The great dealmaker? Lawmakers find Donald Trump to be untrustworthy negotiator

Trump campaigned as one of the world's greatest dealmakers, but lawmakers in both parties increasingly consider him an untrustworthy and easily distracted negotiator.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 4:44 pm

'Crazy Killer' confession may end 30-year-old Belgian mystery

A mystery that has troubled Belgium for over 30 years may be solved after a deathbed confession by a former policeman that he was one of the "Crazy Brabant Killers".

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 2:47 pm

Czech president waves mock rifle 'at journalists' during press conference

Speaking at a press conference, Zeman held up a mock assault rifle with an inscription that can be translated as "Toward journalists" or "At journalists."

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 2:03 pm

Catalans plan human shield to block Madrid takeover

Catalan separatists are mobilising a human shield to block efforts by the Spanish authorities to take control of the breakaway region as both sides prepare to escalate the political conflict.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 1:44 pm

Megyn Kelly blasts O'Reilly, Fox in extraordinary statement about harassment

Former Fox News star television host Megyn Kelly waded back into territory she vowed to leave behind on Tuesday, saying on her new NBC morning program that she complained about Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly while she was an anchor at the conservative US station but was ignored.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 12:07 pm

Assailant stabs top journalist at leading Moscow radio station

An assailant stabbed a senior editor at Russia's Echo of Moscow radio station on Tuesday in a brazen break-in and attack at one of Russia's most prominent and politically outspoken talk stations.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 11:01 am

World of Photos: October 24, 2017

The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 8:01 am

'It made me cry': Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Donald Trump's condolence call

The widow of Sergeant La David Johnson said she had "nothing to say" to President Donald Trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the centre of a national controversy.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 7:48 am

Amid Egypt's anti-gay crackdown, dating apps send tips to stop entrapment

Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 2:43 am

US refuses to divulge why Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo denied entry

The US refuses to say why it denied Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo entry to the US.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 12:46 am

Spanish foreign minister says pictures of police violence in Catalonia are fake

Spain's foreign minister has dismissed scenes of police violence against voters in the Catalonia independence referendum as "fake news".

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 11:23 pm

It is Italians' turn to vote in autonomy referendums

While local politicians hope to claw back taxes from Rome, autonomy referendums in two regions could worsen Italy's north-south divide.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 9:48 pm

Trump phones to congratulate NZ PM Jacinda Ardern at last

Labour Leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern received a call from US President Donald Trump, but she's still pushing for the TPP.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 9:07 pm

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 13 in north-east Nigerian city

A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict with Boko Haram stretches into its ninth year.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 7:54 pm

Retired 'Navy SEAL' praising Trump on Fox News was a fake

Fox News ran a story on October 8 about a decorated Vietnam War US Navy SEAL and glass artist, but it wasn't true.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 6:10 pm

'If all goes well': Titanic letter written day before tragedy sells for record price

A letter written on the Titanic has sold at auction for a record $212,000.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 3:58 pm

'Only way' of dealing with Islamic State fighters is to kill them: UK minister

IS fighters should not be allowed to return home, says a British government minister.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 2:55 pm

Japan elections: Shinzo Abe retains supermajority despite distrust

The approaching Typhoon Lan left voters battling strong winds and heavy rain, part of the reason for the low turnout rate estimated at 53.83 per cent.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 2:16 pm

Robert Mugabe scrapped as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organisation says.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 2:09 pm

UK police end hostage situation at bowling alley in Nuneaton

British police have ended a hostage situation at a leisure centre in Nuneaton.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 1:23 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on track for big election win

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big election win.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 11:52 am

Photographer wins award for photo essay highlighting the deadly rhino horn trade

Wildlife photographer Brent Stirton has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 8:59 am

Fascists take power in Austria. Could they do the same in Australia?

We can ward off far-right politics by resisting bigotry and protecting workers' living standards.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 8:15 am

Indonesia demands explanation after US refuses entry to military chief Gatot Nurmantyo

Indonesia is demanding an explanation after its military chief Gatot Nurmantyo was refused entry into the United States on Saturday.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 7:51 am

Australian teacher shot dead in Kenya may have been targeted: lawyer

The lawyer of Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina has urged authorities to keep investigating why the mother-of-two was shot dead in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 7:27 am