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14 September 2017 10:25 AM The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a meeting yesterday in Sochi. (Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images) THE BIG IDEA: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury. When he finally made it home, the Republican 3

12 September 2017 5:41 AM Maori Party candidate cleared of bribery

Maori Party candidate Wetex Kang has been cleared by the Electoral Commission of using a Chinese messaging site to buy votes. Chief electoral officer Alicia Wright, in a letter to Mr Kang on Tuesday, says the commission is confident that he hasn't given any money directly or indirectly to induce an elector to vote for him. It has concluded that he has not committed 4

7 September 2017 4:26 AM The tiny islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma are in trouble — and begging for help

When the worst of Hurricane Irma departed Antigua and Barbuda early Wednesday, Prime Minister Gaston Browne boasted “no other country in the Caribbean would have been as well prepared as we were.” The problem with this statement, as he later acknowledged, is Barbuda was left “barely habitable.” Home to a fraction of the islands' combined population 3

5 September 2017 3:10 AM The North Korean chessboard: What next for the main players?

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Over the weekend, North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test, claiming it had detonated a thermonuclear bomb for the first time. The regime in Pyongyang has been signaling 5

3 September 2017 10:07 AM North Korea nuclear test: Trump condemns 'hostile' move

The US has joined North Korea's regional neighbours in condemning the secretive communist state's latest nuclear weapons test. Pyongyang said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. US President Donald Trump tweeted: "North Korea has conducted a major nuclear test. "Their words and actions continue 10

26 August 2017 8:23 AM Reliance Jio's another wave of disruption sends rivals scurrying for safety

NEW DELHI: The recent start of pre-booking for Reliance Jio’s much-touted 4G feature phone—JioPhone—is another disruptive ploy of Mukesh Ambani-owned company. Reliance Jio's stormy entry into $26 billion Indian telecom market riding on big freebies last year changed rules of the game. With its second wave of disruption, it might end up leading the game. After 3

21 August 2017 12:25 AM Gordon Campbell on Labour’s campaign launch

“Numbers have now reportedly swelled to 2200 - filling the Town Hall and the Q Theatre.” “An incredible 2200 people spread across three venues, while hundreds had to be turned away.” “And National’s campaign launch next week in Auckland will be every bit as euphoric and likely even bigger…” To be fair, the same Stuff story did underline the danger for National 24

20 August 2017 10:16 PM Police guinea pig Constable Elliot dies

His death was announced on the New Zealand Police's official Facebook page. "He was a chilled-out, relaxed little fella who would curl up in a ball on your lap like a cat, but was brave enough to face up to bigger animals thinking he was a dog," the police wrote. "He is greatly missed by his Wellington family, especially his eight and six-year-old humans 7

18 August 2017 11:16 PM Steve Bannon vs White House: Who Will Trump's Former Adviser Target First?

"#War," tweeted Breitbart editor Joel Pollack as news of Steve Bannon’s departure from the White house broke Friday. With Bannon now returning to his position leading the far-right news website, Breitbart is expected to turn its ire on the opponents of his nationalist agenda in the White House. A Breitbart source told Axios the site would go “thermonuclear 12

10 August 2017 8:04 PM Markets Dive Again After Trump Doubles Down on North Korea ‘Fire and Fury’ Threat

President Donald Trump said earlier this week that if North Korea continues to threaten the United States, it will be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen," a statement that stopped a streaking stock market in its tracks. Today, in an impromptu press briefing, the president doubled down on those previous remarks, saying “if anything 1