G20 summit

Over the next year, John Key faces a choice between his – and New Zealand's – international reputation on one hand and National's support base on the other as he wrestles with reducing our carbon footprint

If you use the language of the Prime Minister's favourite past-time to describe his political style, you'd say he's got a great short game. Short-term, or at least term-to-term, he's proven himself a master reading the public's appetites and knowing his political limits.

Greek voters choose pro-bailout party; China completes first manned space docking; Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally accepts Nobel Peace Prize awarded in 1991; sucide bombers attack churches in Nigeria, 19 dead; G20 summit begins in Mexico; and more

Top of the Agenda: Greek Voters Choose Pro-Bailout Party

G20 and APEC fail to deliver enforceable deals of currency and protectionism; Obama returns to US to face unfinished business; Suu Kyi urges reconciliation and rule of law; Netanyahu wants to return to peace talks (and billions of dollars); Is Ireland negotiating an EU bailout?: and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Wraps Up Asia Tour

Obama urges cooperation as G20 opens amidst finger-pointing and stalling tactics (+ analysis); Thousands protest Japan's plans to join TPP; Kenyan court rules it has no jurisdiction over pirates; EU to work together on energy security and efficiency; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Urges G20 Cooperation amid Skepticism

US does $15 billion business in India, pledges support for UN seat (+ analysis); China vs. the US currency wars continue; Iraqi leaders meet for reconciliation talks; David Cameron heads to China to take care of business; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama Urges Anti-Terrorism Effort with India