Category: Politics

President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping have been sparring over trade. (Image by AP)

America’s falling prestige is as big a problem as China’s rise

The confusion in US politics cannot be ignored. Australia should consider hedging its bets by broadening our ties with like-minded nations. While much attention has been devoted to Australia’s problems dealing with the rise of China, too little is paid to the equally important dilemma raised by the strains in our relationship with the US. The US is still our […]

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If I Were the Devil - Paul Harvey (Good Audio)

If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio)

 If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio) (by dlrose10/YouTube) Paul Harvey first broadcast the “If I Were the Devil” speech in 1965. Through the years, he updated the speech. This version was probably broadcast in the 1990s and describes the state of the USA right now in 2020. Music in this video Song: If I Were The […]

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President Donald Trump’s full speech at the Republican National Convention | 2020 RNC Night 4

President Donald Trump’s full speech at the Republican National Convention | 2020 RNC Night 4

President Donald Trump’s full speech at the Republican National Convention | 2020 RNC Night 4 (Youtube/PBS) President Donald Trump said this year’s election is “the most important election in the history of our country” in his address on the final night of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 27, 2020. He opened his remarks by acknowledging the Americans affected by […]

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VP nominee Kamala Harris and Barack Obama speak at Democratic National Convention August 19, 2020

VP nominee Kamala Harris and Barack Obama speak at Democratic National Convention August 19, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris will accept the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nomination, and former President Barack Obama will make the case for his own ex-running mate during the third night of the Democratic National Convention. Joe Biden became the party’s official presidential nominee on Tuesday night. Other notable speakers Wednesday night include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Biden primary election rival who […]

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Demonstrators hold Japanese national flags as they march during a protest in support of the Yasukuni Shrine on August 15, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Image by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology

Japan is marking the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime hostilities Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a somber annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Naruhito […]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping stands between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in 2018. (Photo by EPA-EFE)

China shows support for Belarusian leader amid criticism from EU

As the political instability in Belarus continues to worsen, China is the only major power that supports its long-time president, Alexander Lukashenko. Accused by the European Union and the United States of rigging the August 9 election, which saw him win a sixth term, Lukashenko said Russia tried to destabilise his country ahead of the poll, amid Minsk’s strained ties […]

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Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. shake hands Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Democrats tested in first party convention of pandemic era

by Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow on Associated Press The Democratic National Convention, which formally begins Monday, is not a convention in the traditional sense Joe Biden is poised to unveil his vision for the modern Democratic Party in the first presidential nominating convention of the coronavirus era, an all-virtual affair that will test the former vice president’s ability to […]

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A volunteer received a coronavirus vaccine as part of clinical trials at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in June. (Image by Sechenov Medical University Press Office, via Getty Images)

Your Monday Briefing

We’re covering Russian plans for a nationwide coronavirus vaccination campaign, Britain’s dilemma if President Trump loses in November and a far-right extremist group in Germany. Russia plans mass vaccination after shortened trials Russia is planning a nationwide vaccination campaign in October with a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to complete clinical trials. The announcement has raised international concerns that the […]

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Reading of the 67th ECWA GCC Communique by the ECWA President (Rev. Stephen Baba Panya) on the 31st of July 2020 at the ECWA Bishara 1 Tudun Wada, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria

67th ECWA GCC Communique: The Systematic Eradication of Christians in NorthEastern Nigeria Must Stop

Reading of the 67th ECWA GCC Communique (ECWA Headquarters)   Reading of the 67th ECWA GCC Communique by the ECWA President (Rev. Stephen Baba Panya) on the 31st of July 2020 at the ECWA Bishara 1 Tudun Wada, Jos Plateau State, Nigeria      

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Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continues. Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight (Image by Dave Killen:AP)

Oregon sues feds over Portland protests as unrest continues

and Andrew Selsky | The Associated Press Oregon’s attorney general is seeking an order to stop federal agents from arresting people in Portland as the city continues to be convulsed by nightly protests that have gone on for seven weeks and have now pitted local officials against the Trump administration. Federal agents, some wearing camouflage and some wearing dark Homeland Security […]

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