Russian President Vladimir Putin has regularly used his powerful position to tell middling jokes. Just don't expect to be allowed to poke fun in return.
Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.
Good morning, early birds. A Labor backbencher is being investigated over claims of workplace bullying. Plus, Vladimir Putin very happy with US-Russia summit. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
While Liberal MP Craig Kelly tells us to get over Vladimir Putin's crimes, it's worth considering why the right loves the Russian autocrat so much.
Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump has awkwardly walked back his comments about Russian interference. Plus, reports that Adani has almost secured funding for its controversial coal mine. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Donald Trump's behaviour at his summit with Vladimir Putin raises the possibility the Russians really do have something on the president, and he will pursue Russia's interests, not those of the West.
Good morning, early birds. Donald Trump has refused to back his intelligence agencies over claims of Russian interference in the US election. Plus, a verdict on coal from the AEMO. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Even as purportedly progressive outlets continue to report Trump-Putin conspiracy theory as fact, the tanks roll toward Russia and the money rolls out.
There is no evidence of orchestrated “misinformation”. But it has become accepted alternative fact that “Russia” interfered in the US election.
Between Trump and Putin, only one is widely believed to be paranoid, volatile, shallow, and a morally compromised individual, writes ANU public policy professor Ramesh Thakur.