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Trump's America: Prison time for compassion

Four women are facing possible prison time for leaving jugs of water and canned ...  
What does Japan’s whaling announcement actually mean?

What are the ramifications of Japan's decision to resume commercial whale hunts?  
Nuclear arms: A year of living dangerously

Last January, the Doomsday Clock was moved to two minutes to midnight — the ...  
Australian Government refuses asylum for Kremlin whistle-blower

A British contractor who revealed secret Russian information is seeking asylum for ...  
Brexit chaos: The failure of Westminster

As the Brexit saga continues with no solution in sight, it is worth reflecting on ...  
Is Trump a necessary evil?

Trump is necessary to show us where democracy is failing but more than that, Trump ...  
Canada rescues Saudi teen Rahaf Al-Qunun — Australia asleep on the job

Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, the Saudi teenage asylum seeker now sanctioned for Cana ...  
Tory dysfunction continues for Morrison and May

Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence looks at the parallels between the UK ...  
Dutton, Morrison and Prakash: The politicising of Muslim extremism

Dutton's removal of Neil Prakash's Australian citizenship has again focused atte ...  
#4 TOP IA STORY OF 2018: A Chinese base in Vanuatu — or a Fairfax beat-up?

One of Independent Australia's key roles is to expose mainstream media beat-ups ...  
EXCLUSIVE: First hand account of Indonesian tsunami apocalypse

Matt George reports from Indonesia where 429 have died and 150 are still missing ...  
Why we haven't seen the last of "immigrant caravans"

Reducing the amount of migrants and refugees will require cooperation, understan ...  
The people have spoken and Australia could be next

The recent yellow vest protests in France are an example of what frustration ...  
The Pentecostal Prime Minister and the Jerusalem embassy stunt

While the embassy stunt failed to secure Wentworth and may incite terrorist atta ...  
“Always follow your dreams”: One woman’s story from Cambodia

“You should always have a dream,” Rossokna told me. She’s a 39-year-old woman ...  
British walk-out from Europe has been a long time coming

Debate in the British parliament over the Draft Agreement with Brussels has prod ...  
British Brexit mess over Europe

The agreement between the British Government and European Union has proved comp ...  
Syria awaits transition but at what cost?

A resolution in Syria remains uncertain as sectarian interests wrestle for supre ...  
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