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US denies pressuring India on Bhopal tragedy

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 5:34PM UTC

The U.S. says it is not pressuring India to drop claims against an American corporation linked to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, trying to cool a furor over leaked e-mails between senior officials in advance of President Barack Obama’s India trip in November. The outcry over the e-mail exchange between

Australia votes on whether first woman PM survives

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 5:17PM UTC

Australians chose between electing their fourth prime minister in three years or sticking with their first woman leader in a tight race Saturday that pit her against a conservative male challenger just two months after she took power. Julia Gillard, a 48-year-old former lawyer with a common law hairdresser spouse,

Election 2010: Computer simulation

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 4:56PM UTC

There’s no need to bother with political experts’ long-winded but clueless analysis of the election campaign when an animation explains it all in less than two minutes.

Election 2010: Exit polls forecast narrow Labor victory

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 4:55PM UTC

The polls are still open in Western Australia but are closed in the east with the Sydney Morning Herald already forecasting a Labor victory. I am taking Tim Blair’s advice to imbibe “democracy fluids”, so if posts here are even weirder than usual you’ll know why.

Election 2010: Desperate Gillard lies under pressure

By Sat, Aug 21, 2010 4:27PM UTC

Prime Minister Gillard’s final press conference of the election campaign has drawn little attention but is worth noting. The best report on Gillard’s outrageous scare-mongering is, oddly, in The Age: If proof were needed that Julia Gillard is getting rattled about the possibility she could be in opposition tomorrow, her

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