ANALYSIS: What’s the arrest of the Huawei executive got to do with you?

By: Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies. Canada’s arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US government is part of a fight between the US and China that will shape international economics, politics and telecommunications for decades. And it’s a fight that Australia can’t avoid.…

3 months jail for fairy floss

By Cassandra Elliott A US woman is taking legal action against the police and a drug testing company after spending three months in jail after her bag of fairy floss was mistaken for methamphetamine. Dasha Fincher, is now suing the local police officers who arrested her and drug test manufacturer Sirchie, for wrongful actions and…

OPINION: Trump, Media, Public Engagement And Where It’s Heading

OPINION BY: Martin Turner, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance WA Media Section President  Donald Trump controls the media, so if you’re someone who uses media (and you’re engaging with the media right now), welcome to Trump Land. You may wonder why this has happened in a very short time. Trump is barely out of his presidential diapers…

Florida man charged over US mail bombs

By Cassandra Elliott Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Florida was arrested on Friday. He is suspected of sending 14 mail bombs and has been arrested and charged with multiple offences. DNA and fingerprints found on packages sent to the former president Barack Obama and Democratic congress-woman Maxine Waters matched those of Sayoc’s previous police…

Nikki Haley Quits As United States Ambassador To The UN

Picture Courtesy: White House Nikki Haley becomes the latest to quit the Trump Administration, following an announcement with President Donald Trump at the White House. Ms Haley made the announcement during a press conference this morning at the Oval Office, saying her resignation will take affect at the end of the year. She was accompanied…

China claims no cause to panic as trade war tensions escalate

China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said the escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington were “no cause to panic”. He also warned China will remain defiant to Washington’s attempts to pressure China on trade. US President Donald Trump accused China of attempting to interfere with the upcoming November 6 midterm elections due to his trade policies…

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick July 9, has shortlist ready

US President Donald Trump has said that he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court on July 9, and that he has a shortlist of about five candidates. The nominee will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and the decision is likely to have a decades-long impact. Mr Trump has been secretive about…

OPINION: Donald Trump’s Big Gamble On North Korea

Only time will tell us whether the meeting between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump was a success for those of us living in Australia. Most of us want to see fewer nuclear weapons in the world and in our region and, if their number can’t be reduced, less of a threat that those missiles will…

Havana plane crash kills more than 100 people

A plane crash in Havana, Cuba has killed more than 100 people and left just three survivors in Cuba’s worst air disaster in about 30 years. The Boeing 737, headed to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed shortly after taking off with 105 passengers plus crew members. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel confirmed in a broadcast that…

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired two days before retirement

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has fired Andrew McCabe from his former position as FBI Deputy Director, just two days before he was eligible to retire. Mr McCabe, who would have been eligible to retire on his 50th birthday in two days, was heavily involved in the investigations into Hillary Clinton and Russia’s role in…