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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

China bet it all on the sharemarket and lost. Now what?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is working overtime to distract his people (and the rest of the world) from the country’s precarious economic position.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

Who owned the suitcase found next to MH370 debris?

The question of what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 just gets more mysterious.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Malaysia mired in corruption, but Australia only sees dollar signs

Malaysia’s government is in crisis with allegations of corruption coming thick and fast. But of course, no one is suggesting the country pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

Obama’s historic Kenya visit: a land of promise, in a moment of peril

Obama’s recent visit to Kenya spotlighted a country at a crossroads, at once dependent on Chinese investment, and entranced by Western culture. Writer and broadcaster Kirsten Drysdale explains.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

Rundle: why Clinton needs Sanders to split the Republicans

In the desert of the real, the spectacle is all. And what a spectacle the race for US president is already turning out to be.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 40 UNLOCK?

Abbott’s new treaty a win for lawyers, corporations, but a loss for Australia

ISDS benefits only corporations, and governments lose out even when they win, the evidence shows.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 11 UNLOCK?

Tilting at windmills: counter-terrorism strategy ignores reality

The new counter-terrorism strategy ignores the hard reality of what causes radicalisation, in favour of a neoconservative straw man.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 12 UNLOCK?

Rundle: tremble, overlords, for the socialist revolution is upon us

The frontrunner to lead the British Labour Party is an avowed socialist. Even in the US socialist Bernie Sanders is making headway. Over to you, Australia.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD |

Rundle: whatever you see in Greece, nothing is further from the truth

Alexis Tsipras is not a wild-eyed Marxist revolutionary. Nor is he Tony Blair. But the real story on Greece is only just beginning.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3

Thailand shoots the messenger, Australia turns its back

Why does the Australian government pick and choose it’s targets for censure in south-east Asia? Indonesia cops a serve. China and Thailand just coast on by.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

From Pluto, NASA probe phones home — here’s what it said

NASA’s New Horizons probe sails to the edge of the solar system, scanning Pluto, 4.5 light hours away from Earth.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 1

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.

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GLENN DYER | THE WORLD | 1

Would France accept Greece’s new micromanagement? Mais non!

The eurozone countries are offering Greece a bailout deal — if Greece changes the way it bakes its bread.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 5

Rundle: on Bastille Day, the EU’s headed to the guillotine

The Greek deal may or may not be good for Greece. But it almost certainly is not good for the European Union.

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THE WORLD | 10

Will the TPP destroy our healthcare system?

Could the TPP force Australia to adopt an American-style model of private health? Dr Matthew Rimmer, Professor of intellectual property and innovation law at QUT, explains.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 17

Rundle: the real reason we’re afraid of a Greek default (hint: it’s not about Greece)

What would happen if we in the West realised how imaginary and counter-productive vast debt levels are?

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THE WORLD | 2

If Greece defaults, it will join an illustrious club of debt welshers (including Australia)

Most of the world’s economic powerhouses (including Australia) have been in sovereign default at one time or another, writes economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy.

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THE WORLD | 8

Five things everyone misunderstands about the Greek debt crisis

Greece spent profligately and did not fully commit to austerity, right? Wrong. Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss explains five misconceptions about the Greek debt crisis, with help from Australia Institute researcher Cameron Amos.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD |

Rundle: through a stone glass darkly, a labyrinth of humanity

In an apartment complex 11,000 years old, Crikey’s writer-at-large discovers who we were, and who we will be.

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THE WORLD | 4

It’s the end of the euro as we know it (and I feel fine)

If the wise heads who developed the euro had lived through the GFC and its aftermath, they would not have so discounted the importance of unique monetary policy for each unique economy within Europe, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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THE WORLD | 7

Grexit, staged by the left: why Greece voted ‘no’

Greece votes “Oxi” to a bailout. So where to now? Freelance journalist based in Athens Karl Mathiesen reports.

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Greece should just use bitcoin. Actually, bitcoin can run the country

Greeks face a choice: stay in the euro or return to the drachma. But RMIT economics professor Jason Potts says there is a third option: bitcoin.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD |

Thawley’s big mouth just exposes Abbott’s tin ear on China

The Abbott government clearly has no idea how anyone in China thinks, nor what to do to protect this vital relationship.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD |

Australian journalist faces jail under Thailand’s troubling ‘justice’ system

Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are facing court — and the possibility of seven years in jail — for republishing a single paragraph of a Reuters story the Thai government disapproved of.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD |

Rundle: a Grexit would put an end to the great European experiment

Is Greece about to shatter the dream of a united Europe? If so, you can blame the neoliberals.

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