European Union

Why should we bother trying to catch up to Australia when we can just become Australia?

On the back of a UMR poll indicating that only a minority of respondents believe it is even worth debating a union between New Zealand and Australia, let alone actually support such a step occurring, Sir Don McKinnon went on TVNZ's Q+A programme and declared this development to be

Suicide bombings rock Pakistan; South Korea and EU agree $28 billion trade deal; Dow Jones rallies to 10,000; British government forces banks to reform bonus system; and more

Top of the Agenda: Pakistan Attacks Accelerate

Iran nuclear talks begin with "no compromise" vow (+analysis and background); hundreds die in Indonesia earthquake; Israel to exchange prisoners for video of solider; Obama tells big polluters to install monitors; and more

Top of the Agenda: Iran Talks with World Powers

EU does deal to confirm Iran nuclear talks; Who will lead the Chinese Communist Party from 2012?; Musharraf says US money was spent to fight India; WTO reveals growing protectionism; and more

Top of the Agenda: Iran, World Powers to Meet