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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Rundle: Democrats to lose the Senate, but Hillary’s waiting in the wings

The United States midterm elections are nearing, and it looks like it’s going to be war between Congress and the White House for the next two years. But that might be just fine with Hillary.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

Rundle: zombies run (well, shuffle) amok on the streets of Denver

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself surrounded by fat men with guns and the slavering undead.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Iron ore miners, beware: China is not going to keep buying our resources

China’s economy is slowing, and its housing market is in the toilet. While Treasury forecasts suggest everything is fine, underneath the surface the cracks are beginning to show.

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Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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THE WORLD | 10

Why George Brandis wants to throw me in jail

I travelled to Iraq to see the effects of the war being waged in my name. But under the Foreign Fighters Bill, I could be prosecuted and jailed — and I would have no defence, writes freelance journalist Dan Moss.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

China’s anti-corruption campaign could hurt Aussie unis

The most important meeting of China’s Communist Party will begin today. On the agenda is a possible overhaul of China’s legal system — but its anti-corruption campaign has already begun to take its toll.

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THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Abbott woos Jokowi, party invite in hand

Today the real work begins for incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 12 UNLOCK?

Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

There’s a feeling of “not this again”, as women and pro-choice supporters gear up to fight oppressive laws which seek to grant “personhood” to zygotes.

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THE WORLD | 20 UNLOCK?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Halloween horror-show

The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | THE WORLD | 16 UNLOCK?

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman’s first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai’s goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 7 UNLOCK?

Ebola-wielding terrorists/immigrants and the politics of fear

Ebola is in the US! Maybe IS agents have it! Maybe Mexicans! Crikey’s writer-at-large finds the Ebola narrative fits in perfectly with Americans’ terror of everything.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Rundle: in Iowa, America’s heartland and one of its only real contests

One of the most interesting contests of the mid-terms is happening out on the prairie.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 1

The battle for Beijing could destabilise Canberra

Next August the government will choose a new ambassador to China. But with numerous forces competing for what could be the first political appointment, Abbott might not be the prime minister to send the newbie to Beijing.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 7 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the storm rages on in Ferguson, with clear skies a long way off

The protests in Ferguson rage on, but some involved are beginning to question the effectiveness of action without a clear goal or strategy.

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GLENN DYER | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

China and US in trade tug-of-war, with Australia stuck in the middle

China’s push for a new, World Bank-style global institution, along with its decision to reintroduce tariffs on coal imports, has wedged Australia into a precarious position.

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THE WORLD | 11 UNLOCK?

An ‘apocalyptic death cult’? What IS really wants

Western politicians talk about Islamic State as a devastating, almost mythical terrorist organisation that only wants evil and destruction. Freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian finds the group is more of a mid-sized militia.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 2

Rundle goes deep undercover at the new coalface of American politics

American liberals don’t wage their wars in big, flashy TV ads anymore. The real work is quiet and steady. And Crikey’s writer-at-large can collate with the best of them.

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Jokowi hailed a beacon of hope, but could be a shrinking violet

Indonesia’s new President may struggle to fulfil his wide-ranging promises of reform, writes freelance journalist Ari Sharp.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 6

Rundle: US Senate race a parade of male centrefolds and batshit Tea Partiers

Ahead of the US midterms, the Democrats vital signs are ebbing in some key states.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 8

Glencore’s ugly tax rorts have real consequences

Glencore, currently pursuing Rio Tinto, is one of the world’s most unconscionable tax dodgers.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 3

Rundle: how the US Supreme Court sneakily legalised gay marriage

The barriers to legalising same-sex marriage are falling away in the US. How long until Australia follows its example?

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GLENN DYER | THE WORLD |

New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

The value of new broadcast deals will top sales of sponsorships and merchandise this year, and contribute most to revenue growth in the North American sports industry.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 2

Backroom Beijing power struggle could be fuelling Hong Kong protests

China is at a loss as to what to do about peaceful Hong Kong protesters, and thus far its attempts to handle the situation have been disastrous. But whatever the outcome, Beijing will never be the same.

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