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Obama Visits Australian Military Base, Speaks To U.S Troops

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Darwin, Australia, where U.S. troops will soon be stationed under an agreement to maintain a military presence on Australian soil. Mr. Obama will lay a wreath commemorating the USS Peary, a U.S. navy ship that was destroyed by Japanese bombers in World War Two. He will also speak […]

Obama: Asia Pacific Is US Top Priority Region

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U. S. President Barack Obama says developments in the Asia-Pacific region will largely define the century ahead and that the U.S. presence there is his administration’s top priority. President Obama told Australian lawmakers Thursday that the United States is a Pacific power and will always be one. He said the region will have a role […]

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Obama: Asia Pacific Is US Top Priority Region

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U. S. President Barack Obama says developments in the Asia-Pacific region will largely define the century ahead and that the U.S. presence there is his administration’s top priority. President Obama told Australian lawmakers Thursday that the United States is a Pacific power and will always be one. He said the region will have a role […]

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US, Australia Agree to Military Force Deployment

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of the United States and Australia have announced an agreement to maintain U.S. forces on Australian soil. U.S. President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke to reporters about the agreement following talks Wednesday in Canberra. Ms. Gillard said the deal called for a force of 200 to 250 U.S. Marines […]

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US, Australia Agree to Military Force Deployment

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of the United States and Australia have announced an agreement to maintain U.S. forces on Australian soil. U.S. President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke to reporters about the agreement following talks Wednesday in Canberra. Ms. Gillard said the deal called for a force of 200 to 250 U.S. Marines […]

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US, Australia Agree to Military Force Deployment

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Australia have announced an agreement to maintain U.S. forces on Australian soil. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the terms of the agreement at a news conference Wednesday with U.S. President Barack Obama. She said the deal called for a force of 200 to 250 U.S. Marines to be based in […]

US President Obama Arrives in Australia to Strengthen Ties

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Australia for a long-delayed visit to discuss economic and security concerns. Mr. Obama’s plane touched down at Canberra’s airport Wednesday afternoon after long flight from Hawaii, where he hosted Australan Prime Minister Julia Gillard and other regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. He is scheduled to […]

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Australian Police Arrest 3 “Occupy” Protesters in Melbourne

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Australia have arrested three protesters of the “Occupy Melbourne” movement in a park in the center of the city of Melbourne. Victoria state police arrived to the camp early Wednesday to enforce a city order for the demonstrators to remove their tents and tarpaulins. Demonstrators inspired by New York’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement […]

US President Obama Heads to Australia to Strengthen Ties

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is heading to Australia for a long-delayed visit to discuss economic and security concerns. Mr. Obama departed from his home state of Hawaii Tuesday afternoon where he hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Upon his arrival in Canberra Wednesday, Mr. Obama will meet with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard before holding […]

Australia to Send Afghan Refugee Home for First Time

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australia says it will for the first time send home an Afghan asylum seeker whose application has been rejected. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said Tuesday that 26-year-old Ismail Mirza Jan will be deported Saturday under a new agreement with Afghan authorities. Jan, a member of Afghanistan’s minority Hazara ethnic group, says he fears for his […]

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