He is the popular president of a nation of 100 million people, but he's putting a key ally off with his antics.
Paul McGeough In remarkable votes in the Senate and the House – 97-1 and 348-77 respectively – on Wednesday, Obama's veto was overridden.
Lia Timson Must-reads from the Ukraine via the Netherlands, Washington, Arizona, Manila and Aleppo.
Nick Miller In July 2014, a Buk ground-to-air launcher, armed with four missiles and sat on a low trailer, crossed the Russian border into eastern Ukraine.
Nick Miller Flight MH17 was shot down from pro-Russian rebel controlled territory, with a missile that had recently been transported from Russia, a criminal investigation has found.
Latika Bourke A top-secret memo sensationally leaked by a Belgian energy minister cites Australia's decision to block China from buying into the NSW power grid.
Lindsay Murdoch Surely there can be few places as miserable as the jail in metropolitan Manila's most populous city as president Rodrigo Duterte wages his deadly war on drugs across the Philippines.
Michael Gordon Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres' political career spanned six decades and included working with no fewer than 10 American presidents.
Lia Timson Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has passed away at age 93.
Nick Miller One of history's greatest double agents, code-name Garbo, played out a convoluted, cold-blooded game of deception against his own wife.