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French prosecutors say company awarded $50 billion contract for Australian submarines engaged in 'active bribery of foreign public officials' to secure a Malaysian deal that has since spun out into a sordid tale of bribery, blackmail and murder.
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If Labor prevails this election, four major differences in policy could profoundly change the way Australia deals with the rest of the world.
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Japanese whalers have shipped home 333 dead whales - including about 200 pregnant cows - prompting Australia to declare anew it is considering legal action over the slaughter.
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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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Charity workers go to help the needy, but often find themselves needing help.
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UN savages Australia after authorities detained five men indefinitely on 'security' grounds, then suddenly released them into the community without explanation.
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"Chop wounds" is the medical term used in remote Papua New Guinea - and for this woman the injury was the horrible consequence of her father attacking her with a machete.
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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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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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