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CANBERRA (Reuters) - Two Australian fighter jets bombed and sank an impounded North Korean cargo ship on Thursday in what Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said was a strong message to Pyongyang about its involvement in drug running.
By Sue Pleming and Michelle Nichols SYDNEY (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the United States, Japan and Australia began talks on Saturday aimed at bringing the three countries closer on issues such as China and how to tackle its growing military strength. U.S.
By Sue Pleming SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice began a three-day trip to Australia on Thursday to thank one of America's closest allies for keeping troops in Iraq and to discuss China's emergence as an Asia-Pacific power.
An emotional Australian Prime Minister John Howard said the sentencing of two Australian men to death in neighboring Indonesia on Tuesday for attempting to smuggle heroin should serve as a warning to other Australians.
Canceled visits to Australia by U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso would not affect six-nation climate talks set for this week, a foreign affairs spokeswoman said on Sunday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Canceled visits to Australia by U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso would not affect six-nation climate talks set for this week, a foreign affairs spokeswoman said on Sunday.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Lawyers for an Australian drug smuggler who is to be hanged in Singapore in less than two weeks asked the Australian government on Monday to take the case to an international court in a last-ditch bid to stop the execution.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian man convicted of drugs charges in Singapore has lost his final appeal for clemency and will be executed, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will tighten its so-called feed rule -- a primary defense against mad cow disease -- by banning cattle brains and spinal cords in animal feed, but stop short of measures such as excluding restaurant scraps, industry sources said on Tuesday.
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