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2006-06-22 20:29:13

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.

2006-06-22 02:50:25

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.

2006-04-13 01:21:32

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.

2006-02-24 01:41:40

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.

2006-02-03 03:10:00

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.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.