US-North Korea: Trump speaks with President Moon following Pyongyang backflip on summit

US-North Korea: Trump speaks with President Moon following Pyongyang backflip on summit

Posted May 20, 2018 19:23:09 Photo: Mr Trump and Mr Moon spoke for 20 minutes, according to South Korea’s presidential office. (AP: Yonhap, Alex Brandon) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump have held discussions to ensure that the North Korea-US summit remains on track after Pyongyang …

Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged to speed up outlawing of child marriages

Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged to speed up outlawing of child marriages

By Farid M Ibrahim Posted May 17, 2018 13:23:07 Photo: This 15-year-old boy and his 14-year-old bride made national news when a religious court granted them permission to be married. (Supplied: TribunNews) Related Story: India’s child marriage numbers nearly halved, UNICEF says Related Story: Imam who oversaw illegal marriage of …

Morning mail: European council president condemns ‘capricious’ Trump | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 17 May. Top stories The threat posed by Donald Trump’s administration has been likened to that of China and Russia by the European council president, Donald Tusk, as he condemned the US’s withdrawal from …

Indonesian President Joko Widodo orders investigation into radical group after church attacks

Indonesian President Joko Widodo orders investigation into radical group after church attacks

Updated May 14, 2018 05:34:18 Photo: Security has been stepped up at churches across Indonesia. (ABC News: David Lipson) Related Story: Single family behind Indonesian church bombings, police say Indonesia’s President has ordered a full investigation into the roots of the organisation blamed for three church bombings in the nation’s …

How a lad from the outback took US president Theodore Roosevelt on an African safari

How a lad from the outback took US president Theodore Roosevelt on an African safari

Posted May 13, 2018 08:21:10 Photo: When the Boer war broke out in 1899 between the British and Dutch settlers in South Africa, Victor Newland joined the South Australian Mounted Rifles. (Supplied: Leonie Matheson) This is the unlikely tale of how a young man from the Australian outback took US …

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s long, long walk to his inauguration

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s long, long walk to his inauguration

Updated May 08, 2018 16:06:21 Related Story: Putin sworn in for another six years as President Russian President Vladimir Putin took a long walk to his inauguration and another six years in power at the Kremlin. The footage of his presidential march originally ran longer than five minutes, so we’ve …

NRA: National Rifle Association names Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame as its new president

NRA: National Rifle Association names Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame as its new president

Posted May 08, 2018 13:04:34 The National Rifle Association (NRA) has named retired US marine colonel Oliver North, a conservative commentator best known for his central role in the 1980s Iran-Contra affair, as its new president. Key points: Mr North was involved in the secret sales of arms to Iran …

Vladimir Putin sworn in for another six years as Russian President; promises to serve the people and fatherland

Vladimir Putin sworn in for another six years as Russian President; promises to serve the people and fatherland

Posted May 07, 2018 20:57:38 Photo: The Russian constitution bars Mr Putin from running again after this term ends. (Reuters: Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin ) Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for another six years as Russian president, buoyed by popular support but weighed down too by a costly confrontation with the …

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warns US would ‘regret’ pulling out of nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warns US would ‘regret’ pulling out of nuclear deal

Posted May 07, 2018 00:42:03 Iran’s President has warned US President Donald Trump that America would “regret” any decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with world powers. Mr Trump has said unless European allies rectify “flaws” in Tehran’s nuclear agreement with world powers by May 12 he will …

China’s President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?

China’s President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?

Posted May 04, 2018 05:03:21 Photo: China’s state broadcaster has been carrying a special five-part program called Marx is Correct. (Reuters: Jason Lee/Wikimedia Commons: John Jabez Edwin Mayal) China’s “Helmsman” President Xi Jinping wants the 1.4 billion people he leads to enthusiastically embrace the teachings of German philosopher Karl Marx, …