Australia

Conflict & Justice

How one wrong word made Australia’s migration agency look like Holocaust deniers

In a statement intended to “set the record straight” about critics' “emotive and inflammatory claims” about conditions inside Australia's controversial offshore detention centers, according to some who saw it, Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary Michael Pezzullo appeared to question whether Nazi atrocities actually happened.

Global Scan

Is the Russian bear awakening?

Rumors of possible Russian intervention abound as protests in the Ukraine escalate. And even the Pope's weekend prayer for peace in the country ended in an ominous sign. Working-class stiffs in the Republic of Congo show that style isn't exclusive to the rich. And a New Zealand doc doesn't let a shark attack ruin his day, in today's Global Scan.