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3 Anti-Whaling Activists Detained on Japanese Ship

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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An anti-whaling group said Sunday that three activists are being held on a Japanese whaling ship after sneaking aboard the vessel overnight. The three activists are from the Australian group Forest Rescue and were assisted by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose ships are tailing the Japanese whaling fleet as it heads towards the Southern […]

Philippine Kidnappers Demand $2 Million Ransom for Australian

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian man kidnapped by a suspected militant Islamist group in the Philippines has appeared in a video saying his captors demand a $2 million ransom for his release. The video posted Thursday on the website of the Sydney Morning Herald shows a pale and distraught-looking Warren Richard Rodwell asking for the Philippine and Australian […]

Qantas Reaches Deal with Engineers’ Union

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Qantas Airways reached a deal Monday with one of the three striking unions that prompted the carrier to temporarily ground its entire fleet in October. The breakthrough with the engineers’ union was presented to Fair Work Australia, the country’s industrial relations umpire, almost two months after Qantas chief Alan Joyce ordered all planes out […]

Australian Court Lifts Ban on Samsung Tablet

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian court has lifted the ban on the sale of Samsung’s latest tablet computer, rejecting an attempt by rival Apple to have the ban extended because of alleged patent infringement. Samsung executive Tyler McGee says the ruling allows the South Korea technology giant to offer its Galaxy 10.1 device to Australian customers in time […]

Australian Court Lifts Ban on Samsung Tablet

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian court has lifted the ban on the sale of Samsung’s latest tablet computer, rejecting an attempt by rival Apple to have the ban extended because of alleged patent infringement. The ruling allows the South Korea technology giant to offer its Galaxy 10.1 device to Australian customers in time for the Christmas shopping season. […]

Chinese Court Slaps 13-Year Jail Term on Australian CEO

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says a Chinese court has sentenced an Australian national doing business in China to 13 years in prison for embezzlement and bribery. Australian media identify defendant Matthew Ng as the chief executive officer of a travel services company (Et-China), which is involved in a dispute with a local Chinese partner. The Sydney Morning Herald […]

Australian Man Kidnapped in Southern Philippines

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Philippines say suspected Islamist militants have kidnapped an Australian man from his home on the restive southern island of Mindanao. Police and military officials say 53-year-old Richard Rodwell, a retired Australian army soldier, was abducted by several gunmen in the sparsely populated village of Ipil late Monday. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard […]

Indonesia Sentences Australian Boy for Drug Possession

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced an Australian teen to two months detention for buying marijuana while on the resort island of Bali. The unidentified 14-year-old boy could be released as early as next week, when time already served is taken into account. Under the country’s tough narcotics laws, he could have faced up to […]

Obama: Deep Bonds, Common Purpose Forge US-Australian Alliance

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says deep bonds and a common purpose strengthen the alliance between the United State and Australia. Mr. Obama commended the sacrifice made by U.S. and Australian troops soldiers during a visit Thursday to a military base in Darwin, where U.S. forces will soon be stationed under an agreement to maintain a […]

Obama Hails US-Australian Alliance in Visit to Troops

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama praised the alliance between the United States and Australia during a visit Thursday to a military base in Darwin, the city where up to 2,500 U.S. troops soon will be based. Mr. Obama made the remarks to U.S. and Australian troops before departing for the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia. […]

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