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Australia moves to ratify defense treaty

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The introduction of a bill in Parliament moves Australia a step closer to cutting red tape surrounding procurement from U.S. defense businesses.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
By United Press International

Australia refugee interceptions rising

CANBERRA, Australia, May 6 (UPI) -- The number of seaborne refugees intercepted heading toward Australia has reached the highest level since 2002, officials say.

Bush awards medals to top allies

WASHINGTON, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush awarded the Medal of Freedom to three men considered to be among his closest allies around the world.
Howard revealed as Blair House guest

Howard revealed as Blair House guest

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Ex-Australian Prime Minister John Howard is the formerly unnamed party who has booked Washington's Blair House, bumping Barack Obama, officials said.

Atlantic Eye: Australian milestones

SYDNEY, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Australians pride themselves on being independent, fair-minded, rugged and tough. There is a new generation of political leaders led by Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull. But former Attorney General Philip Ruddock represents the best of the last generation. He celebrates 35 years in Parliament.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Aussie baby bonus may get means test

CANBERRA, Australia, May 2 (UPI) -- Opposition Australian politicians have accused the ruling party of breaking a campaign promise by planning to cap the country's baby bonus.

Nuke power future -- Part 2

MOSCOW, May 1 (UPI) -- Uranium prices are increasing throughout the world and have doubled over the past three years.
SERGEI GOLUBCHIKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia-Armenia uranium pact

MOSCOW, April 23 (UPI) -- Russia and Armenia signed a treaty Tuesday in Yerevan to set up a joint venture for the exploration and mining of uranium and other minerals in Armenia. A joint company is being established on parity lines and will be registered within the next three months.
SERGEI GOLUBCHIKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator
Rudd calls salute to Bush a joke

Rudd calls salute to Bush a joke

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 4 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he was joking when he threw a salute to U.S. President George Bush during the NATO summit in Romania.

Australian government mulls Muslim panel

SYDNEY, March 10 (UPI) -- The Australian government is considering breathing new life into a Muslim advisory panel aimed at dismantling the stereotypical image of Islam.

Australia expected to ratify torture pact

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The new Labor government in Australia plans to sign an international treaty on torture and to introduce legislation to make torture specifically illegal.

Ex-Gitmo prosecutor to testify for defense

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The former chief U.S. prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay plans to testify in the case of Osama bin Laden's driver about political interference in detainee trials.

Australia to leave Iraq war by midyear

SYDNEY, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The new Australian government will pull its 550 combat troops out of Iraq by the middle of the year, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said.

Operation Homefront names new board member

VERNON HILLS, Ill., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- California-based Operation Homefront announced CDW Government's Defense Department business manager has been appointed to the non-profit's board of directors.
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First Lady Laura Bush (l) and Janette Howard, wife of Australian Prime Minister John Howard, chat before a news conference with US President Bush and Howard in the East Room of the White House on July 19, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Elections: 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007

Elections: 1987, 1996

John Winston Howard AC, SSI, (born 26 July 1939) was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He was the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister after Sir Robert Menzies.

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