Barack Obama and Raúl Castro’s handshake captured by cameras

It was just a handshake and not even the first between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, but when historians come to select the images that best reflect the legacy of the two leaders, this may be among the pictures that define their efforts to end half a century of Cold War animosity. The widely anticipated moment came at the inauguration … Read More

GST fight: Joe Hockey talks privatisation and WA brings up secessionist past

Western Australia is heading into its 2015-16 budget almost $3bn poorer than it was last year, thanks to a tumbling iron ore price and a failure to convince other states that it should retain more than 30 cents in the dollar of what it collects in GST. But the WA premier, Colin Barnett, told the West Australian that federal treasurer … Read More