Obama sends right message but questions remain about delivery

The American President issued a clarion call for urgent action on climate change.
The American President issued a clarion call for urgent action on climate change.
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THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems. A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems.
23 Nov 14 The United States is becoming increasingly divided over gun control but while the argument rages its children keep dying.
22 Nov 14 Taiwan, the world's biggest maker of iPhones and iPads, has unexpectedly found its economy held hostage by protests by a young generation of digital natives, spawned – ironically – by...
22 Nov 14 The head of Emirates Airline wants better sharing of intelligence so that a disaster like that of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is not repeated.
21 Nov 14 A newly assertive Russia is talking tough and sending its fleet, army and air force outside its borders, but the Cold War is over and unlikely to come back.
21 Nov 14 The severe sentence handed down to Chinese activist Ilham Tohti is consistent with a widespread crackdown on dissent.
21 Nov 14 Rebel groups facing death by starvation or IS are joining the Islamic State.
20 Nov 14 The adoption by critics of Thailand's military rulers of a three-finger salute from the Hunger Games films has led to screenings of the latest film in the series being cancelled in Bangkok.
20 Nov 14 Aid projects straddling the border between China and North Korea may be in jeopardy with the detention of naturalised US citizen Peter Hahn on Tuesday.
19 Nov 14 An executive of a car hire service which has risen from tech start-up to $US17 billion international giant in four years declared to a dinner table that the company should spend $1...
19 Nov 14 In a city already deeply riven with sectarian tensions, the brutal slaughter of four rabbis in an ultra-Orthodox synagogue has pushed Jerusalem to the edge of what many fear could...
19 Nov 14 Refugees and asylum seekers in Cambodia are in dire straits and the Australian government's plan to resettle more there is "madness", Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says.
19 Nov 14 Powerful parliament speaker says the constitution cannot be changed before the election, just days after US President Obama hugged Ms Suu Kyi and said the law 'doesn't make much sense'.
18 Nov 14 Footage has emerged of a possible encounter between Australian 9News reporter Peter Stefanovic and the British-born alleged ISIL executioner known as “Jihadi John” four years ago.
18 Nov 14 Bill and Melinda Gates have an Emerald City fantasy.
17 Nov 14 Labels identified the packages as toys but DHL package sorters in Bangkok were stunned when a routine X-ray scan revealed they contained parts of a baby's head, a baby's foot and heart.
16 Nov 14 The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
14 Nov 14 As leaders of the world's most powerful nations arrive in Australia for the G20 summit, all eyes are on the relationship between the United States and China, and just where Australia can...
14 Nov 14 Exactly two years to the day he rose to the top of China’s ruling Communist Party, President Xi Jinping takes his seat at the G20 having amassed more power, and faster, than any Chinese...
14 Nov 14 Gun shops in the area are reporting a surge in handgun sales driven by fears of a wave of rioting over the shooting by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, of an unarmed black...
13 Nov 14 Climate is likely to be on the table in Brisbane, despite the Abbott Government's attempts to keep it off.
12 Nov 14 Summer will see China install a fifth station in Antarctica under the Antarctic Treaty.
12 Nov 14 Hundreds came and went throughout the afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day remembering America's dead.
11 Nov 14 Tony Abbott needs to go beyond motherhood rhetoric in explaining our latest intervention in a region in chaos.
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Nico on numerous occasions you bag on about following the money trail. Well perhaps you should
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We should pump as much CO2 out as we can - get sea levels rising as quick as possible - more
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Interesting that the mega Corporations like Coles, so vigorously fight for free and open markets
THE Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) is getting ready to take on its first new members.22 Nov 14 THE Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) is getting ready to take on its first new members.
A UNIQUE umbrella branding for Australian is a reality with the Australian Sino Hundred Year Agricultural and Food Safety Partnership.22 Nov 14 A UNIQUE umbrella branding for Australian is a reality with the Australian Sino Hundred Year Agricultural and Food...