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  1. Australia finds a new role as Sino-US matchmaker

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... relationship. Under the previous administration of conservative prime minister John Howard, the interests of the US and Australia occasionally diverged. But, generally speaking, the personal closeness ... in Canberra to do just that. But this meeting was different: an occasion for Australia to show off its diplomatic middleman credentials. A nation like Australia is, with its strong historical links ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627623/australia-finds-new-role-sino-us-matchmaker
  2. Australian accent on US role in Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Australia in Southeast Asia. To be sure, American political and military leaders still have public words of praise for the alliances with Japan and South Korea. But there is little doubt that the long-standing partnership with Australia is blossoming into a robust alliance. Japan is seen as a grudging, indecisive partner unwilling to commit to a vibrant alliance. Military ties are on solid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002660/australian-accent-us-role-asia-pacific
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... that probably led to this disaster,” said Joe Antos, a healthcare analyst with the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank. A committee aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341199/key-us-official-faces-grilling-over-obamacare-website-fiasco
  4. Growing pains

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia has joined the US in expressing concern over the mainland's rapid military expansion, arguing it might cause greater instability in the region. Do you think their fears are justified? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599886/growing-pains
  5. Australia-US refugee swap under attack

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Canberra The United States and Australia are trying to avoid their international legal responsibilities through a deal to exchange hundreds of refugees held at offshore ... detention camp on the impoverished Pacific island nation of Nauru could be resettled in the US if they qualify as genuine refugees. Australia, in turn, would resettle up to 200 Cubans and Haitians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589684/australia-us-refugee-swap-under-attack
  6. News - China

    China, US to form group on climate change

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... seminar in Beijing on Saturday evening. As the world's top energy producer and consumer, the US and China shared broad common interests in the fields of clean energy, energy conservation ... contributions to world energy safety and coping with climate change. Kerry suggested that the two sides should enhance dialogue and deepen co-operation in clean energy, to promote energy conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1214749/china-us-form-group-climate-change
  7. News - China

    Abe says Japan won’t 'tolerate' China's island challenge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 04:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Obama promised to work closely with the conservative leader, whose Liberal Democratic Party swept back into power in December on a platform that includes boosting defence spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157029/abe-says-japan-wont-tolerate-chinas-island-challenge
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Some 54 countries helped CIA detention efforts

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 03:30pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... such as Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and some not usually viewed as US-friendly such as Iran. The report said Iran had transferred some individuals to Afghanistan, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144542/some-54-countries-helped-cia-detention-efforts
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun law debate has knock-on effect

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... not be easily understood in Hong Kong and other law-abiding places with more effective gun control, including Britain and Australia, where civilian mass shooting atrocities led to broad public support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134737/us-gun-law-debate-has-knock-effect
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US interest fading in pivot to Asia

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... commons", helping to keep it open for everyone; and work more closely with the US, Korea, Australia and other like-minded democracies throughout the region. And with an oblique reference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1163510/us-interest-fading-pivot-asia

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