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The strange, unrelenting humour of Vladimir Putin

The strange, unrelenting humour of Vladimir Putin

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.

It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

It’s time to pay attention to Russia’s rising power in the Pacfic

Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.

Crikey Worm: Labor MP investigated over harassment claims

Crikey Worm: Labor MP investigated over harassment claims

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.

Craig Kelly and why the right loves rootin’ for Putin

Craig Kelly and why the right loves rootin’ for Putin

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.

Crikey Worm: Trump ‘misspoke’ on Russian interference

Crikey Worm: Trump ‘misspoke’ on Russian interference

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.

Trump may really be an agent of Putin, Australia must act accordingly

Trump may really be an agent of Putin, Australia must act accordingly

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.

Crikey Worm: Trump “treasonous” at Helsinki summit

Crikey Worm: Trump “treasonous” at Helsinki summit

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.

Razer: ‘progressive’ journos gunning for Trump are a danger to peace

Razer: ‘progressive’ journos gunning for Trump are a danger to peace

Even as purportedly progressive outlets continue to report Trump-Putin conspiracy theory as fact, the tanks roll toward Russia and the money rolls out.

Razer: oh, those anti-Russians …

Razer: oh, those anti-Russians …

There is no evidence of orchestrated “misinformation”. But it has become accepted alternative fact that “Russia” interfered in the US election.

Should we trust Trump more than Putin on Syria’s chemical weapons?

Should we trust Trump more than Putin on Syria’s chemical weapons?

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.