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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

The real and symbolic importance of Obama’s promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

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SALLY WHYTE | THE WORLD | 2

‘Pretty bleak’: Australia’s closed door puts pressure on Indonesia’s own refugee policies

Stopping the boats” hasn’t stopped the flow of refugees to Indonesia — but it has stranded them there without proper resources.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Myanmar’s reform process is two steps forward, one back

Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be out of house arrest, but change is still moving slowly in Myanmar.

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THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

Think you know the world’s terrorism hotspots? Think again

India does not spring to mind as a global terrorism hotspot, but lawyer and commentator Irfan Yusuf finds there’s much we don’t know about the world’s second-most populous nation.

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Crikey Clarifier: why did Scott Morrison cancel asylum seeker applications from Indonesia?

In an effort by the Abbott government to stop people “jumping the queue”, it has made the queue intolerable. Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov reports.

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THE WORLD | 5

As we chuckle at the ‘cali-fatties’, real questions remain unanswered

Western young men travelling to the Middle East to become jihadis is a serious problem that demands serious coverage. But all the tabloids care about it is jelly belly jihadis. Irfan Yusuf, lawyer, author and commentator, reports.

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THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Two-timing Xi Jinping’s year of living gregariously

Xi Jinping set Australian hearts (and wallets) aflutter with promises of free trade and whispered sweet nothings. But freelance journalist Hari Raj discovers Xi’s been saying that to all the countries.

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THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

The complicated politics of a French defence treaty

Australia and France have been quietly negotiating a defence treaty that will affect New Caledonia and French Polynesia. But the people that live there seem to have been lost in the negotiations, writes Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher on Pacific affairs.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 27 UNLOCK?

China FTA a win for the govt, but not the economy

A free trade agreement with China is unlikely to yield significant economic benefits, and we’d be better off simply liberalising our economy.

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 2 UNLOCK?

Putin on the koalas: how the world’s media reported the G20

From India to Canada, China to Russia, Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov scour’s the world’s media for their take on Brisbane’s G20.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 14 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the Philae landing, Jonathan Swift, and Kim Kardashian’s arse

Two world-shattering events occurred last week: we landed a probe on a comet, and Kim Kardashian got naked on the cover of a magazine. Crikey’s writer-at-large ponders the significance of the two.

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THE WORLD | 8 UNLOCK?

G20 fails to deliver — but not for lack of Australia trying

The government was right to push for growth at the G20 summit but the minds of international leaders are no longer focused on the forum, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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THE WORLD | 6 UNLOCK?

Catching Obamania in a hot and bothered Brisbane

The President of the United States sure knows how to put on a show. Freelance journalist James Rose is suitably impressed by the Magic of Obama.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 6 UNLOCK?

With FTAs like these, who needs China?

While China persists with its counterproductive carrot-and-stick approach to trade, Australia should look to more manageable economic relationships in south-east Asia.

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 2

Crikey Clarifier: is Peter Greste coming home?

Foreign nationals could be deported instead of held in Egyptian prison under a new law passed in Egypt last week. Does that mean Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be sent home? Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov investigates.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: kvetching Democrats don’t know how good they have it

The Left is nothing if not self-defeating, but US Democrats have a lot to be proud of.

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THE WORLD | 15 UNLOCK?

US-China climate deal shows up Australia’s pathetic targets

It is clearer than ever that Australia must act on climate change — or risk being left behind. Climate Institute deputy CEO Erwin Jackson explains.

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MEL CAMPBELL | THE WORLD | 16 UNLOCK?

A little ditty ’bout Tony and Vlad

When did Russia’s kleptocratic, despotic and murderous leader become everyone’s favourite wacky, lovable hunk?

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 7 UNLOCK?

Russian media shrugs at Australian hunt for Red November

The Australian media has whipped itself into a frenzy over Russian warships off the Queensland coast, but as Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov explains, the Russian media sees it as business as usual.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 9

Surprise! It’s another good war for defence contractors

The share prices of the defence contractors benefiting from the war against Islamic State continue to surge.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 51 UNLOCK?

Xi-Obama deal leaves Abbott with nowhere to hide on climate

The climate action agreement between China and the US removes the assumption on which the Coalition’s entire contradictory approach to climate change is based.

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PADDY MANNING | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

While superpowers act on climate, Australia and India poised to double down on coal

Indian company Adani is the last man standing in the Galilee Basin — and it looks like approval for a giant mine there is all but assured.

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 19 UNLOCK?

From ‘shirt-fronting’ to ‘the sidelines’: how Russia reported the Putin-Abbott chinwag

The Australian media has raved about the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Tony Abbott, but Russian media was more interested in Putin’s chivalry, writes Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov.

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Abbott’s ambitious China free trade agreement a decade in the making

If the Abbott government manages to secure a free trade agreement with China, it will be quite the diplomatic victory, writes The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

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WILLIAM BOWE | THE WORLD | 18 UNLOCK?

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

American voters have been pulling steadily away from the centre over the past ten years, but Australia has moved solidly Left.

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