Many 9/11 first responders are up in arms over a controversial decision that leaves cancer off the list of conditions covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Workers who were involved in the response to the World Trade Center attack will not have their cancer treatments compensated under a program set up after September 11, according to a controversial decision released Tuesday by the World Trade Center Health Program.
Health threats from the Gulf oil disaster could last for years, and officials lack knowledge on how long chemicals in the spilled oil and dispersants will remain toxic, health experts told a Senate committee Tuesday.
If the credit markets have been an iceberg over the past year, the private equity business has been frozen as solid as a prehistoric glacier. Buyout giants like KKR, Blackstone, and Bain Capital -- who just a couple of years ago were vying to one-up each other on a monthly basis with new mega-deals -- have been in a virtual hibernation for months.
President Bush awards Tony Blair, John Howard, and Colombian Pres. Alvaro Uribe with the Medal of Freedom.
Three former wartime allies were reunited at the White House for one last time on Tuesday when President George W. Bush awarded America's top civilian honor to the former prime ministers of Britain and Australia.
Australian opposition leader Kevin Rudd greeted jubilant supporters Saturday night, as he promised changes in environmental, education and workplace policies as Australia's new prime minister.
The country throws out the government of John Howard after 11 years but hopes there won't be too much change
Veteran Prime Minister John Howard was fighting for political survival Saturday, as Australians went to the polls in a federal election that could sweep a center-left opposition leader into power.
Polls suggest that more than 11 years of conservative rule in Australia looks likely to come to an end this Saturday as the nation votes on whether Prime Minister John Howard deserves another term.
Four-term Australian Prime Minister John Howard faces his most popular challenger ever at elections on November 24, with polls signaling a big swing toward the opposition but the outcome to be decided in a few key districts.
University of Sydney's Rodney Smith discusses the likelihood of a change in government for Australia.
If, as seems quite possible, Kevin Rudd becomes Australia's new prime minister after national elections on Saturday, the world can expect to see key changes in Australian policies on international issues such as Iraq, climate change and uranium sales to India.
Australians are voting in a federal election on November 24, in what many analysts predict will be a tight race.
Why strip club-visiting, ear wax-tasting Kevin Rudd is expected to oust long-serving PM John Howard
Not only is his own government facing defeat on Saturday; John Howard is in danger of losing his own constituency to a media star
Australian Prime Minister John Howard sets a federal election date. He will run against labor party leader Kevin Rudd.
Australia's next federal election will be held November 24, Prime Minister John Howard announced Sunday at a news conference in Canberra.
APEC summit talks
U.S. President George W. Bush urged Pacific Rim nations on Wednesday to band together on tackling global warming, saying all major polluters must be part of any solution. But finding consensus on the issue among Asian leaders at their annual summit has proven elusive.
Australia's conservative prime minister has pushed climate change to the top of the agenda for this week's APEC forum. But can the U.S. and China be brought onboard this time?
Standing together at APEC
Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a strong U.S. ally, told reporters on Wednesday that the military effort in Iraq is scoring gains and that Australia's military would maintain its presence there.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday said Washington has a realistic view of recent steps in North Korea's nuclear weapons program, and also expressed concern about China's military buildup.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday stood by his comments from a day earlier when he said that terrorists should pray that Sen. Barack Obama and the Democrats take over the White House in 2008.
How small companies are using new technologies to compete like champions.
The CEO of a Southern California software company recently contacted FSB to trumpet the success of his new product. It had about 400 users at a dozen small companies and had just received a glowing...
Australia's conservative government will overrule same sex marriage laws in the nation's capital, Prime Minister John Howard said on Tuesday, saying marriage should only be between men and women.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard says the consequences of allowing Iraq to fall into the hands of terrorists would be "horrendous" for Iraq's people and the entire Middle East.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has denied seeing documents warning of possible bribes being paid by an Australian wheat company to the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
Australia has agreed to sell uranium to China for power generation as part of what Australian Prime Minister John Howard called a "remarkable transformation" of bilateral ties during the past decade.
An agreement to sell Australian uranium to China could be concluded during a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Canberra in the next week, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday.
Torrential rain is hampering recovery efforts in northeastern Australia in the wake of Cyclone Larry, with power and water supplies still not restored in the hardest-hit town of Innisfail and much of the surrounding region.
The strengthening of political and economic ties between Australia and the United States has been one of the defining aspects of John Howard's 10 years in power.
Australia's indigenous population has witnessed significant changes in their status and well being under John Howard's stewardship as prime minister, but remain poorer than other Australians.
Shortly before he was first elected Prime Minister in 1996, John Howard outlined a vision of Australia where declared he wanted a nation where Australians would feel "relaxed and comfortable."
In late 1988, Liberal opposition leader John Howard was enduring some of the darkest days in his political career.
Economic management is the strongest attribute of John Howard's 10 years in power, according to the latest Australian opinion poll.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has reshuffled his leadership team in a bid to rejuvenate his conservative coalition government as his administration approaches its tenth year in power.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard warned Wednesday that he had received intelligence information about a specific terror threat to his country, though he refused to divulge details of the threat, citing security concerns.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has made an unannounced visit to Iraq, according to the office of Iraqi transitional Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
Australia has decided to again send special forces troops to Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Howard has announced.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a close ally of Britain and the United States in the war on terror, said on Friday the London bombings will not alter any decisions his government might take on again sending troops to Afghanistan.
Initial tests suggest a white powder containing a bacterial agent sent to the Indonesian embassy in Canberra on Wednesday was not deadly, according to Australian police.
The Australian government is trying Wednesday to confirm reports that Australian Douglas Wood, being held hostage in Iraq, could be freed by his kidnappers in 24 hours.
A new poll shows satisfaction with Australian Prime Minister John Howard has increased, tightening the leader's grip on power as he seeks a truce in a leadership row with his deputy.
The Australian Government has asked the United Nations to help secure the release of an Australian man kidnapped in Iraq.
The bodies of nine Australian military personnel killed when their helicopter crashed during relief work in Indonesia have arrived back in Sydney.
Australia and Indonesia have signed off on a "comprehensive partnership" that will be the framework for future bilateral ties, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday.
Nine Australian defense personnel have died in a helicopter crash during relief operations on Indonesia's earthquake-devastated island of Nias, the Australian Defense Department said.
Survivors of the great earthquake that struck off Sumatra have used their hands to dig through rubble while searching for loved ones on the hard-hit Indonesian island of Nias.
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has defended his government's decision to boost the nation's troop numbers in Iraq, acknowledging it is a reversal of his party's position ahead of last year's general election.
Australia will boost its troop commitment to Iraq by more than a half, the government announced Tuesday, following a request for help from the United Kingdom.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard says he will not offer an apology or compensation for soon to be released Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mamdouh Habib.
Australian relief efforts in tsunami-hit Indonesia could underpin improved relations between the two nations, regional analysts say.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has said his country would donate an additional billion Australian dollars ($764.5 million) to a partnership with Indonesia for rehabilitation in the wake of the tsunami disaster.
Australia's newly re-elected government has pledged to boost its anti-terror capabilities, strengthen links with its regional neighbors and continue to reform the country's booming economy.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has downplayed an early revival of a defense pact with Indonesia, preferring instead to focus on what he calls the "huge achievement" of a peaceful presidential election in Australia's northern neighbor.
Australia may try to negotiate a new defense and security treaty with Indonesia, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Sunday.
Newly re-elected Australian Prime Minister John Howard has defended his government's close ties to the U.S. administration, saying the alliance improved rather than hindered relations with nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard expects to hold talks on anti-terrorism cooperation with Indonesia's President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono next month.
Australia's stock market is back near record highs Monday as investors weigh the economic impact of Saturday's landslide election win for incumbent Prime Minister John Howard.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard is set to become the nation's second-longest serving leader in December this year after securing a stunning fourth election victory Saturday night.
Australians are voting to choose a new government with most key pointers suggesting the incumbent conservative coalition of Prime Minister John Howard will be returned.
Australians vote in less than 24 hours to choose a new government with most key pointers suggesting the incumbent conservative coalition of Prime Minister John Howard will be returned.
Like almost every previous Australian poll, Saturday's national election was decided on voter perceptions of economic management.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard once described his political fortunes as "Lazarus with a triple bypass".
A long-awaited U.S. report that concludes Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction is unlikely to sway the outcome of Australia's national election being held this weekend.
Win or lose on October 9, Labor Party leader Mark Latham has already etched himself into the annals of Australian political history.
A re-elected Howard government would establish a "spy school" in Australia to help train counter-terror intelligence officers from around the region.
A political row has broken out in Australia over election campaign suggestions that Australia would consider a "pre-emptive strike" against terrorist operations in neighboring countries.
Australia will start trials next year using unmanned aerial vehicles to protect the country's most valuable resource project, the North West Shelf.
If the "worm" has a vote, Australian Prime Minister John Howard looks to be in trouble in the national elections to be held on October 9.
Australia will not be intimidated, Prime Minister John Howard said, after a blast killed six people outside the gates of the nation's embassy in Jakarta.
Prime Minister John Howard says Australians will head to the ballot boxes on October 9, in a race that is seen as being the closest in 30 years.
Prime Minister John Howard is facing political pressure Monday after a former top civil servant released damaging claims that suggest the Australian leader may have misled the public in the weeks before the last national election.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has agreed to controversial amendments demanded by his political opponents in a key trade deal with the United States, but warns that Washington may not accept the changes.
Conservative Prime Minister John Howard has hit back at high-profile criticism of Australia's involvement in the Iraq war, rejecting claims his government has misled the public.
A landmark free trade agreement between Australia and the United States faces a political deadlock in Australia, despite U.S. President George W. Bush signing legislation in Washington to implement it.
A United Airlines flight carrying 246 passengers to Los Angeles was forced to return to Sydney after a bomb threat police later described as a hoax was found written on an air sickness bag.
Australia will double funding and staff for its main intelligence sifting agency after an independent report found there had been an intelligence failure on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
Australia's opposition leader Mark Latham has softened his Iraq troop withdrawal policy and pledged military support if the United States comes under a "clear cut attack" again.
U.S. President George W. Bush has expressed strong support for Australian Prime Minister John Howard and criticized the Iraq policy of Howard's Labor Party challenger Mark Latham.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard heads for high profile meetings with U.S. and UK leaders Tuesday, leaving behind a political storm over when and what he and his government knew about Iraqi prisoner abuse.
Australian public sentiment over the war in Iraq has swung once again with most people now believing Canberra should not have joined the U.S.-led invasion last year, according to a new poll.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has made a surprise, secret visit to Australian troops in Iraq to mark the nation's main veterans' remembrance day.
Australia's opposition leader Mark Latham has reaffirmed he will recall forces from Iraq if he wins national elections later this year.
The Australian government is boosting funding to its intelligence community amid fears the nation's terror risk profile is increasing.
Australia's conservative government is battling to counter growing fears its support for the U.S.-led war in Iraq has increased the nation's profile as a terrorism target.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has faced angry sugar farmers who believe they have been let down by the government in the recently signed Australia-U.S. free trade agreement.
John Howard's conservative coalition government could face a significant battle to retain power in Australia in elections later this year, according to the latest round of opinion polling.
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