Alexander Downer interviewed by FBI over Russian interference in US election, report says – Donald Trump’s America

Alexander Downer interviewed by FBI over Russian interference in US election, report says – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 17, 2018 10:56:06 FBI agents reportedly interviewed Alexander Downer as part of their investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the US presidential election. Key points: A former Trump aide told Mr Downer Russia was shopping dirt on Clinton to her rivals When Democratic …

Iraq election: Populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc wins

Iraq election: Populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc wins

Posted May 19, 2018 14:53:41 A political bloc led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led uprisings against occupying US troops and opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country’s parliamentary election, the electoral commission said. Key points: Mr al-Sadr led violent clashes with US troops following the fall …

Warren Snowdon dumped by Labor Party faction ahead of next election

Warren Snowdon dumped by Labor Party faction ahead of next election

Updated May 18, 2018 11:09:47 Veteran Labor MP Warren Snowdon has been dumped by the Northern Territory Labor’s powerful left faction in what he has described as “a kangaroo court” decision. The decision to expel him — and five others — was made at a faction executive meeting in Darwin …

Union election funds to be slashed under NSW Government plan

Union election funds to be slashed under NSW Government plan

Posted May 15, 2018 18:47:02 The New South Wales Government is again going into battle against unions, to try to slash their influence on election campaigns. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday announced an overhaul of electoral funding laws, which would more than halve the amount of money unions and other …

Malaysia election: Who is newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad?

Malaysia election: Who is newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad?

Updated May 10, 2018 18:55:21 Photo: Mahathir Mohamad is set to become the world’s oldest elected leader. (Reuters: Lai Seng Sin) Related Story: Malaysia’s Mahathir declares ‘urgency’ to be sworn in today amid raised doubts At 92, Mahathir Mohamad will become the world’s oldest elected leader. His opposition has just …

Budget 2018: Election battlelines drawn, with Labor’s tax plan labelled ‘unbelieva-Bill’

Budget 2018: Election battlelines drawn, with Labor’s tax plan labelled ‘unbelieva-Bill’

Posted May 11, 2018 16:24:51 Photo: Labor claims its plan for income tax is fairer than the Government’s proposal. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Both major political parties have laid out their pre-election budget plans, showing tax cuts are on the horizon no matter who wins government. Key points: Bill Shorten …

Malaysian election: Votes from Australia make dramatic last-minute journey to be counted

Malaysian election: Votes from Australia make dramatic last-minute journey to be counted

Posted May 11, 2018 08:04:53 Winston Ow’s flight was booked, and his bag was packed but on this trip to Kuala Lumpur, there was something unusual in his luggage. When the Malaysian parliament was dissolved last month ahead of this week’s election, anyone in Australia who was eligible to vote …

Malaysia election: Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as country’s seventh Prime Minister

Malaysia election: Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as country’s seventh Prime Minister

Posted May 11, 2018 00:42:07 Photo: Mahathir Mohamad led an opposition alliance to a surprise election victory. (Reuters: Lai Seng Sin) Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister in a ceremony before the South-East Asian country’s King after leading opposition parties to a historic election victory. …

Malaysia election: Mahathir Mohamad says he expects to be sworn in as PM today as palace appears to delay

Malaysia election: Mahathir Mohamad says he expects to be sworn in as PM today as palace appears to delay

Updated May 11, 2018 00:11:57 Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is expected to be sworn in today after his shock election victory spelled an end to the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s 60-year-rule. Key points: Dr Mahathir’s opposition has won 113 seats to the ruling party’s 79 A simple majority …

Hillary Clinton tells Julia Gillard the 2016 US election was ‘a perfect storm’

Hillary Clinton tells Julia Gillard the 2016 US election was ‘a perfect storm’

Posted May 11, 2018 00:08:41 Photo: A significant chunk of Ms Clinton’s talk with Ms Gillard in Melbourne was spent discussing sexism and misogyny. (AAP: Joe Castro) Related Story: Julian Assange hits back at ‘creepy’ Clinton over Russia allegations Related Story: How losing to Donald Trump changed Hillary Clinton In …