A young woman sits on the ground as police guard the area following the explosion at a Manchester concert.
European governments are dealing with threats to personal security that can strike at any time and in any place, as various terrorist incidents in the past year or so have demonstrated.
Malcolm Turnbull visits the memorial at the Resolute Support Mission HQ Kabul, Afghanistan. 40 Australians have so far been killed in the long-running conflict.
Given the number of deaths and casualties in the long-running conflict, Australia needs to think carefully before committing more soldiers to a role that goes beyond training and support.
People look out over an ornamental lake from behind a wrought iron fence at the Carlton Gardens.
State Library of Victoria
Melbourne is a product of British colonial planning policies to control public access and movement in Australian cities. This legacy still influences the use of public spaces today.
The helicopter carrier Izumo sails out of Yokosuka.
In many respects, Japan’s constitutional debate is a microcosm of Asia’s international order, relfecting a basic mode of operation now past it use-by date.
Not everyone is in a position to start university straight away.
Students on 'enabling' courses may now have to pay substantial fees under higher education reforms.
The White House appears to be in disarray amid outrage at reports that Donald Trump shared sensitive information with Russia.
The US president's sharing of sensitive information with the Russian foreign minister is not only inept, it shows an alarming lack of understanding of Russia's role in the Syrian conflict.
World leaders, led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, meet for the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
The Chinese government has now clearly signalled its intention to assume a more prominent global leadership role through the Belt and Road Initiative.
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget is stressing the ‘potential for better days ahead’, and in that he is half-right.
Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull have clearly resolved to move onto the offensive politically by bringing down a budget that is both populist and expansionary.
With every round of redundancies, significant questions arise around the long-term viability of mainstream news media in Australia.
There is lingering anger among journalists made redundant that expertise and experience seem to have become disposable assets in newsrooms.
The Belt and Road Initiative is a core priority of President Xi Jinping.
China's Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to transform Asia's economic and geopolitics.
Here’s some advice for Malcolm Turnbull as he prepares for his first face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump: reflect on how his predecessors as prime minister have performed in their interactions…
In Russia and China, Donald Trump now faces two centres of power that are no longer willing or feel the need to comply with America’s interests and priorities.
America’s relations with Russia and China are now mired in angst, uncertainty and mutual suspicion.
Darwin was right again.
Epigenetics is consistent with the theory of evolution – in fact, Darwin predicted that tiny parcels might somehow provide a flow of information from experience to inheritance.
Mike Pence and Malcolm Turnbull meet at Admiralty House in Sydney.
The message from the US vice-president was that the US would stay the course and, if anything, act more assertively in preserving stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
North Koreans react as they march past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a military parade.
Any intensification of the military tension between North Korea and the United States would be calamitous, and requires a patient, innovative and informed approach by policymakers.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson head to a meeting in Moscow.
What vastly complicates Western policy in Syria is how to sanction Assad on one hand and deal with Islamic State on the other, without the country unravelling completely.
The over-riding priority underpinning North Korean foreign policy is regime survival and the perpetuation of the Kim family dynasty.
Regardless of how the US sending an aircraft carrier group to the Korean Peninsula plays out, the international community will ultimately have to accept and learn to manage a nuclear North Korea.
Malcolm Turnbull is in the middle of his inaugural visit to India. He appears to have developed a good rapport with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. This is a vital development if Australia is to…
North Korea has been on a long march to acquire a usable nuclear weapon. Since 2011, when Kim Jong-un replaced his father at the head of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the pace of that march…
How do we measure success?
There are already signs of this happening in Australia, but research from overseas reveals few benefits.