Senegalese foreign minister Aissata Tall Sall and US secretary of state Antony Blinken at a news conference.
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The recent visit of the US secretary of state to Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal appears driven by the fear of China’s inroads in Africa as well as the need to mend diplomatic fences.
Men wearing masks outside a military hospital in New York during the 1918 influenza pandemic.
How the pandemic is reported by the media can influence people’s behaviour.
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
The $1 trillion bill was a heavy lift for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (center). Next up: the budget reconciliation bill known as Build Back Better.
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The government uses a process called public procurement. A professor of public policy explains how the process works and how it is increasingly used to achieve social goals.
ASEAN leaders attend a high-level meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta earlier this year.
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Keeping silent is not a strategic option.
Canadian Minister of Health Patty Hajdu speaks during a press conference in Ottawa.
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When it came to managing the spread of COVID-19, Canada fared better than the United States and the United Kingdom, but worse than other welfare states like New Zealand and Japan.
Beset on all sides: a soldier of the SDF looks out at the Turkish frontline during the 2019 invasion of Kurdish territory in Syria.
Joe Biden has been quick to calm Kurdish fears that the US will abandon them to their fate.
From October 1, Australians will only be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine if they have a prescription from a doctor. But there’s another evidence-based way to help more smokers quit.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
The perception in France of a reversal of strategy is in fact a coherent move for Australia, in line with 200 years of Australian diplomatic tradition – for better or worse.
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Fourteen years after the Quad was first conceived, its leaders will meet for the first time face-to-face this week. China will dominate the conversations.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell on AUKUS and climate change.
Michelle Grattan discusses Australia's international relations alongside issues such as climate change and trade with British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell.
There are other pathways to increasing vaccination rates, while also fostering trust in the health-care system. These have proved difficult in the US, but are available in Australia.
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More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
The most important lesson from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan may be our failure to learn from history.
Many U.S. states follow some form of “mature minor doctrine” allowing teens to make medical decisions without parental consent, including COVID-19 vaccination.
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Some states have a legal framework allowing “mature minors” to make their own health care decisions – but they apply it in different ways, and some don’t have it at all.
People fleeing their homes travel on the Kandahar-Kabul highway, amid the deepening crisis in Afghanistan.
Indonesia, as well as many other countries that will see an increase in Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, will be put to a test of humanity and will have to act quickly.
Police patrol outside the Embassy of Taiwan in Port-au-Prince on July 9, 2021, after 11 suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse broke into its embassy in an attempt to flee.
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Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
A third of American fathers work 50 or more hours a week, compared with less than 10% of Canadian fathers.
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A fatherhood researcher argues that US work policies, income inequality, gender attitudes and health care all make it harder for dads to be highly engaged at home.