Archaeological discoveries show the different options that have solved human problems over time.
The shock waves from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rippling through world energy, food and trade supply lines are profound, but not big enough to split the global economy
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We now have a glimpse into where early Indigenous Australians likely travelled all those tens of thousands of years ago.
The container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on March 23, blocking the passage of other ships and causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels.
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The Suez Canal is the ideal target for causing maximum disruption to global trade.
Bokoni terracing on Verlorenkloof farm on the Mpumalanga escarpment.
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As early as 1500 the Bokoni people created stone-walled settlements that demonstrate their mastery of farming. But today these sites are under threat.
A Motu trading ship with its characteristic crab claw shaped sails. Taken in the period 1903-1904.
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It has often been assumed that Australia was essentially isolated until 1788. But research into the seagoing trade on the south coast of Papua New Guinea suggests otherwise.
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter observes the destroyer USS Lassen in the South China Sea.
By sailing a destroyer close to an artificial island in the South China Sea, the US is challenging China’s claim to the waterway. At stake are trade routes worth billions of dollars.