Art raid leaves painter bereft
Three paintings with a $30,000 price tag have been stolen from the home of an Auckland artist just weeks after two million-dollar pieces were taken in a ram raid burglary.
Unwind of Wall Street’s financial regulations begins
Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession.
Access to information a ‘fundamental right’
Shane Cowlishaw speaks to the Ombudsman, Judge Peter Boshier, about his work and why information is essential to democracy.
Rain washes away farmers’ incomes
Long spells of wet weather in Canterbury have left some cropping farmers facing major financial losses. Melanie Reid reports.
Some clarity on Trump’s Syria plan
Though still evolving, President Donald Trump’s plans for Syria have come into clearer view since he ordered cruise missiles fired on a Syrian air base to punish Assad for a chemical weapons attack.
Trump warns North Korea: ‘Gotta behave’
A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message for the North’s ruler: ‘Gotta behave.“
Pope laments ‘litany of suffering’ in Easter message
On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria.
Trump swings around on Russia and China
Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there’s more business to be done with Beijing than with Moscow.