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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Danziger: Guanxi In Oz

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for theRutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from theWall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of […]

June 15, 2017
Trump confronts press

Combative Trump: ‘How Does The Press Get This Information?’

His main complaint was that the news media had uncovered leaks about intercepted communications between Michael Flynn, ousted this week as national security adviser and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kisylak, and leaks about his own conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. “The first thing I thought of, how does the press get this information?” he asked.

February 16, 2017

6 Countries Trump Has Already Insulted And Provoked

Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.

February 5, 2017

Turnbull Topples Abbott, To Become Australia’s Fifth PM In Eight Years

Australia’s conservatives throw out unpopular right-wing leader, bring in new prime minister who supports the environment and marriage equality.

September 14, 2015

Endorse This: An Elephant Goes Pro

Watch as this great creature interacts with his zookeeper friend in a game of catch, puts a baseball cap on the man’s head — and of course, enjoys some nice fruit treats.

August 13, 2015

Endorse This: When A Conservative Did Something About Guns

Former Australian prime minister John Howard explained: “How many more people need to be murdered by a madman to convince the government to do something?”

June 19, 2015
World, Malaysian Airlines, Search, Australia, China,

Search Area For MH370 To Be Doubled If Necessary

Search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight will extend to a new area of seabed next month, doubling the current area being covered.

April 16, 2015

Endorse This: Conservative Leader Offends His Entire Country With ‘A Holocaust Of Jobs’

Australia’s right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott just narrowly survived an effort by his own party to bounce him out of office. So obviously, his next move should be to respond to the latest rising unemployment numbers — by saying on the floor of Parliament late last week that his Labor Party opponents had been responsible for “a holocaust of jobs” in the defense industry.

Click above to watch Abbott’s latest effort to further mangle his already staggering unpopularity — then share this video!

February 16, 2015

Australians Mourn Siege Victims, Ask Why Gunman Was Free On Bail

Could Australian authorities have done more to prevent Monday’s attack?

December 16, 2014
Two hostages (L) run for cover behind a policeman (R) during a hostage siege in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014

Police Storm Cafe Where Hostages Held In Sydney; Gunman Said To Be Radical Cleric

Get the latest on the hostage standoff in Sydney.

December 15, 2014
Infrastructure, carbon, emissions, supreme court, pollution, EPA, climate change, law

In Global Climate Talks, Some Major Polluters Drag Their Feet

Now that the U.S. and China are stepping up on climate change, will developing nations do their part?

December 12, 2014

Endorse This: It’s Time — For An Australian Sex Party

We just don’t see anything like this in the United States: The Australian Sex Party.

December 2, 2014

Putin Resists Western Offensive As Testy G20 Closes

Tension toward Putin flared at the international G20 summit.

November 17, 2014

U.S. Official: Obama Unveils $3 Billion Contribution To UN Climate Fund

Learn more about the president’s latest big move to fight climate change.

November 14, 2014

Australia Authorities Foil Islamic State Plot For Public Beheadings

Fifteen suspects were arrested for plotting a terrorist attack in Australia.

September 18, 2014

Wither The Great Barrier Reef

“The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef From Captain Cook To Climate Change” by Iain McCalman tells the story of northeast Australia’s 1430 mile-long natural marvel from its discovery by European explorers to the ravages of climate change. “Just who discovered the reef is a matter of conjecture. Certainly Captain James Cook encountered […]

August 25, 2014

Australia, United States Appalled At Decapitated Head Photo

By Martin Parry Sydney (AFP) — A shocking image of what is believed to be the young son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria shows how barbaric the Islamic State “terrorist army” is, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday. He made the comment while announcing Australia will likely join airdrops of […]

August 11, 2014

Spain Mourns World Cup Exit, More Victims In Line

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Defending champions Spain slumped into mourning over their disastrous World Cup exit on Thursday ahead of a clash between England and Uruguay that could see another famous name fatally wounded. A picture of midfielder Andres Iniesta, his head in his hands after the 2-0 defeat by Chile, symbolized the end […]

June 19, 2014

Spain-Netherlands Repeat Dominates Upcoming World Cup Games

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Defending champions Spain take on the Netherlands in a re-run of the 2010 final that dominates Friday’s World Cup games. Australia enter the tournament against South American dark horses Chile in the same Group B battle, while Mexico play Cameroon in Group A. Andres Iniesta’s goal was all that separated […]

June 13, 2014

Australia Warns Meth Pandemic As Drug Busts Hit Record

Sydney (AFP) – Australia is facing a crystal meth pandemic, authorities warned Tuesday as they announced arrests and seizures over illicit drugs reached an all-time high last year. The government-run Australian Crime Commission (ACC) said in a report that the situation was “gravely serious,” with international cartels at the heart of the problem. “National illicit […]

April 29, 2014

New Signal Detected In Hunt For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from the Boeing 777’s black boxes, Australian authorities said. The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that can pick up such […]

April 10, 2014

Australia Says Plane Search Efforts Are Only Increasing

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Crews continued searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean west of Australia on Tuesday as authorities emphasized ramped-up efforts to determine what happened to the airliner that went missing March 8. Officials said an Australian military ship towing a pinger locator — which can scan […]

April 1, 2014

Satellite Spots 122 Objects In Malaysia Jet Search Area

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Malaysian authorities said Wednesday they were encouraged by new satellite images provided by France showing 122 floating objects off the Australian coast that could be debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The discovery bolstered hopes of finding the wreckage in the choppy seas 1,500 miles southwest […]

March 26, 2014

Australia Says Debris May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Barbara Demick and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that two objects that could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had been seen by satellite off the western coast of Australia. “New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search … in […]

March 20, 2014

Scientists Identify Oldest Crystal On Earth — 4.4 Billion Years Old

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times The oldest known material on Earth is a tiny bit of zircon crystal that has remained intact for an incredible 4.4 billion years, a study confirms. The ancient remnant of the early Earth may change the way we think about how our planet first formed. The crystal is the […]

February 24, 2014