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A presence of an Australasian parrot in an Italian Renaissance painting is forcing historians to rethink their understanding of 15th century trading networks.

In the wake of the referendum for Crimean independence from Ukraine, both Europe and Russia will have to find compromises which will not be welcomed in Kiev.

An Australian study of Indigenous cultural sites and spaces in urban and regional areas, led by the University of Melbourne in partnership with the City of Melbourne and Traditional Owners, has explored what makes a culturally appropriate representation of Aboriginality.

Dr Barbara Keys discusses the relationship between the Olympics and the international conflict involving Ukraine and Russia. There has been a call for an international boycott of the Paralympics, beginning later this week. 

Ukraine is bordering on a pre-default situation with its economy, says political scientist Professor Leslie Holmes from the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Australian mining companies are employing a debatable and ill-defined concept to justify their presence in local communities, University of Melbourne research has established.

Lottery winners tend to switch their political allegiances towards right-wing political parties and become less egalitarian, joint UK-Australian research has found.

Senior Lecturer in American Politics Tim Lynch discussed this taciturn approach, and the state of the US-China-Australia relationship on Sky News. 

With a largely deadlocked Congress, US President Barack Obama sought to use the State of the Union address to speak directly to voters.

AUSTRALIANS could be singing a different national anthem had the country's athletes been more successful at the 1976 Olympics, according to an analysis by Melbourne historian Dr Tony Ward.

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