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Paul McGeough is chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Donald Trump's and Republicans' inability to scrap and replace Obamacare a failure of both
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Donald Trump's and Republicans' inability to scrap and replace Obamacare a failure of both

On Tuesday Trump took one in the groin as his promise to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare was torched in yet another social injustice protest, this time on Capitol Hill.

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North Korea v Donald Trump war of words: a most dangerous game
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North Korea v Donald Trump war of words: a most dangerous game

North Korea emerged from Donald Trump's weekend twitterstorm, with a Monday threat of its own. Is it time to worry?

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Trump drops the ball picking on protesting black NFL players

Trump drops the ball picking on protesting black NFL players

Trump has opened a volatile new front – against what had been a slow-burn, social justice protest by black sportsmen.

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North Korea crisis: US hints at plan B, as Kim official threatens H-bomb test
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North Korea crisis: US hints at plan B, as Kim official threatens H-bomb test

Amid all the warnings about miscalculations in a time of crisis, it seems there's talk of a Plan B.

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'Rogue newcomers to politics': Iranian president slams Trump after UN speech

'Rogue newcomers to politics': Iranian president slams Trump after UN speech

Hassan Rouhani got a lot off his chest when he spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday

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Rape on campus: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos wind back Obama measures

Rape on campus: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos wind back Obama measures

First Donald Trump spoke up for white nationalists. Now he and his education secretary are accused of giving comfort to college sexual predators. But is that fair?

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The mystery of the illness at US embassy in Havana may spoil flowering diplomacy

The mystery of the illness at US embassy in Havana may spoil flowering diplomacy

It's the stuff of a diplomatic thriller, but its real – Washington is threatening to shutter the US embassy in Havana because diplomats are keeling over.

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Donald Trump wheels jumble of contradictions onto world stage at UN
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Donald Trump wheels jumble of contradictions onto world stage at UN

March into the United Nations, name-calling and threatening destruction, and the chances are there'll be push-back.

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On United Nations' drift, Antonio Guterres beats Donald Trump to the punch

On United Nations' drift, Antonio Guterres beats Donald Trump to the punch

When it came Guterres' turn to speak, ahead of Tuesday's formal opening of the UN's annual General Assembly, he stole the US president's thunder.

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Dancing with Democrats: is Donald Trump ditching the Republican Party?
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Dancing with Democrats: is Donald Trump ditching the Republican Party?

A Republican consultant last week described the party as a "flag of convenience" for Trump.

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In the US, now is never the time to talk about climate change

In the US, now is never the time to talk about climate change

It's as bizarre as it is American – the immediate aftermath of a crisis is never the time to debate what might have caused it.

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