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3 US troops die in attack on Kandahar police HQ

By Wed, Jul 14, 2010 4:35PM UTC

A car bomb and gunfight at the entrance of a police headquarters killed three U.S. troops and five civilians in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said Wednesday. An Afghan police officer also died in the attack on the compound of the elite Afghan National Civili Order Police late

Australia: Budget unharmed by mining tax backdown

By Wed, Jul 14, 2010 3:05PM UTC

Australia’s government bolstered its economic credentials ahead of looming elections by releasing new treasury data Wednesday that showed its backdown on a promised mining tax had not diminished its budget forecasts. The latest figures are even better than the treasury’s last budget outlook, released in May, which showed Australia’s finances

NKorea, US-led UN Command to meet Thursday

By Wed, Jul 14, 2010 12:45PM UTC

Talks between North Korea and the American-led U.N. Command have been rescheduled for Thursday after Pyongyang abruptly canceled a meeting meant to discuss the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang. Military officers from the two sides now planned to meet at the Korean border village of Panmunjom

Taiwan promotes China pact as easing its isolation

By Wed, Jul 14, 2010 10:40AM UTC

Taiwan’s information minister said Tuesday a trade agreement with China signed two weeks ago is a giant step forward to overcoming the country’s economic isolation, building trade, and speeding the integration of Asia. Johnny Chi-Chen Chiang said the “momentous” deal will tighten the bonds between Taiwan’s high-tech economy and China’s

Refugees again a political football in lead up to election

By Wed, Jul 14, 2010 9:08AM UTC

The arrival of asylum seekers in boats has been a hot button political issue in Australia for many years.  Public anxiety and antagonism towards these refugees tends to be strong, even though the numbers which arrive in this way are tiny by global standards, and there have been no social

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