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2006-02-02 22:39:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to provide a second brief extension of expiring provisions of the anti-terrorism USA Patriot Act won final congressional approval on Thursday and President Bush was expected to swiftly sign it into law. The provisions had been set to expire on Friday, but the Senate approved a bill passed earlier by the House of Representatives to extend them to March 10. Some lawmakers want the added time to resolve demands for greater protection of civil liberties...

2005-11-09 02:04:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 22:38:38

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-07-22 03:36:41

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian leaders have proposed new anti-terror laws similar to those planned in Britain after the London bombings, including making it a criminal offense to train in "terrorist techniques" abroad. Australian Prime Minister John Howard said authorities would examine the new laws planned for Britain and said new technology meant existing laws and police powers were out of date. "We have 19th century legal responses to potentially 21st century technological terrorist...


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