WHY BERLUSCONI DIDN’T WIN OUTRIGHT – The fate of Italy hangs in the balance, with Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition at 36 per cent and the populist Five Star Movement at …

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IN DEFENCE OF ALEXANDER DOWNER – “Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons”, or so the normally sober “The Hill” makes an attempt at some mild …

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MEDDLE AWAY – Russia said today it has proof Washington has tried to interfere in the country’s upcoming presidential election. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told a leading Russian news …

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DRILL BABY DRILL – A happy milestone to look forward to: The U.S. will overtake Russia to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2023, accounting for most of the …

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GOOD MORNING VIETNAM – What the rise of China has wrought: In Vietnam’s capital Hanoi there are lots of museums about past wars the Vietnamese have fought, including against the …

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