Germany has been a rare success story in Europe. The lesson? Resist populism, move fast — and spend big.
Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump's European travel ban announcement caused shares to plunge and Wall Street to halt trading for the second time this week, and Labor has committed to passing the Coalition's stimulus package. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Liberated from the shackles of the backbench, former prime minister Tony Abbott has found his voice again with a whistle-stop European tour.
We all know cash is on the decline in society, but a society without cash is a dangerous thing indeed.
The success of the European Greens would seem to be the measure of a deeper process underway — one the Australian Greens should grab onto with both hands.
The Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
On Britain and the EU Adam Rope writes: Re. “Will David Cameron sever Britain’s ties to the EU?” (Friday). The issue about the UK and the EU for me (as an Anglo-Celt from there myself) has always the sheer ignorance, arrogance, blatant racism and fear behind the blinkered “Little England” Conservative and conservative mindset. Which […]
The eurozone economy could soon outperform Australia's. And other business tidbits of the day.
Italy's new prime minister, until two months ago the 38-year-old mayor of Florence, is ambitious and models himself on Tony Blair. But he'll have huge challenges ahead of him as he tackles Italy's economic and electoral woes, and no parliamentary majority to aid his rule.
Is there a future for newspapers' foreign correspondents in the digital age? The signs don't look good as Australia's editors look to cut costs -- and the US and Europe look like the next to go.