Charges Dropped on Julian Assange

Sweden’s top prosecutor has dropped the charges faced by Julian Assange, ending the seven-year legal stand-off. Mr Assange has sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, since 2012. Under EU law, Britain would have to surrender him back to Sweden to face the charges, however at the Ecuadorian embassy, he is protected from that.…

North Korea Accuses CIA of Assassination Plot, Resumes Nuclear Testing

It has been reported by AFP (Agence France Presse) that North Korea has accused the CIA and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The North Korean Ministry of State Security released a statement saying that the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services intended to use “biochemical substances” during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang to…

Turnbull, Pence Meet to Discuss North Korea, Trade

US Vice President Mike Pence visited Australia to meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this weekend, discussing a range of topics including trade and North Korea. The meeting sought to re-affirm long standing diplomatic and trade ties between Australia and the United States, in the first official visit of the Trump administration. Mr Turnbull and…

1250 US Marines Arrive in Darwin

About 1250 US Marines and sailors have begun arriving in Darwin this week as part of a new rotation involving US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are arriving in Australia’s North as part of a six-month deployment where they will complete up to ten major exercises and engage with a range of countries…

Sun still rises after Trump victory

Ever the articulate leader, President Obama said it best – ‘No matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning’.  While the uneducated scramble around like headless chickens following the election of Donald Trump to the White House and global markets took a hit, it must be remembered that the status quo hasn’t changed…