Hawaii Are for Sale, As Is Where Is
A recent MIT report suggests that the American public is far more tolerant of the mass killing of civilians than the media tend to assume.
As candidate and President alike, Trump has been a bad salesman for the policies he espouses.
If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict.
EU competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on Google, with anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making.
Anyone feeling that the watchdog roles of the media and Parliament have seen justice done to the scoundrel behind the taping scandal… well, maybe they should think again.
Emmanuel Macron’s “revolution” will complete its electoral phase with the final round of voting for the Assemblee Nationale.
One of the other factors evident in yesterday’s fire is the speed with which the fire climbed the outer shell of the building once it had escaped from its original site.
Evidently, Labour wants to branded itself with swing voters as an anti-immigration party making concerned noises about the festering irritations of living and working in Auckland.
Ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek.
In the wake of the Comey testimony, one of Donald Trump’s White House defenders has claimed in her boss’s defence: “The President is not a liar.”
Tillerson’s sober re-assurances to PM Bill English that the US remains committed to global and regional engagement count for very little.
Rex Tillerson will be welcomed in style – even though he could fairly be called the least influential person in decades to hold the post.
Naturally, Trump has framed his decision as a patriotic duty. Yet the withdrawal will do next to nothing to restore American jobs and communities.