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Sydney Women’s March: big turnout but ‘it’s not all about Donald Trump’

Protests should be viewed as anti-hatred, anti-bigotry and anti-misogyny, says journalist Tracey Spicer, emcee of the event Michael Slezak The Guardian About 5,000 women, men and children took to the streets in Sydney on Saturday to champion the cause of women and other groups, whose rights appear threatened by Donald Trump. There was an uplifting… Sydney Women’s March… Read More »

Putin-Trump alliance against ISIS and Al-Qaeda on the way?

US President Trump’s emphasis on defeating ISIS and Jihadi terrorism finds an echo in the words of Russian President Putin, creating the possibility of an alliance between the two to combat ISIS and… ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The Duran Both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have repeatedly made clear their utter… Putin-Trump alliance… Read More »

Gerry Adams: Brexit will destroy the Good Friday Agreement

Taking Northern Ireland out of the EU will “destroy” the Good Friday Agreement peace deal, Gerry Adams has… Michael Mchugh Independent  Speaking at a conference in Dublin on achieving a united Ireland, he claimed fundamental human rights enshrined in the 1998 accord to end violence could be… However, the top… Gerry Adams: Brexit… Read More »

Hahn and Kurz praise Serbia and Vucic

The Western Balkans countries should look up to Serbia which has achieved good economic performance, European Union’s enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said today after meeting prime minister Aleksandar Vucic on the… Milos Mitrovic Independent Balkan News Agency Hahn said that he and Vucic have discussed situation in the… Hahn and Kurz… Read More »

Social media and the death of democracy: How toxic politics is keeping ‘good people’ away

Freshly returned from camping by the Murray River, North Coast Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack quipped she would “rather tell people she was a plumber than a politician”. Joanne Shoebridge ABC Ms Cusack is the parliamentary secretary to outgoing NSW Premier Mike Baird, and has seen the trials and tribulations of the top job and the toll it has taken on her boss up close. “Family pressures have been… Social media and the death of… Read More »

Taiwan says aspires to create ‘new era’ of peace with China

Beijing views Taiwan as a wayward province, to be bought under its control by force if necessary. Reuters Asia Times Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China, which should set aside the baggage of history and have positive dialogue, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to Pope Francis, adding military action cannot… Taiwan says aspires to create… Read More »