Around the world, the question of reputation can affect the way nations and individuals rise and fall, and the road ahead for societies.
As courts around the world find themselves at odds with elected governments and popular sentiment, many precedents may be set - not all of them legal.
So much for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's measured reaction to Donald Trump's migrant travel ban.
The Trump immigration ban saga continues today with the British public flocking to sign a petition against the controversial president's visit.
The last time Mikhail Gorbachev was in the news, he gave Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt. The former Soviet president now warns "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war".
With so many real conflicts and tragedy, it's a good thing politeness is making a comeback.
"We must never repeat the horrors of war". With those words, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closed one of the main chapters of history while visiting Pearl Harbour in Hawaii on Wednesday morning (AEST). He pledged Japan will never again engage in
Pilot errors blamed for two plane crashes, while US President Barack Obama says US election result could have been different had he run.
A little girl who tweets about the horror and injustice of war is not the only thing that will have escaped from Aleppo.
As certain as day follows night, a new dawn has greeted a very uncertain Italy after voters rejected PM Matteo Renzi via a referendum that was meant to be about Senate reform.
The man who invented the word 'Brexit' says the UK government is making a mess of it. Our European Correspondent Nick Miller interviewed Peter Wilding who founded the lobby group British Influence and is now trying to influence what comes next.
When the Latin American dictator who defined himself above all as not being the USA's SOB died, we got to witness a lot of cant and hypocrisy.
Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, shock waves around the world from Trump's business empire and a thwarted terrorist attack in France.
The "hinge moment" between US presidencies is upon us - though at times it seems simply unhinged.
Donald Trump's election victory has not only brought disquiet to many adults around the globe, it has frightened children in his own hometown.
Reminders that the speculation business is dangerous are particularly important in this interregnum between the US election and inauguration.
News from London, New Zealand and, of course, Washington.
The world has changed - but not quite as utterly as some people seem to think.
The surprising victory of brash billionaire Donald Trump in yesterday's US Presidential elections has the world scratching their collective heads and asking "what now?".
At any given moment, a single incident can come to stand for more than itself. That doesn't mean it's the truth.
Far from settling into a conventional pattern, the US election is just one of many events locked in a chamber of multiplying horrors.
Time to look hard at who has your software on their hardware. Your future may depend on it.
Overwhelmed by information? You are in famous company. But presidential candidates have fewer excuses.
Trump appears to be marching towards destiny - friendless, while Democrats fear a November surprise.
In Thailand, China, the US and Brazil, we see that shocking events can shed light on deeper trends.
A man who was detained at an airport for a year now lives among us. The struggle, it would seem, is to keep moving.
The third and final US Presidential debate is underway.
Ecuador says it doesn't want Julian Assange meddling in the US election. Thanks to Donald Trump, the point may be moot.
We're verging on a new stage in our experience of war, where it is almost a live spectacle.
Over at Team Trump, it seems as if something is coming to an end. But elsewhere, uncertain times are just beginning.
Around the world, legislatures seem to be breaking down, with ugly consequences for everyone.
Europe Correspondent Nick Miller's list of very worth lessons from the Brexit debacle for the US Elections is a must read today. 'Make America Great Again' is a great slogan and other narrative parallels.
War talk is back on Russia TV, as is Michael Gorbachev who has warned the world is at a "dangerous phase".
It was a day dominated by Donald Trump, who finally made the divide between politics and reality television disappear.
Two kings, a male chief and the politician who took a serious tumble.