East Timor's presidential election was supposed to be for a non-partisan head of state, but in reality it was another step in a long-running political conflict.
Seventy years of an unusually successful monarch is worth celebrating. But it's also important to note how unusual it is.
While we're still thinking about an Australian republic, here's a flashback to how the issue looked 22 years ago, in the aftermath of the referendum defeat.
Australia's republican movement makes a bid for relevance with a new "model" for how a republic would work. It has some problems.
A boycott by the pro-independence forces in New Caledonia produces an overwhelming victory for their opponents and a complete failure to advance towards a solution.
New Caledonia's independence referendum on Sunday is a foregone conclusion, since only one side is planning to turn out. The difficult question is what happens next.
The resignation of South Australia's embattled deputy premier contains an important lesson for how we think about responsible government.
Britain and Europe are negotiating again, in yet another round of dealing with the consequences of Brexit for Northern Ireland.
Donald Trump's acolytes are not above the law, but the prosecution of Steve Bannon shows that the law in question is a complex one. Matters would be much simpler in Australia.
The South Australian government is in disarray after the opposition, with the aid of independents, appears to have taken control of state parliament.