Stories By Lorna Shaddick
119 Jul 2014 Sat
Observers say the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane is a game changer in other ways and the Obama administration must take firmer and tougher action on Russia as a result.
210 Jul 2014 Thu
Even as both candidates in Indonesia's presidential poll claim victory, the US has congratulated the country on what it called an “historic” election.
309 Jul 2014 Wed
Fifteen-year-old Tariq Khdeir from Florida said he was watching protests about the abduction and murder of his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, when he was beaten and kicked unconscious by Israeli security officers.
426 Jun 2014 Thu
China will be participating in the exercise for the first time, sending a destroyer, a missile frigate and a hospital ship, among others.
513 Jun 2014 Fri
As the crisis in Iraq shows no signs of de-escalation, Washington's plan to send more help to the Iraqi government has not met with wide-spread approval. The speaker of the US House of Representatives is accusing President Barack Obama of "taking a nap" on the matter of Iraq.
611 Jun 2014 Wed
Worries about China have encouraged a relationship-building drive across Asia. China has accused the US and Japan of ganging up against it, after both countries made reference to China's “destabilising” actions in the South China Sea.
707 Jun 2014 Sat
In Virginia, US, a memorial dedicated to "comfort women" reveals that Asian Americans are not all quite so ready to forgive and forget.
805 Jun 2014 Thu
Thursday marks exactly one year since whistleblower Edward Snowden's first revelations were published in the Guardian newspaper. But before the world knew about Snowden, two other National Security Agency (NSA) employees had already described the massive reach of the agency's activities.
903 Jun 2014 Tue
US President Barack Obama's administration has unveiled one of the strongest actions ever taken by the American government to fight climate change -- it has proposed new regulations to cut carbon pollution from US power plants by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.
1029 May 2014 Thu
US President Obama has used a speech at West Point Military Academy to set out his foreign policy objectives, and the president said there would be a US$5 billion “terrorism partnership fund” to help other countries tackle extremism.