China has lodged a diplomatic protest after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic protocol by holding direct talks with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
Paul McGeough Barack Obama told Americans that the weight of the presidency would restrain Donald Trump. Now we know that everything is up for grabs.
Nick O'Malley By stumbling into one of the world's most fraught diplomatic disputes Donald Trump has again demonstrated he either knows or cares little about his new job.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies Police have revealed predawn arrests on Friday were aimed at preventing opponents of the president using protests to topple the government.
Nick O'Malley, Kirsty Needham A diplomatically explosive phone call between president-elect Donald Trump and the president of Taiwan risks provoking a cold war between the United States and China with potentially catastrophic economic and security implications for the region and the world, according to Bob Carr
Eryk Bagshaw Andreas Tölke, a German fashionista, threw open his Armani couch, the city of Hamburg opened up its schools, and Berlin turned department stores into shelters for thousands of families.
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies Thousands gather in Jakarta for the latest rally demanding the city's Chinese Christian governor be jailed for his alleged insult to the Koran.
Peter Munro Khaled al-Assad was beheaded by Islamic State for protecting some of the world's most important artefacts - and now others are taking up his fight.
Chris Cillizza The clip from the US news network is both stunning and depressing.
Lindsay Murdoch Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has acceded to Thailand's throne to become the 10th monarch of the Chakri dynasty that was formed in 1782.