The world in 2023: what our writers say you should watch out for

From Ukraine developments and China’s Covid surge to renewable energy and hope for the AmazonA near-inevitable global recession sparked by a lengthening war in Europe’s frozen east; an energy crisis coupled with soaring inflation; Covid-19 finally runn…


‘Fight of our lives’: what happened on the first day of Cop27?

From a bombastic Boris Johnson speech to an impassioned plea from the Barbados PM, here’s how first full day played outCop27 live – latest news updatesOn a jam-packed first full day, we heard from António Guterres, the UN secretary general, who dramati…


Former New Zealand PM John Key says he would have voted for Trump and Bolsonaro

Influential National party figure said he had never voted ‘anything other than right’, but that some on the right were ‘getting pretty crazy’Former New Zealand prime minister Sir John Key has suggested he would have voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 U…