The Americans have now thrown the Kurds under the bus and created the ideal conditions for an IS comeback – all done so that Donald Trump can brag he brought the US troops home.
An extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders.
David Hisco’s nine years as CEO of ANZ (while his expense claims went by unbothered by board oversight) has been a weird echo of the nine years of social neglect by the previous National government.
Farm debt in New Zealand has exploded by 270% in the last 20 years, to around $63 billion.
Simon Bridges has unveiled a heavenly vision of a “Not Tax But Still Spend” government.
The history of harm done by the US military is now tending to obscure the harm that’s being done by the polar opposite impulse: American isolationism.
If David Parker really wants to hone his crisis-managing chops, he maybe should be turning his attention to the Western Sahara
No more money was supposedly available to resolve the nurses dispute. Yet in the wake of industrial action taken by the nurses, another $38 million has been found…
Centre-left governments will give Defence whatever it says it needs, for fear that a “No” will result in them being labelled a bunch of peaceniks.
We are now only a week away from the meeting in Singapore between North Korea’s Kim Yong–Un and US President Donald Trump
Other countries regard trade deals as an adjunct of diplomacy and defence and proceed accordingly.
Zimbabwe, on the morning after…
Sometimes friends have to tell friends they’re acting crazy…
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.
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.
It would be nice to know (a) what the guy in Pyongyang is thinking about all this and (b) what an achievable strategy goal for the US might look like.
Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been persuaded to pony up an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit
Should Edgecumbe residents who don’t have enough (or any) insurance still receive assistance from central government – or not?
Now that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in.