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CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday it would be inappropriate to apologize to Iraq yet for the killing of an Iraqi government bodyguard by Australian troops in a shooting mishap in Baghdad.
By Aseel Kami and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's trade minister threatened on Thursday to reconsider trade deals with wheat supplier Australia after Australian troops killed one of his bodyguards in a shooting mishap in the capital.
By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday his government was misled by the country's wheat exporter about its oil-for-food deals in Iraq, which a U.N. report said involved multi-million dollar kickbacks.
By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. and British governments knew over four years ago that Iraq was demanding extra fees from importers through U.N. oil-for-food funds, an Australian commission of inquiry was told on Friday. Shipping group P & O Nedlloyd Ltd.
By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY (Reuters) - A wheat war between Australia and the United States has threatened a political rift between the two allies after dramatic allegations of kickbacks to the regime of Saddam Hussein by Australia's monopoly wheat exporter, AWB Ltd. The Australia-U.S.
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