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9/11 responders upset that program won't cover cancer costsupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 18:34:00

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.

Program won't cover 9/11 responders for cancerupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 18:42:00

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.

Experts: Oil spill poses health threats, but seafood on market is safeupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 16:36:00

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.

Fortune: Why private equity is in a deep freezeupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 10:49:00

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.

Bush honors 'true friends'updated: Wed Jan 14 2009 04:19:00

President Bush awards Tony Blair, John Howard, and Colombian Pres. Alvaro Uribe with the Medal of Freedom.

Bush awards medals to wartime alliesupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 04:19:00

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 voters end Howard eraupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 03:26:00

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. A New Face for Australiaupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 09:00:00

The country throws out the government of John Howard after 11 years but hopes there won't be too much change

Howard fights for survival in Australian voteupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 22:23:00

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.

Howard faces toughest election yetupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 03:07:00

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.

Australian elections video coverageupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 00:26:00

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.

Change brewing for Australia?updated: Fri Nov 23 2007 00:26:00

University of Sydney's Rodney Smith discusses the likelihood of a change in government for Australia.

Rudd plans changes to key policiesupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 00:08:00

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.

Profile: John Howardupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 20:48:00

Australians are voting in a federal election on November 24, in what many analysts predict will be a tight race. Kevin Rudd: Australia's Next PM?updated: Thu Nov 22 2007 12:00:00

Why strip club-visiting, ear wax-tasting Kevin Rudd is expected to oust long-serving PM John Howard Australian PM's Election Woesupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 09:55:00

Not only is his own government facing defeat on Saturday; John Howard is in danger of losing his own constituency to a media star

Australia ready for electionupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 23:13:00

Australian Prime Minister John Howard sets a federal election date. He will run against labor party leader Kevin Rudd.

Howard sets November electionsupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 01:55:00

Australia's next federal election will be held November 24, Prime Minister John Howard announced Sunday at a news conference in Canberra.

APEC summit talksupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:34:00

APEC summit talks

APEC divided on global warmingupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:34:00

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. Can the World Improve on Kyoto?updated: Wed Sep 05 2007 14:00:00

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 APECupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 07:59:00

Standing together at APEC

Howard reaffirms Iraq commitmentupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 07:59:00

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.

Cheney: Realistic over N. Korea dealupdated: Thu Feb 22 2007 20:39:00

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 PM stands by Obama attackupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 11:59:00

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.

FSB: 8 tiny companies that play bigupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 10:38:00

How small companies are using new technologies to compete like champions.

FSB: Small companies that play bigupdated: Mon Oct 23 2006 10:12:00

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...

PM outlaws gay marriage in capitalupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 06:45:00

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.

Howard: Iraq failure 'horrendous'updated: Sun May 21 2006 21:25:00

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.

PM denies seeing bribery warnings updated: Wed Apr 12 2006 20:08:00

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, China sign uranium dealupdated: Sun Apr 02 2006 21:21:00

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.

Howard: China uranium deal 'close'updated: Mon Mar 27 2006 19:51:00

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.

Howard unveils cyclone aid packageupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 22:07:00

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.

U.S. alliance rarely been strongerupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 22:01:00

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.

Poverty still the indigenous normupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 02:35:00

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.

Howard's pragmatic reform agendaupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 21:37:00

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."

Howard successor may have to waitupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 20:42:00

In late 1988, Liberal opposition leader John Howard was enduring some of the darkest days in his political career.

Economy remains Howard's strengthupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 00:37:00

Economic management is the strongest attribute of John Howard's 10 years in power, according to the latest Australian opinion poll.

Howard goes for 10-year shuffleupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 19:06:00

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.

Howard warns of new terror threatupdated: Wed Nov 02 2005 01:16:00

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.

Australia's Howard visits Iraqi PMupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 07:43:00

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 commits to Afghan forceupdated: Tue Jul 12 2005 22:25:00

Australia has decided to again send special forces troops to Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Howard has announced.

Howard: Brutal attack unforgivableupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 00:24:00

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.

Embassy threat powder 'not deadly'updated: Thu Jun 02 2005 00:35:00

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.

Hopes rise for Iraq kidnap victimupdated: Tue May 17 2005 20:25:00

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.

Truce in Australian leadership rowupdated: Mon May 02 2005 23:47:00

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.

Hostage team flies to Iraqupdated: Sun May 01 2005 19:34:00

The Australian Government has asked the United Nations to help secure the release of an Australian man kidnapped in Iraq.

Australian crash victims back homeupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 00:41:00

The bodies of nine Australian military personnel killed when their helicopter crashed during relief work in Indonesia have arrived back in Sydney.

Australia, Indonesia boost tiesupdated: Sun Apr 03 2005 18:29:00

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 die in quake relief crashupdated: Sat Apr 02 2005 19:42:00

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.

More deaths reported in Asia quakeupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 12:36:00

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.

Australian troop decision defendedupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 22:30:00

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 sending more Iraq troopsupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 21:18:00

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.

Howard: No apology for Gitmo manupdated: Thu Jan 13 2005 18:02:00

Australian Prime Minister John Howard says he will not offer an apology or compensation for soon to be released Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mamdouh Habib.

Howard: Aid key to long-term planupdated: Sun Jan 09 2005 20:04:00

Australian relief efforts in tsunami-hit Indonesia could underpin improved relations between the two nations, regional analysts say.

Australia boosts aid to $800mupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 10:18:00

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.

Canberra vow to boost terror fightupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 17:20:00

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.

Howard downplays Jakarta treaty updated: Mon Oct 18 2004 23:16:00

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 eyes treaty with Jakartaupdated: Sat Oct 16 2004 23:16:00

Australia may try to negotiate a new defense and security treaty with Indonesia, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Sunday.

Howard defends close U.S. allianceupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 23:12:00

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.

Howard aims for security, economyupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 00:59:00

Australian Prime Minister John Howard expects to hold talks on anti-terrorism cooperation with Indonesia's President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono next month.

Australia rebounds to record levelupdated: Sun Oct 10 2004 21:36:00

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.

Howard triumphs in Australiaupdated: Sat Oct 09 2004 01:46:00

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.

Australia goes to the pollsupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 21:31:00

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.

Polls point to Howard victoryupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 00:17:00

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.

Economy still the deciding factorupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 21:59:00

Like almost every previous Australian poll, Saturday's national election was decided on voter perceptions of economic management.

Howard's way: Steady as she goesupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 00:58:00

Australian Prime Minister John Howard once described his political fortunes as "Lazarus with a triple bypass".

Iraq fails to sway Australia pollupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 20:57:00

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.

Fiery Latham offers sharp contrastupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 00:22:00

Win or lose on October 9, Labor Party leader Mark Latham has already etched himself into the annals of Australian political history.

Howard promises spy schoolupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 22:10:00

A re-elected Howard government would establish a "spy school" in Australia to help train counter-terror intelligence officers from around the region.

Security row fires Australian pollupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 21:23:00

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.

Drones to protect Australian gasupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 00:19:00

Australia will start trials next year using unmanned aerial vehicles to protect the country's most valuable resource project, the North West Shelf.

Worm turns a view on TV debateupdated: Sun Sep 12 2004 23:04:00

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.

Howard: We will not be intimidatedupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 01:53:00

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.

Australian PM calls October pollupdated: Sun Aug 29 2004 01:58:00

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.

Howard feels heat over boat claimsupdated: Mon Aug 16 2004 00:41:00

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.

Howard accepts trade amendmentsupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 23:18:00

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.

Howard hits back at Iraq criticsupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 00:26:00

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.

Deadlock hangs over trade pactupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 22:45:00

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.

Bomb 'hoax' grounds U.S. flightupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 04:11:00

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.

Howard to boost spy agency fundsupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 02:29:00

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.

Latham softens Iraq troop policyupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 19:42:00

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.

Bush slams Howard opponent on Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 03 2004 18:31:00

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.

Iraq tops Howard's foreign agendaupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:12:00

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.

Australia: Most now oppose warupdated: Mon May 03 2004 21:45:00

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.

Howard in secret Iraq troop visit updated: Sat Apr 24 2004 22:37:00

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.

Australian PM contender vows pulloutupdated: Wed Apr 07 2004 04:20:00

Australia's opposition leader Mark Latham has reaffirmed he will recall forces from Iraq if he wins national elections later this year.

Canberra to boost spy fundingupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 20:49:00

The Australian government is boosting funding to its intelligence community amid fears the nation's terror risk profile is increasing.

Iraq terror link rattles Canberraupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 20:44:00

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.

Howard faces angry sugar farmersupdated: Sat Mar 06 2004 01:29:00

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.

Howard facing major poll challengeupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 22:33:00

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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