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By Contra Costa Times I apologize... Mea culpas are an art form for politicians and celebrities. We're still waiting for the barons of Wall Street to issue long-overdue apologies to the nation as a whole, but meanwhile we've been musing on the ways average Joes issue lame excuses.
By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard has been demonized by Aborigines for a decade, but on Tuesday one of Australia's most influential black leaders said Howard could be the person that ends generations of black squalor.
By James Grubel CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) - After a decade as Australia's prime minister in waiting, Treasurer Peter Costello is now outlining a blueprint for a Costello government -- a move analysts say is designed to bolster his leadership chances.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Ambitious Australian Treasurer Peter Costello said on Monday that Prime Minister John Howard had promised to hand over power in his second term, contradicting his long-serving leader over the existence of a succession deal.
By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - For Australian Prime Minister John Howard, it was just another day at the office on Thursday as he marked a decade in power, standing in parliament confidently fending off attacks on his conservative government. "I'm working today," Howard told reporters.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.