The news that mattered today
Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
With New Zealand among those at an international summit in Canada to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme, Robert Ayson says we may have to swallow a "nuclear rat" to prevent war on the Korean peninsula - even if it cuts against our anti-nuclear ideals.
An international summit aimed at containing North Korea’s nuclear programme is an opportunity to push for wider and stronger sanctions, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says.
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North Korea may be using New Zealand as a virtual launching pad for cyber attacks around the world, a new report has suggested.
New Zealand has marked the 30th anniversary of its nuclear-free legislation, but according to a visiting professor, the world is at a greater risk of “nuclear catastrophe” than ever before. Sam Sachdeva reports.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faced chilly weather during a flying visit to Wellington, but was keen to emphasise the warmth of his country's relationship with New Zealand. However, Tillerson was quick to push back against any suggestion the US was abandoning its leadership role in the Asia-Pacific, as Sam Sachdeva reports.