The US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council leaves ally Australia in an awkward, lonely position – Politics

The US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council leaves ally Australia in an awkward, lonely position – Politics

Posted June 20, 2018 12:27:24 Related Story: ‘Cesspool of political bias’: US pulls out of UN Human Rights Council Related Story: Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members over Jerusalem vote It was close to midnight in Geneva when Nikki Haley got to her feet in Washington and announced …

Firefighting goats: Portugal enlists help of surprising ally to prevent deadly bushfires

Firefighting goats: Portugal enlists help of surprising ally to prevent deadly bushfires

Updated June 14, 2018 06:44:21 Photo: Daniel Fernandes watches his goats graze on a slope in Moita da Guerra, a highly fire-prone region. (AP: Armando Franca) Related Story: Portuguese minister resigns as unprecedented wildfire toll passes 100 Related Story: Raging forest fires in central Portugal kill 62, including firefighters Unaware …

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad finds unlikely ally in Anwar Ibrahim for shock election win

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad finds unlikely ally in Anwar Ibrahim for shock election win

Posted May 10, 2018 17:34:36 Photo: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad once had Anwar Ibrahim jailed, now they’re forming an unlikely political alliance with a succession plan. (Reuters) Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir declares ‘urgency’ to be sworn in today amid raised doubts Almost as extraordinary as the shock election result in …

Ambassador switch shows Australia is a second-class ally under Donald Trump, says Kevin Rudd

Ambassador switch shows Australia is a second-class ally under Donald Trump, says Kevin Rudd

Posted April 25, 2018 16:00:34 Video: Kevin Rudd criticises US ambassador switch (ABC News) Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has slammed the United States’ decision to withdraw its nominated ambassador to Australia. The Trump administration plans to overturn its nomination of Admiral Harry Harris as the next United States ambassador …

‘Ally of women in science’ Professor Terry Speed accused of harassment

‘Ally of women in science’ Professor Terry Speed accused of harassment

Updated March 24, 2018 08:08:31 Photo: A UC Berkeley appointed investigator found that Professor Terry Speed had violated the institution’s sexual harassment policy.(Supplied: Bearcage) Australian Professor Terry Speed has long been a champion for women in science, so it has shaken the field to the core to find out that …