New face for Canada in Paris: newly minted prime minister Justin Trudeau.
New Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau brings a very different face to climate talks in Paris. Will it project its oil extraction tradition or show global leadership on emissions cuts?
Road to nowhere?
Obama will decide on the Keystone pipeline before he leaves office, but despite marginal voter interest, it's an issue politicians on all sides will not let die.
Justin Trudeau displaced Stephen Harper, an avowed friend of the fossil fuel industry, as Canada’s prime minister.
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?
Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters.
Canada's new leader is young. He promises change. He supports the XL Pipeline and promised US$46 billion in infrastructure spending to boost the Canadian economy. Here's what else you should know.
Then and now: Justin Trudeau and his late father.
Canada's new premier has spectacularly revived his party after years on life support – but he's not just his legendary father's son.
Stephen Harper shows a friendly face to the world.
After decades of pioneering global human rights, Canada has become one of the world's worst holdouts on the arms trade.
Cooling enthusiasm. Is a key part of climate change mitigation going up in smoke?
A technology designed to reduce the effect of fossil fuels on the climate has received £1 bln in subsidies and has nothing to show for it.
Canada has lost or settled seven ISDS claims in the last decade, paying out more than CA$170 million in damages.
The experience of Canada, which agreed to an ISDS clause in its North American Free Trade agreement, should give pause to Australia.
Joe Hockey has made no secret of his republican leanings, yet his right to seek to revive debate on the issue has been questioned.
It has significant public support across party lines, but politicians who advocate Australia becoming a republic are likely to have their priorities and even their right to do so questioned.
Be very afraid – and vote for me.
With Canada's election campaign ramping up, Stephen Harper's government has pummelled the opposition with a barrage of fearmongering.
Virgin territory. Sunrise over the Arctic resources battleground.
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The economic viability of extracting oil from the frozen north might be doubtful, but the geopolitical significance could be massive.
Storm clouds are gathering in the Pacific.
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Disputes over intellectual property and car parts are emerging as last-minute hurdles as negotiators race to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership ahead of elections.
Ka-ching! The sound most countries heard when news of the nuclear deal with Iran broke.
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Most countries welcomed the deal as they jockey to boost trade with the Islamic Republic and gain from the eventual end of sanctions.
Australia’s proposals to recognise Indigenous people in its Constitution will likely be much less substantive than those of many other countries.
Constitutional recognition may have very limited impact if the groups benefiting from the change lack the political weight to leverage it into greater social change.
England’s Jodie Taylor prepares to score against Canada in the first half of the quarter final.
England's great run in the Women's World Cup has heightened UK media interest in the tournament. Is it the game-changer that women's sport has been waiting for?
From the UK, to Canada, Australia and the states – our opinions about the military are usually wrong.
The Abbott government has announced a plan to strip dual nationals involved in terrorism of their Australian citizenship.
A number of countries – including Canada, France, the US and the UK – allow for the deprivation of citizenship on national security grounds. But the scope of ministerial discretion varies significantly.
Increasing emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector will make Canada’s post-2020 pledge very difficult to achieve.
This month Canada revealed its post-2020 climate target as 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. But current policies make it unlikely Canada will achieve the target within the country.
Senior Queensland Police at the 2014 launch of the Stay on Track Outback road safety project, sponsored by Santos, Izuzu and others.
Queensland Police Service
The Queensland Police will now disclose all sponsorships, after a backlash over almost A$700,000 in unnamed donations. But what are the lessons from elsewhere about police and corporate donors?
Despite declining gun fatalities, there should be no room for complacency in Australia, with an estimated 260,000 illegal guns in Australia – including this MP5K 9mm machine gun, seized in Queensland in 2013.
The rate of fatal shootings has fallen in Australia, the US and other nations in recent decades. Yet anti- and pro-gun ideology still makes it hard to have a sensible discussion about gun violence.