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Petrol prices have slumped – and that has profound ramifications for global politics and countries that rely on oil revenue.
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The former PM says he isn’t seeking the UN’s top job, but he has some heavy backers in his corner.
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Without concord between Beijing and Washington, the world could not have struck a comprehensive deal to tackle global warming.
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A high-stakes legal gamble that would see Australia drag Japan back to the international court in an attempt to halt the killing of whales is being considered.
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Australia could pay up to $100 million more for its new fleet of stealth fighters should Canada dump plans to buy F-35, according to a US military estimate.
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Malcolm Turnbull is in Washington this week and could get some ideas for solving the challenges facing Australia in the world.
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Jose Ramos Horta - Nobel prize winner and global face of East Timor's long struggle for independence - is backing former prime minister Kevin Rudd to become the next chief of the United Nations.
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The Coalition government has stripped $11.3 billion from foreign aid, but the human cost in impoverished regions is much harder to calculate.
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Star Wars divides the universe into dark and light - but understanding grey is important, too.
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Will Vladimir Putin insist the plane crash be subject to a transparent investigation - of the kind he obstructed in the case of MH17 in Ukraine?
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When did Putin "obstruct" the MH17 investigation, you bullshitter?
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Private security guards at the Australian-run detention camp on Nauru allegedly took the extraordinary step of running a secret surveillance operation on an Australian senator.
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Senior Correspondent for The Age
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Daniel Flitton is senior correspondent for The Age covering foreign affairs and politics. He is a former intelligence analyst for the Australian government and was at one-time a university lecturer specialising in international relations.
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