Malcolm Turnbull on rescue mission to save himself – bugger the country … Libs to recruit Noel Pearson as election candidate … Washington pursues Canberra to support its anti-China alliance … top CIA agent spills the beans … Jihadi news on Oz television … Great Crashing Bores … Turnbull attempts to reboot Interesting times in…

Rupert Murdoch expands his empire (again) … British PM Theresa May in Murdoch’s pocket … Aleppo and Mosul: tale of two cities … Australia drawn deeper into Middle East quicksand … Phillip Knightley’s take on war correspondents … Rupert Murdoch: local and global This week Rupert Murdoch secured full ownership of my local paper, The…

Phillip Knightley, master craftsman of newspaper journalism, leaves a legacy of accuracy, independence and getting stuck into the rich and privileged … Mainstream media straining for rebirth of fascism … Why media got Austria so wrong …. Time to fight for the ABC Personal tribute to my captain Phillip George Knightley, newspaper journalist par excellence,…

A farewell tribute to Cuba’s President Castro … ABC moralists prompt “no platforming” of dead painter Donald Friend …Trump V Clinton: war goes on … Women pollies break Euro-ceiling … Guest contributor Judith White writes: This Sunday, in Cuba’s easternmost city Santiago, Fidel Castro will be buried in the Santa Ifigenía cemetery. When I was there last…

Italy welcomes ascension of President-elect Donald Trump … Trump overshadows Italian referendum on December 4 … How the Italian Mafia funded Silvio Berlusconi … Casino billionaires to celebrate inauguration of “Silvio” Trump … plus Festival of Dangerous Ideas and Great Crashing Bores The Italian Connection Italy’s political and media class were the only ones in…