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Germany in limbo after post-election talks fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to form government after the September 24 Federal Election, appear to have failed.

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Letter ‘shows pressure is telling on North Korea’

Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed a letter from North Korea as a rant against Donald Trump rather than a threat against Australia.

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US knew about scale of Indonesia’s 1965 massacre

The US government knew that Indonesia was slaughtering hundreds of thousands of people in the 1960s, but stayed silent.

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The return of Germany’s far-right

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, has emerged from the German elections as the third-largest in the Bundestag.

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When politics and sport collide

Player protests – TV star outbursts – presidential insults – marriage debates. Welcome to modern sport.

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Saudi Arabian women driving change

Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive after King Salman issued a royal decree on Tuesday.

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German election: far-right tipped to win seats

For the first time since World War Two a far-right political party may be represented in the German national parliament.

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Yarra Mayor defends Australia Day decision

The Mayor of Melbourne’s Yarra City has vigorously defended the Council’s decision to refrain from official references to ‘Australia Day’, in an interview with Lamourette Folly and Dominique Russell. 

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Australia’s got talent … at Eurovision

Australia’s association with Eurovision has seen a succession of four reality stars take to the global stage in as many years. It seems when you are on to a good thing, you stick to it, writes Tom Livingstone.

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Weekly news wrap – Stuff you may have missed

Hatch reviews the news and views worth your attention.

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