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All the stuff about Julia Gillard you are not supposed to read

By Wed, Aug 31, 2011 5:09AM UTC

Yesterday was a strange day indeed, with the war between News Limited and the Government going from cold to decidedly warm. First of all, an article by Glenn Milne was pulled from The Australian after the PM reportedly called the editor to complain. The Oz acknowledged the facts had not

Philippines slams ex-US envoy over cable remarks

By Wed, Aug 31, 2011 3:00AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign chief is quoted as calling the former U.S. ambassador to Manila “a dismal failure” over her leaked comments criticizing late democracy icon Corazon Aquino. The Philippine Daily Inquirer published a 2009 embassy cable from whistle-blower WikiLeaks that quoted former Ambassador Kristie Kenney as

Breaking the deadlock: Burma at a crossroads

By Tue, Aug 30, 2011 10:51PM UTC

Col Sai Htoo, Assistant Secretary General of the Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), said the Burmese government’s August 18 peace talks call did not reveal any information concerning preliminary programs at all. At least, he said, it should have focused on clearing the political atmosphere before

Japan’s parliament elects Noda as new prime minister

By Tue, Aug 30, 2011 1:37PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament elected former Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the new prime minister on Tuesday — the country’s sixth leader in five years. A fiscal conservative, Noda faces a host of daunting problems, including the post-tsunami recovery and nuclear crisis, and a sluggish economy and the yen’s

Don’t you just hate it when arrogant foreign countries meddle in our domestic politics?

By Tue, Aug 30, 2011 12:54PM UTC

The United States Institute of Peace* and the Jinnah Institute have together produced a report titled “Pakistan, the United States, and the End Game in Afghanistan: Perceptions of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Elite”. The foreign policy elite that the report’s authors consulted are “retired civilian and military officials, analysts, journalists and

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