Russia

Words are easy. Don’t just ask the world to vote for New Zealand to get on the UN Security Council because “Our foreign policy has been tested by significant confrontations with some major powers, when we have proved our independence and resilience".

Show the world what we mean.  Show we deserve a position of global leadership.

We need to push strongly for the United Nations to stand up to Russia’s violation of international law and the sovereignty of Ukraine.

Ukraine is nascent democracy. New Zealand is a small one. There is only one side we can be on in a confrontation between a big bully and a small country struggling to make itself free.

Unrest grows in Venezuela; China's property market slows down; Chinese man sues government over air pollution; India to double price of natural gas; Russia questions legitimacy of Ukraine's interim government; and more

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Venezuela Unrest Grows

US government raises debt ceiling; China's premier tries to enforce government building ban; Russia to veto Syrian aid; Belgium to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill children; and more

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House Raises Debt Ceiling

UN pressures Russia to join discussion on Syrian aid; China and Taiwan hold historic talks; North and South Korea set for high-level talks; Turkey and Israel look set to renew diplomatic ties; massive protests shut down Sarajevo; and more

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UN Pressures Russia on Syria Aid Resolution

Iran promises to reveal location of detonators; US blames China for rising tensions in South China Sea; North Korea withdraws invitation for US envoy to visit the country to discuss detained missionary; Russian police kill Islamist militants in North Caucasus; Homs siege overshadows Syria peace talks in Geneva; and more

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Iran Pledges New Cooperat