How Trump ends: a Q&A
Phil Quin offers some conjecture on whether Trump will be impeached (yes) and just how bad Mueller’s report will be.
Britain likely to emerge from Brexit storm still in EU
Theresa May has warned that the public’s faith in democracy will be undermined if it rejects her deal but that seems almost certain as 100 Tory MPs line up to vote against it.
Singapore F-15 base scrapped for Ohakea
“Significant” costs have killed off plans to permanently host a squadron of Singaporean fighter jets in NZ.
China-funded centres spark freedom concerns
Academics call for independence from China, and its money, in order to shape NZ’s own narrative.
Promoting climate action, poking China
A new defence report is blunt on the security threats of climate change - but its diplomatic aspect has polarised.
A global economy where no one is left behind
Jacinda Ardern uses the week to champion inclusive trade on the world stage, which means lifting those at the bottom.
Ousting me won’t make Brexit easier: May
May warns a leadership change wouldn’t make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her.
APEC ends in disarray
In a dramatic end to a slow-building drama, the US and China have prevented APEC leaders from issuing an official communique.