200 US soldiers to be left behind in Syria post-withdrawal

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump bucked under pressure, and back-flipped away from a complete withdrawal of the US forces from Syria. The White House announced in a statement that “a small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time”. No details have been provided regarding how long the…

America’s Worst Trading Week Since 2008

By Cassandra Elliott, Picture: NYSE Amidst worries of trade wars and a possible US government shutdown, Wall Street ended it’s worst week in a decade. The Nasdaq and Dow have not suffered this bad since the GFC. According to SBS, the US-China trade dispute and the Federal Reserve’s plans to increase interest rates are to…

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…