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Australia disrupts possible public beheading terror plot; 15 arrested

Australia disrupts possible public beheading terror plot; 15 arrested

MELBOURNE, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Australian authorities have arrested 15 people suspected of planning a public beheading at the direction of a senior member of the Islamic State terror group.
JC Finley
Australia raises terror threat level from 'medium' to 'high'

Australia raises terror threat level from 'medium' to 'high'

MELBOURNE, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Australia raised its terror threat level from "medium" to "high" late Thursday, suggesting a terrorism attack is likely.
JC Finley
Malaysia sending investigators to retrieve MH17 remains from crash site

Malaysia sending investigators to retrieve MH17 remains from crash site

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced he will send a team to retrieve remaining body parts from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine.
JC Finley
New EU sanctions against Russia planned for Friday

New EU sanctions against Russia planned for Friday

BRUSSELS, Sept. 2 (UPI) --The European Union will decide Friday on new sanctions against Russia, the group's next foreign policy chief announced Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Photo shows son of terrorist holding severed head in Syria

Photo shows son of terrorist holding severed head in Syria

SYDNEY, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott condemned a picture showing the son of Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf holding a decapitated head in Syria.
Aileen Graef
Australia sends 50 police to MH17 crash site

Australia sends 50 police to MH17 crash site

CANBERRA , Australia, July 24 (UPI) --Fifty police officers from Australia have been sent to the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Ed Adamczyk
Australia scraps carbon tax scheme

Australia scraps carbon tax scheme

CANBERRA, Australia, July 17 (UPI) --Thursday's vote by the Australian Senate to repeal a carbon tax is a "historic act of irresponsibility," the director of a top climate advocacy group said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Australia, Japan strengthen defense technology ties

CANBERRA, Australia, July 8 (UPI) --Australia, Japan signed technology cooperation pact.
Richard Tomkins
Canada's Harper takes hard line against Putin

Canada's Harper takes hard line against Putin

OTAWA, Ontario, June 9 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, before leaving France, continued making strident remarks attacking Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ed Adamczyk
Australian officials discover 'object of interest' during MH370 search

Australian officials discover 'object of interest' during MH370 search

AUGUSTA, Australia, April 23 (UPI) -- Australian officials discover "object of interest" during MH370 search that appears to be a piece of sheet metal covered with rivets.
Evan Bleier
Most recent ping likely not from MH370 black box

Most recent ping likely not from MH370 black box

PERTH, Australia, April 11 (UPI) -- The last signal searchers heard from what they thought was Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been determined to be unrelated to the missing plane.
Aileen Graef
Malaysian PM travels to Australia to express appreciation for international search efforts

Malaysian PM travels to Australia to express appreciation for international search efforts

PERTH, Australia, April 3 (UPI) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak traveled to Australia Thursday to honor the international search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
JC Finley
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australian PM cites 'credible leads'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australian PM cites 'credible leads'

March 22 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott orders more planes to join search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plane.
Danielle Haynes
Australia leads search of Indian Ocean for missing plane

Australia leads search of Indian Ocean for missing plane

PERTH, Australia, March 20 (UPI) -- An Australian-led search using planes and ships Thursday combed an area of the Indian Ocean for traces of a missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia spots possible debris off Perth coast

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia spots possible debris off Perth coast

March 20 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament of a possible breakthrough in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Kate Stanton
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Anthony John "Tony" Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the Leader of the Opposition in the Australian House of Representatives and federal leader of the centre-right Liberal Party of Australia. Abbott has represented the seat of Warringah since the 1994 by-election. He was Minister for Employment Services, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and Minister for Health and Ageing in the Howard government at various times from 1998 to 2007 and Leader of the House from 2001 to 2007.

After the defeat of the Howard government at the 2007 federal election, he was Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs until he resigned from Malcolm Turnbull's shadow cabinet on 26 November 2009 in protest against Liberal Party support for an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Following a spill motion, Abbott defeated Turnbull 42 votes to 41 in a party leadership election.

The 2010 federal election resulted in a hung parliament with the incumbent Labor government led by Julia Gillard, forming a minority government after gaining support of an Australian Greens MP and three independent MPs. Abbott was re-elected unopposed to the party leadership following the election.

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