What a week it was. Trump attempted diplomacy, Husar faced scandal and Japan doubled down on the weirdness.
Morning, gorgeous. Overnight, Greg Hunt buckled to criticism, Iran rebuffs the approaches of the US and Amazon doomed us all.
Well, there’s shades of difference this morning, as Boris Johnson quit over Brexit, the internet danced over a ruling and Robin Wright finally decided to address Spaceygate.
Well, what a week that was. There was diplomatic change in Malaysia, the revisitation of gun violence, and one continent ceased to exist.
Morning! Overnight we’ve witnessed Trump do something foolish, Uber do something somewhat concerning, and Hollywood do something extremely bogus.
Well, it was a week of negatives. Trump bombed Syria and Yassmin Abdel-Magied was kicked out of the US. But, one man went to extreme lengths to exhibit his love for Taylor Swift, and that’s something, right?
It’s been a rather violent week, punctuated by the abuse of Sam Dastyari, assumed peace in the Middle East and the prohibitive standards of decorum.
Monday morning. Whoever invented the calendar is dead to me. Overnight, noted scholar Pamela Anderson criticised Theresa May, the latest Newspoll made for familiar reading and Iran freed itself of the tyranny of Zumba.
Ah, Thursday. What happened while you were asleep? Well Malcolm’s selfie donation went down poorly, Trump named another conservative to a post and Iran revealed something they promised the US they wouldn’t.
The US foreign policy stereotype of “Democrats: good, Republicans: bad” is dead; so who’d be the most destabilising? And no, it’s not who you think – Nicholas Harrington
Michael Burrill’s final Current Affairs Wrap highlights the US’ amnesia in the middle east, the UN study of migrants and the call for tighter gun control.
Our man Burrill’s wrap this week tackles the Shenhua coal mine blowback, the Greek bailout, Iran and Donald Trump’s dalliance with the Cartel.
They may have changed the name of the conflict in Yemen, but René Wadlow questions whether the new operation is really “restoring hope” to the troubled region.
Major cases of human rights violations have recently been all over the media. Richard Jackson would like to draw your attention to two recent stories you might have missed.