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US Ambassador Mike Moore full of wind – tweet

US Ambassador Mike Moore posted on Twitter that Washington DC is now taking a battering. “The trees in Washington don’t like the wind … and it’s about Wellington windy right now,” he tweeted. The New Zealand Embassy in Washington has been closed and the country’s consulate in New York is …

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Michael Fullilove’s verdict: Obama v Romney – Behind the rhetoric

Updated  President Barack Obama landed a lot of punches in his foreign policy debate with Mitt Romney in Boca Raton, Florida,” says Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove. “But President Obama’s truest line of the night was when he said to Governor Romney: ‘You say you would do the …

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Economic warfare over Huawei

Comment  The United States attack on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei shapes up like a declaration of economic warfare complete with buckets of political rhetoric and China bashing. Cynics might think a presidential election is looming. In just one month, the US has taken China to the World Trade Organisation claiming …

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NZ PM off to woo Hollywood big boys

5:30 AM Wednesday Oct 3, 2012 It has all the trappings of a hit movie – “Johnnie goes to Hollywood” – in which the Kiwi hero tries to inject more lifeblood into the NZ economy while a Great German Hulk flails about claiming New Zealand is in danger because US moguls …

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Fran O’Sullivan: Apec Agenda stays off-course

NZ Herald  The fight against global terrorism has emerged as a major business issue at Apec. The issues are intricate – even at the geo-political level, where presidents and prime ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific economies of Apec clearly hold sway. But the links between security and trade – added …

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Fran O’Sullivan: NZ should link arms with US

NZ Herald  Today’s Wall St opening will be the most difficult hurdle for financial markets since the 1987 global sharemarkets collapse. The one-week halt to trading is the longest since the First World War closure. The human carnage wreaked by terrorists who destroyed New York’s twin pillars of capitalism – …

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