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After the sub snub, Macron flexes military strength in Middle East

After the sub snub, Macron flexes military strength in Middle East

The French President’s visit to Saudi Arabia coincides with a weekend of festivities that will help to rebuild the image of the kingdom’s controversial prince.

  • by Samy Adghirni

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Russia could invade Ukraine ‘next month’: US intelligence

Russia could invade Ukraine ‘next month’: US intelligence

Secret US government documents suggest the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops.

  • by Shane Harris and Paul Sonne
Bodies found amid violence in Honiara

Bodies found amid violence in Honiara

They are the first reported deaths after days of violent protests in the Solomon Islands. Australian troops have arrived to help restore calm, with riot police from NSW set to arrive early next week.

  • by Yan Zhuang
Solomon Islands riots cutting off supplies to vulnerable locals

Solomon Islands riots cutting off supplies to vulnerable locals

For aid workers in the Solomon Islands, the riots that have burnt down buildings and threatened to overthrow the government this week could not have come at a worse time.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Emirati general accused of torture, Chinese official win key Interpol posts

Emirati general accused of torture, Chinese official win key Interpol posts

Human rights groups have condemned the election of an Emirati general accused of torture and a senior Chinese official to key posts on Interpol.

  • by Latika Bourke
Police and ADF deployed to the Solomon Islands amid unrest

Police and ADF deployed to the Solomon Islands amid unrest

Major buildings are burning in the country’s capital, Honiara, amid tension over its political leadership and diplomatic shift from Taiwan to China.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Nick Bonyhady
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Macron or micron: Morrison will have to measure the cost of enraging France

Macron or micron: Morrison will have to measure the cost of enraging France

The price of dumping the French submarine deal in favour of AUKUS was always going to be high. Scott Morrison will be left to ponder: was it worth it and did it need to be so high?

  • by David Crowe
Copping a sledge - qu’est-ce que c’est?

Copping a sledge - qu’est-ce que c’est?

The Prime Minister’s use of Aussie slang has no doubt sent the French to their dictionaries.

  • by Rick Feneley
Slurs, lies and sledges: is Macron or Morrison telling the whole story?

Slurs, lies and sledges: is Macron or Morrison telling the whole story?

At the heart of the collapse of Emmanuel Macron and Scott Morrison’s relationship are two questions.

  • by Bevan Shields
Joe Biden says ‘clumsy’ handling of Australian submarine deal should never have happened

Joe Biden says ‘clumsy’ handling of Australian submarine deal should never have happened

The US President says he “honest to God” was unaware that France had not been given advance notice of Australia’s decision.

  • by Bevan Shields
Macron and Morrison have ‘candid’ phone call over ‘broken trust’

Macron and Morrison have ‘candid’ phone call over ‘broken trust’

French President Emmanuel Macron says Australia has to be the one to repair the damage caused by the AUKUS defence pact.

  • by Bevan Shields