Mathew Mackie sat through the bizarre spectacle that was Obama’s last State of the Union address and got stuck on the furniture.
New TBS scribe Nicholas Harrington describes the current relation between the US and Russia, and how Putin’s political freedoms bring jealous ire from the West.
Rob Idol’s Current Affairs Wrap tackles the multi-faceted downing of a Russian aircraft, Vanstone’s take on Bindi Irwin’s DWTS victory and an epic battle between man and arachnid.
To survive today’s scorcher, we’ve travelled to Russia to find the coldest clips on Youtube. Positive mental attitude. We’re in Siberia.
Rob Idol feels that with the change of approach displayed by ISIS, we need to stop factioning the conflict and conquer ISIS through a united approach.
Everything old is new again in this week’s Current Affairs Wrap, with indirect proxy conflict between old enemies, Clinton in Israel and the return of murder to a notorious state forest.
New to the Current Affairs Wrap desk is Rob Idol, who would like to make his introductions, before reminding us of the week that was. Hi Rob!
Today’s Current Affairs Wrap on potential outcome for the 12,000 Syrian refugees, the trouble in Yemen and Donald Trump’s latest ally.
In Loretta Barnard’s new segment, she will avoid the pretence of art, instead giving you with a guide on who you might be missing out on.
Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap tackles our PM’s removal of citizenship for extremists, the thawing of the Cold War and the emergence of Trump.
Richard Jackson’s weekly #longreads: the journalist who undid Sepp Blatter, Russia’s distortion of the news and the Clinton’s $2 billion global empire.
So, you’re going to show your non-support of Russia by booing their Eurovision entry this year? With fancy anti-booing technology on the cards, Tim Chandler suggests you think again. The Eurovision Song Contest has taken the extraordinary measure of installing anti-booing technology as a Plan B to any unfavourable audience reactions – mainly towards Russia. Russia wasn’t the crowd favourite at…
When in Moscow do as the Muscovites do – something Tim Chandler learned when travelling to Moscow and St Petersburg, and which he reveals in his “Top ten reasons to visit Moscow and St Petersburg”.
Okay, May Day was yesterday but Paris is often a day behind the rest of us, so his May Day piece is as well – regardless, we’re pretty sure you’ll love it and appreciate his particular slant on history.
It’s May Day and Mathew Mackie is a communist…well, at least that’s what he tells us, but you should read his piece anyway and decide for yourself…
Mathew Mackie wants to sit down with Australia for a little chat about her current…preferences…because, well, all these other nations only ever want one thing…
From the whistleblower to a bit of dog whistling to homegrown terrorists caught with all the bells and whistles, it’s just another weekly Current Affair Wrap from Michael Burrill.
In the interest of rational coverage, Jacob Lynagh re-examines the reports of the Ukraine – Russian conflict, finding neither side may be entirely blameless.
Alexandra Connor questions whether the Ukraine can remain a sovereign State or if the bloody chaos of recent months will tear it apart.
Alexandra Connor takes a “gamble” that the “Game of Thrones” played out to get the Winter Olympics to Sochi will leave in its wake both winners and losers.