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McCain and Zhang spar at major forum

It is rare for senior diplomats or political heavyweights from China and the United States to face off at major international forums.

Monday, 6 February, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

I admire China's economic success [but] when you carry out a basically totalitarian form of government, then I can't admire that

U.S. Republican Senator John McCain

Women. They are a complete mystery

Physicist Stephen Hawking, when asked what he spends most of his time thinking about

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Singin' the same old songs

'Glen Campbell's Good Times - The Final Farewell Tour' began on August 31, in Toronto, Canada, and is scheduled to finish at the French Lick Resort Casino, in the American state of Indiana, on December 16.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Alliances shift as war memories fade

The US aircraft carrier George Washington covers a wide area. Two weeks after joining in exercises in northeast Asia, off the Korean east coast, it was down in the South China Sea welcoming Vietnamese officials on board. The irony was incredible.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Belligerent McCain is a threat to peace

John McCain argues that only he is ready to be US military commander-in-chief. Actually, he lacks the necessary judgment, knowledge and temperament.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Keys to leadership

Time and again during the US presidential campaign, septuagenarian Republican Party contender John McCain has shown how technologically unsavvy he is.

18 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news


Presidential hopefuls Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton are engaged in another verbal battle as the former first lady's camp discusses the possibility of running together.


12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

An American democratic jamboree

'Electrifying' is probably the only word to describe what is happening in US election politics. The rise and rise of Senator Barack Obama in the Democratic Party primaries and caucuses has been electrifying. The spectacle of American democracy in action has also been electrifying, with voters right across the country able to assess the candidates from within handshake range.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Anxiety at prospect of a Mrs President

In the state rooms and diplomatic salons of East Asia two whispered questions have been echoing for months: is the United States really prepared to elect a woman president and how would more conservative parts of Asia deal with it?

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1984

Under the Volcano

Starring: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews

Director: John Huston

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1964

The Night of the Iguana

Starring: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

Director: John Huston

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Theodore Roosevelt

Excerpts from Theodore Roosevelt's speech 'The strenuous life' in Chicago on April 10, 1899:

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Free tickets for Ennio fans

Want to win tickets to renowned Italian comic artist Ennio Marchetto on opening night? Here's your big chance to see him impersonate characters from Snow White to Britain's queen to Madonna and Dolly Parton. CitySeen has 10 pairs of tickets for next Thursday's show at 8.15pm and all you have to do is tell us in 50 words or less why you want to see the human cardboard cartoon's performance.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

My Life - Volume I: The Early Years

My Life - Volume I: The Early Years

by Bill Clinton

Vintage Books $62

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Words of inspiration

'People ask the different between a leader and a boss ... The leader leads, and the boss drives'


26th president of the United States

8 Jan 2005 - 12:00am