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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 13 UNLOCK?

Rundle: on Anzac Day in Dublin and a cause worth dying for

The Easter Rising was worth becoming a martyr for, but Anzac Day collapses under the weight of its own meaninglessness.

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Rundle: the guns of August, the landing at Gallipoli, and the complicated reasoning of WW I

World War I was the confluence of a huge number of factors, and Gallipoli was just one tiny part of a dramatic world shift that continues to this day.

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Rundle: Nazi trial a triumph of our imagined good over evil

As another former Auschwitz guard stands trial, is it too easy to stand on history’s moral high ground and presume we would act differently?

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Rundle: Tories, Tories everywhere

The Tories are back in attack-dog mode, trying to scare the horses over fears of Scottish secession. Plus there are a few good scandals cropping up on the hustings …

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 3 UNLOCK?

Rundle: authoritarianism, not terrorists, killed Charlie Hebdo

France is locking up people because of what they say on the street. And other Western powers are saying nothing.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 26 UNLOCK?

Rundle: the UK was destroyed long ago

Margaret Thatcher destroyed the UK decades ago. Now we’re just waiting for everyone to realise it.

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Rundle: on the hustings with Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tries his best to woo a legion of Conservative Party voters in London.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 5 UNLOCK?

Rundle: did Sinn Fein just drop a bomshell?

The challengers have debated, with the winner perhaps being Ed Miliband. who was not even there.

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GLENN DYER | EUROPE | 2

Murdoch’s incendiary, red-headed ‘up yours’ to the Leveson Inquiry

It’s been an open secret for months now that Rebekah Brooks will be returning to the Murdoch stable, but does Rupert really have the gall to place her back into a senior editorial role in the UK?

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 8

Rundle: what the UK election will come down to

Labour’s campaign is going better than anyone expected, but the Tories will probably still win.

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CHARLES RICHARDSON | EUROPE | 4

How to fix democracy, a la Francaise

Open primaries”, as have been conducted across Europe for decades, might be the best way to restore faith in Australia’s broken party system.

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GUY RUNDLE | EUROPE | 13

Rundle: UK election neck-and-neck, but UK itself on shaky ground

Both Labour and the Tories are ignoring a pretty big elephant in the room — that the United Kingdom itself could be breaking up.

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Rundle: can the current sleazy crew of chancers hold on in the UK?

David Cameron should have this election sewn up. But the Tories have the problem of convincing voters to like them, and thus far it has not been a roaring success.

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Why we need two people in a cockpit at all times (not because of terror threats)

The probability of a cockpit medical emergency is much higher than an attempt by terrorists to storm a cockpit.

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What if the real threat on an airplane is inside the cockpit?

We have always worried about keeping baddies out of the cockpit. Should we start worrying about who is inside?

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BEN SANDILANDS | EUROPE |

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

There is nothing known that adversely reflects on the safety culture nor maintenance of Germanwings, but what caused the A320 to crash?

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Rundle: UK election going the full Monty

Ed “Two Kitchens” Miliband has an inexplicable lead over David Cameron. But neither of them can deliver workable government.

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No early answers to fatal Alps descent by Germanwings

Darkness has fallen over the site of yesterday’s Germanwings disaster in France, and there are, as would be expected at this stage, no early answers as to its cause.

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Rundle: the Tony Abbott guide to cock-ups in three easy steps

With his Paddy’s Day address, Abbott managed to insult a people who are quite happy to acknowledge that they’re drunks.

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Rundle: Crosby, swill and trash

Lynton Crosby is pulling out all the stops for the Tories in the UK. And, in this case, the stops include xenophobic dog whistles and taking on the teachers.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | EUROPE |

So you think you can Daesh: why schoolgirls are the new recruits

Infantilising young Muslim women won’t prevent the rise in “jihadi brides” fleeing Western nations to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Who murdered Boris Nemtsov?

Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov was murdered and left lying in the streets of Moscow. Was he murdered by the state? By Ukrainian nationals looking for a martyr? By a jealous lover? Freelance journalist Sasha Petrova reports.

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Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says “nein”. Who will blink first?

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Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Greece is a long way from saved, but the ascension of Syriza should provide a political road map for aspiring left-wing governments.

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An unlikely martyr emerges from Paris supermarket siege

Yoav Hattab, a 21-year-old Tunisian Jew, was murdered in a kosher supermarket on the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Eyewitness accounts show that he died a hero, trying to protect his fellow hostages, writes freelance journalist Ken Haley.

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