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UK flags possibility of freedom of movement deal with Australia

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Australians living and working in the UK visa-free is on the table as Britain pushes for new trade deals with Australia after Brexit. The UK wants to strike up a new deal with Australia that would allow people to live and work in both countries without a visa. British Trade Secretary Liz Truss, who is […]

Elizabeth Buchanan. What Russia wants in a multipolar world?

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER,15 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin speeches during his press conference in Singapore, Singapore, November,15,2018. Vladimir Putin has arrived to Singapore with a three-days visit to attend the ASEAN Summit. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Image

Last week, Russia’s Ambassador to Australia, Alexei Pavlovsky, delivered a keynote address at the Australian National University on Russia’s strategic architect and former foreign minister, the late Yevgeny Primakov. Reflecting on the speech, it is evident that policy makers, pundits, and the general public alike have much to gain by better understanding Primakov’s work on […]

Australian government seen globally as climate ‘denialist’, UN summit observers say

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Experts at the meeting say Australia is seen as ‘engaging in greenwashing’ and using accounting tricks to meet targets. Scott Morrison is increasingly seen as running a “denialist government” that is not serious about finding a global climate solution and uses “greenwash” to meet its emissions commitments, analysts and former diplomats say. Australian observers in […]

Clyde Russell – The Russians are coming for Australia’s coal markets

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Life is set to get even more difficult for major coal exporters with Russia planning to increase shipments of the fuel and the cost advantages appearing increasingly stacked in its favour. Russia is already the third-largest supplier to the seaborne market, behind Indonesia and Australia, and is moving to take advantage of its central geographic […]

Time for a dose of Vladimir Putin’s realism in Australia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin caused a tea-cup storm on the eve of a summit of the world’s 20 largest economies with this searing observation: “Every crime must have its punishment. The liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population”. Western leaders lined up to […]

Pence: Trump won’t repeat Korea mistakes

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(NOVEMBER 15, 2018) US Vice President Mike Pence says Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won’t repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programs. The United States and North Korea have been discussing a second meeting between their […]

UN condemns North Korea rights violations

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(NOVEMBER 16, 2018) A key United Nations committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s “longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” and strongly urged its government to immediately end the abuses. The General Assembly’s human rights committee approved the resolution by consensus after Sudan failed in an attempt to delete […]

North Korea tests new ‘tactical’ weapon

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(NOVEMBER 17, 2018) North Korea’s leader has witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country’s state media reports, while Pyongyang also released a US prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations. Kim Jong-un’s visit to the test site of what North Korea’s state media called a “tactical weapon” that […]

Pompeo warns Seoul over Korea ties

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they pose for a photo in Pyongyang, North Korea, . Pompeo said that he and Kim made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency
Pompeo Asia, Pyongyang, North Korea - 07 Oct 2018

(NOVEMBER 21, 2018) The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. Speaking on Tuesday as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an […]

North Korea still using main nuclear site

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(NOVEMBER 23, 2018) North Korea appears to be still expanding operations at its main nuclear site, the UN atomic watchdog indicates. The statement by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday is a further sign that North Korea is pressing ahead with its atomic activities despite pressure from the United States for […]