South Africa and Ghana are the two latest African nations to ask the US to explain why its President is calling them 'shithouse countries'.
In the wake of this week's crippling commuter chaos it has been revealed that Sydney Trains' bosses are earning more than the PM thanks to extraordinary salary increases.
The news follows the release of Michael Wolff’s high-profile book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which quotes Bannon making highly critical comments about Donald Trump and his family.
North Korea tells the South it has no reason to feel threatened by its nuclear program.
Officials are meeting to discuss North Korea's involvement in next month's Winter Olympics, but world leaders are hoping the rare dialogue will progress to peace talks.
Oprah Winfrey's partner says she would "absolutely" run for president, as calls for her candidacy grow stronger in the wake of her stirring acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.
State of the Union host Jake Tapper wanted to talk about explosive accusations in Fire and Fury, Stephen Miller wanted to expose CNN as fake news. In the end a heated interview was cut short, POTUS applauded, and security had to be called to remove the guest.
Soft drink consumption has to be cut and a tax is the only one way, says the AMA.
With the government set to permit the export of medicinal cannabis products, a number of companies are licking their lips.
In response to Kim Jong-Un's statement on New Year's Day that his nuclear launch button is always at the ready, the POTUS said his is bigger and actually works.
The EU says Russian democracy is in question after election officials banned rising opposition leader from running against Vladimir Putin.
President Trump is reportedly preparing to neutralise a North Korean launch site or a stockpile of weapons, despite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson still pursuing a diplomatic resolution.
The government proposal would see Australians pay at least $1.50 a standard drink... that means $45 for the humble four-litre wine cask.
Houthi rebels launched a missile at the palace of King Salman in response to the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in Yemen.
Britain First, American Renaissance and League of the South have had their accounts suspended, but former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and other high-profile white nationalists have avoided the cull as Twitter's new policy enforcement raises eyebrows.
The manufacturer of the Colt M4 Carbine describes it as the "weapon of the 21st century warfighter", and now it will be carried by NSW officers.
Chan Han Choi has allegedly been trying to sell missile parts and expertise, as well as coal and other exports in a bid to circumvent global sanctions on North Korea.
China is reportedly preparing for an exodus of millions of North Korean refugees, with at least five settlements being constructed along its shared border.
Senator Sam Dastyari has announced he will not return to federal politics in 2018, after his questionable links to China made his position untenable.
Donald Trump accusers say his actions can't be swept under the rug any longer, and a New York senator calls for his immediate resignation over "heartbreaking" testimony.
An attempted terror attack in the heart of New York has failed because the would-be bomber poorly constructed the explosive device.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton accuses Manus Island asylum seekers of lying about death threats and disseminating propaganda.
The Israeli PM has refused a diplomatic gesture, and then incensed the Palestinians further with provocative comments to the media in France.
With foreign fighters returning home and the terror threat increasing, leading authorities have joined forces in Melbourne to discuss the prevention of mass-casualty attacks.
Two previous intifadas have left thousands dead, and Trump’s announcement may have just incited a third.
Palestinian figureheads and other world leaders have accused the US President of inciting more violence in the region with his announcement.
A plot to hit Downing Street and murder the Prime Minister has been foiled by police and MI5.
Labor is under fire with senator Katy Gallagher and four lower house MPs now caught up in the citizenship saga.
Saudi Arabia has a new citizen and it is a robot. The same robot that agreed to destroy the human...
Unions seek legal counsel as Joyce ineligibility casts doubt over decision not to reverse penalty rate cuts.
Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is one of five MPs to be disqualified from Parliament, as High Court hands down its verdict.
The "good stuff" relating to JFK's assassination will be held back for six months after late lobbying from the CIA.
Calls for Michaelia Cash to quit after her office tipped off media about raids.
British MPs ask Mark Zuckerberg to search for evidence of Russian meddling.
Senator Jeff Flake sacrificed his political future with an anti-Trump tirade, just hours after fellow Republican Bill Corker lashed the POTUS.
Security agency warns countries need to develop effective strategies to assess and address the threat of returning terrorists.
The Opposition Leader slammed yesterday's raids as nothing but a taxpayer funded political stunt.
The High Court's eagerly awaited verdict is set down for Friday afternoon.
Shinzo Abe's landslide win has paved the way for an amendment to Japan's constitution which would allow its military to prepare for war.
The 600 remaining asylum seekers are refusing to leave the protection of the detention centre, after clashes with PNG locals this year.
The use of copper and cable instead of fibre in NBN connections is causing rising tensions across Australia.
Was the CIA involved? Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone gunman? How does LBJ fit into the equation? Conspiracy theorists will be hoping new details emerge as documents are declassified this week.
From Sydney to Shepparton councils have thrown their support behind a high-speed rail network and pop-up cities.
European Union wipes its hands of the unrest in Spain, prompting Vlad Putin to call out the EU for "double standards".
Donald Trump has been accused of forgetting fallen soldier's name during a phone call with his grieving widow.
Barcelona erupts over the imprisonment of two of its pro-independence leaders.
Newspoll survey indicates majority of Australians endorse same-sex marriage, but resent having to pay for a plebiscite.
Raqqa’s liberation from Islamic State signals the reign of terror is all but over.
Daphne Caruana Galizia’s fearless fight against corruption ended on Monday when one of her many enemies planted a powerful explosive in her car.
Former staffer of Barack Obama didn’t hold back when she heard Trump accuse him of neglecting the families of soldiers killed in action.
The new energy strategy will see AGL, Energy Australia and Origin face deregistration if they fail to comply with implemented quotas.
Hustler publisher wants Trump out of the White House, so he's asked the public to dish the dirt to get him impeached.
Somalia has endured the deadliest terror attack in the war-torn nation's history, as the number of lives lost continues to climb.
Despite a respected former general saying war is just months away, Rex Tillerson says US is still trying to end stand-off with diplomacy.
An earthquake in North Korea this morning suggests another nuclear test has just been carried out by Kim Jong-Un.
A hacker has obtained sensitive information on Australian spy planes and warships, after infiltrating a subcontracting firm with a hacking tool popular in China.
In response to the Federal Court’s decision to back slashed penalty rates, Bill Shorten tweeted — “Disappointing decision in the Federal Court. It's clear the best way to protect penalty rates is to vote Labor.”
Operational Plan 5015 — which is understood to include a detailed strategy for the 'decapitation' of the North Korean leadership in the event of full-scale war — was among the intelligence stolen.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was informed that Iran had opened a new case against her while already sentenced to five years imprisonment.
Scott Morrison and the federal government have designs on pocketing a share of the 15% point-of-sale consumption tax each state agreed to introduce in March.
Tony Abbott told London’s centre-right Global Warming Policy Forum that climate-change policies had done more harm than climate change itself.
Residents of Williamtown were only informed of toxic chemical contamination three years after the Department of Defence stopped using the hazardous fire-fighting foam.
AGL agreed to a $2 billion deal with Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) on Christmas Eve 2015, and plans to send a staggering 34 PJs for GLNG to sell offshore next year alone.
After a decade in the Federal Senate, heavy-hitter Nick Xenophon has announced today that he will be quitting to run for seat of Hartley at the next South Australian election.
The facial recognition software known as The Capability, previously matched CCTV footage to passport photos, but the addition of drivers’ licence headshots will expand the catalogue significantly.
The Gibralter-based betting agency is in the crosshairs of the state government, because of its affect on local lottery sales, and the revenue of newsagents.
Bob Hawke has blasted Malcolm Turnbull over the same-sex marriage plebiscite, saying no PM has ever made a worse financial decision.
Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will declare its independence from Spain in the coming days, as tensions reach breaking point.
The national security-focused summit comes in the wake of Brighton siege terrorist Yacqub Khayre being released on bail, and the thwarted terrorist attack on an Etihad Airways flight in June.
The federal government gave citizens the opportunity to hand in unregistered or unwanted guns without fear of prosecution, and 28,000 were surrendered between July 1 and September 30.
POTUS v Supreme Leader, “deranged US dotard” v “little rocket man”. However you’d like to refer to this showdown, the whole world has been watching on in disbelief as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un mix schoolyard insults with grave threats in their ongoing war of words.