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2007-05-25 00:00:00

By Mary Anne OstromStaff Secretary of State Condo

2006-09-06 00:27:45

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Supreme Court has given three young Australians death sentences for heroin trafficking, after prosecutors appealed against an earlier cut in their life jail terms, a court official said on Wednesday.

2006-09-06 00:18:06

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Supreme Court has given three young Australians death sentences for heroin trafficking, after prosecutors appealed against an earlier cut in their life jail terms, a court official said on Wednesday.

2006-08-31 06:15:22

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International police and troops in East Timor were searching on Thursday for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado after a mass jailbreak raised serious concern about fragile security in the fledgling nation.

2006-08-31 03:26:08

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - International police and troops in East Timor were searching on Thursday for rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado after a mass jailbreak raised serious concern about fragile security in the fledgling nation.

2006-07-04 02:10:55

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Lawyers for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks asked the Australian government on Tuesday to formally review his case after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled planned military trials were illegal.

2006-04-11 00:16:52

By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's foreign minister told an official inquiry on Tuesday he had been unaware of persistent diplomatic reports that the country's monopoly wheat exporter was allegedly paying kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

2006-04-04 00:24:57

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two Australian mining companies recently entered contracts to sell uranium to Taiwan, it was revealed on Tuesday, a day after Australia signed a deal setting the stage for uranium exports to China. Energy Resources of Australia Ltd., and BHP Billiton Ltd./Plc.

2006-04-03 21:38:19

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia hopes to gradually rebuild communications with Indonesia after a row sparked by Canberra's decision to give asylum to 42 refugees from Indonesia's Papua province, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Tuesday.

2006-04-03 01:55:47

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia and China signed a nuclear safeguards deal on Monday that set the stage for huge uranium exports to Beijing for its power industry, but Canberra said the trade was unlikely to start for some years.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.