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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 9 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Bush v Clinton mark II and the death of democracy

Anyone can be president of the United States, so long as they come from one of two political dynasties …

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Move over, China — Abe’s strength is good news for Australia

Stop focusing all your attention on China — a free trade agreement with Japan will be a very big prize for Australia indeed.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 15 UNLOCK?

Malaysian conspiracy to cover up the truth of MH370

Crikey asked Plane Talker Ben Sandilands to explain the loss of MH370 in as few words as possible in a year end review

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THE WORLD | 15 UNLOCK?

The two words in climate talks that could change everything

Who knew two little words could make such a difference? Lawyer and freelance journalist Marcus Priest reports from Lima on the little words that could have a big impact on climate talks henceforth.

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THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

‘The Christians had nothing’: refugees, safe but weary, prepare for a Christmas far from home

Jordanian churches have become the temporary home of thousands of refugees from Iraq. Journalist Nigel O’Connor talks to them in Amman and finds that although conditions are harsh, they feel lucky to be alive.

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THE WORLD | 1

Little progress in Lima, inside or outside the barricades

Delegates gather in a well-off district to spend hours parsing language on climate change agreements, while protesters outside shout slogans. Neither side is accomplishing much, writes journalist Marcus Priest in Lima.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 17 UNLOCK?

CIA’s torture program is NOT a relic of the past

The beyond-Kafkaesque nightmare of the CIA torture report isn’t a document of history or a one-off derailment of American values, it’s exactly how the War on Terror continues to be pursued.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 9 UNLOCK?

Ice cold: why China (and China alone) decided to release Kalynda Davis

China’s uncharacteristically lenient treatment of alleged drug mule Kalynda Davis is, in some ways, an anomaly and a distraction from the greater ice threat that should unite Australia and China.

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CRIKEY INTERN | THE WORLD | 6

Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Two small Australian towns want to become 100% powered by renewable energy. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts looks at some overseas examples and finds 100% renewable is nice, but not always 100% reliable.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 6

US Senate torture report: the essentials

The CIA engaged in a torture program that didn’t work, tortured and killed innocent people, and the agency lied systematically to the authorities while intimidating those who raised concerns, a congressional report finds.

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GILES PARKINSON | THE WORLD | 21 UNLOCK?

France’s plan to save the planet: keep Abbott away from climate talks

France is trying to trying to avoid a repeat of the Copenhagen disaster by keeping heads of state away from the Paris climate talks. But it has also singled out Australian and Canada as likely roadblocks.

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PADDY MANNING | THE WORLD | 42 UNLOCK?

Naomi Klein on climate change, cooking the poor and the disgraceful Australia-Canada bond

Author Naomi Klein says it’s not necessarily that the Right doesn’t believe in climate change, it’s that they see economic advantage in drowning the poor.

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GILES PARKINSON | THE WORLD | 41

The coal-backed fossil fuel lover setting Australia’s climate agenda

Trade Minister Andrew Robb, inexplicably travelling to Lima for climate talks, will have a friend at the conference — Bjorn Lomborg, speaking at an event sponsored by big coal company Peabody Energy.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 4 UNLOCK?

Spotlight on Cambodia as it debates returning 13 Vietnamese asylum seekers

Cambodia’s treatment of 13 recently arrived Vietnamese asylum seekers will make or break Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s refugee deal.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 10

Rundle: the legend of D.B. Cooper

As he bids farewell to the States again, our correspondent-at-large offers the tale of one of a Thanksgiving mystery which changed the experience of being a plane passenger forever.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 16

Rundle: the culture of fear in an America where black lives don’t matter

After years of the War on Terror breeding a climate of fear, Americans are finally rising up against authority and class divides.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 2

Rising democracy burns brightly in Taiwan

Results from Taiwan’s election at the weekend send a clear message to Beijing — the people want democracy, and they have a once-in-a-century opportunity to achieve it.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 2

Myanmar’s student protests a glimmer of hope for reform

Myanmar’s students are unlikely to achieve much by their protest. But the fact that they are permitted to express their anger on the streets peacefully shows how far Myanmar has come.

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THE WORLD | 4

The curious case of the missing French nukes

French President Francois Hollande delivered a strongly worded speech on Australian-French defence co-operation. But there was a word or two missing in the English translation. Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher in the Pacific, reports.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 12

Rundle: in Ferguson, no justice, no peace

The protests over the grand jury decision over teenager Michael Brown’s death are unprecedented in modern America, but not unexpected.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 23

Tony Abbott’s big MH370 problem: is the Malaysian government lying?

The question that has been increasingly heard as the months pass is: who or what is the Malaysia government protecting?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 2

Catching Ire: Thai protesters turn to Katniss for inspiration

Life imitates art as Thai protestors emulate heroic protagonist Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games film franchise.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 21

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 | 1

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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