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MYRIAM ROBIN | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

‘There is no strategy, no blueprint’: conviction could curtail Greste’s movements

What now for Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues?

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THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

‘Not journalists’: how Greste and Al Jazeera journos lost their retrial

Peter Greste’s Al Jazeera colleagues are still in Egyptian prison and will remain there for another three years, barring a presidential pardon, writes freelance journalist in Cairo Joel Gulhane.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 14 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Abbott should back the Kurds and their ranks of foreign fighters

Before we talk airstrikes, Abbott needs to be held to account on the greatest hypocrisy to date: the prosecution of Australian people willing to join and fight with the Kurds.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 1 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Greece shuffling the deck chairs

What will become of Greece’s ruling Syriza party?

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

A receding Chinese tide beaches all boats, and Australia’s getting stuck in the sand

China seemed like it had hit its straps in terms of economic management. But then it all started to come apart …

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 2 UNLOCK?

Bomb attack rocks fragile Thailand ahead of Australian trade visit

Even before last night’s bomb attack in Bangkok, Thailand’s political economy was on shaky ground.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 6

Japan tries to re-militarise, China seethes, Australia caught in the middle

Relations between Japan and China, never very good, are at a low point. And Australia is picking sides.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 9

Rundle: as sex claims lapse, is Julian Assange a free man?

The statute of limitations has expired on three of the accusations facing Assange, but one remains. But Crikey’s writer-at-large raises serious questions about the circumstances around that charge …

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 5

Rundle: GOP debate comes up Trumps and wackos

Donald Trump has dominated the Republican debate, full of bluster and brio. He’ll be back in September.

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Crikey Blogs | THE WORLD |

MH370 debris search chokes on a pile of misinformation

Malaysia’s Transportation Minister has declared more debris has been found from MH370. But until it is confirmed, making announcements like that do far more harm than good.

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BEN SANDILANDS | THE WORLD | 5

With MH370 likely found, Malaysia’s lies begin to come undone

France is now leading the investigation into wreckage that might have come from MH370. And that is very bad news indeed for Malaysia.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 3

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 |

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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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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