Latest John Howard Stories

2005-07-12 22:05:20

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will send 150 special forces and support troops back to Afghanistan to help its close ally the United States hunt down a resurgent Taliban and al Qaeda, Prime Minister John Howard said on Wednesday.

2005-07-12 17:43:42

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia plans to send up to 400 troops, including elite special forces and construction engineers, to Afghanistan to help hunt down a resurgent al Qaeda, Australian newspapers said on Wednesday.

2005-07-11 01:32:02

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has written to an Australian beauty therapist jailed in Indonesia for drug smuggling, offering government support for her appeal and promising to take a personal interest in her case.

2005-07-10 22:08:37

By Tom Sturrock SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has not discussed taking over military command in southern Iraq from Britain, the government said on Monday after it was reported that London wanted to free up British troops for redeployment to Afghanistan.

2005-07-09 21:36:38

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced a reshuffle of his key intelligence and security staff on Sunday, including the appointment of a foreign affairs specialist as the head of the nation's chief spy agency.

2005-07-01 05:48:04

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Angry workers blocked Australia'slargest city of Sydney on Friday in the second day of protestsagainst plans by the conservative government to use its newpowers to de-regulate labor laws.

2005-05-24 07:29:59

Australian officials are trying to prevent a resumption of commercial whaling and halt Japan's scientific research whaling, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).