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  1. US 'must be flexible' towards North

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Six-party talks held back by American demands, says expert Talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programme will remain deadlocked until the United ... University's Centre for American Studies, believed the latest round of six-nation talks on the crisis had revealed North Korea was close to striking a deal with the US. But American negotiators were ...

  2. Solution to nuclear crisis years away

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... China's stepped-up dialogue over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme has sparked hope of an end to the crisis. However, experts have warned that a breakthrough would only ... aid deals are struck in return for the scrapping of nuclear programmes, security in East Asia might still be a decade away, they suggest. South Africa's disarmament in the early 1990s ...

  3. Batoum strikes to keep Valley in the Cup hunt

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland League leaders Happy Valley maintained their challenge in Group A of the Sunray Cave League Cup with a 1-0 victory over South China at Mongkok Stadium. The victory, sealed by Cameroonian striker Roger Batoum's third goal in two games for ...


    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's fitting that the first offering from our new cartoonist Tony Lopes today is on the subject of weddings. The award-winning Australian humourist worked for some years as a wedding photographer before turning his hand to drawing his comic strip, In ...

  5. Fidel Ramos hints at a return to the political fray

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the Philippines out of the dark - literally - with the alleviation of crippling power shortages, the striking of peace deals with insurgents, turning around the economy and creating jobs. Through his ... issues, such as the environment. The third world war will be fought over water, he believes. 'It's not going to start from oil, nuclear weapons or US policy,' he predicted. ...

  6. Year of the vote

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... leadership. The general this week pledged to make law enforcement and security his priority if he wins the presidency. Such comments strike a positive chord with Indonesians, concerned about Mrs ... side, high priority could be given to resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons proliferation. But Taiwan may yet push Northeast Asia towards another crisis. Another ...

  7. The woman who should lead India

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... are at the back of my mind', she replies without needing to pause to weigh what she is saying. And how would that affect a decision in a crisis whether to use nuclear weapons? Could you press ... question. She asked me what his answer was- brutal, in a word. But Robert McNamara [the Vietnam-era defence chief] has a very different view on the value of nuclear weapons, I say. 'I like ...

  8. Musharraf, the man with connections

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in down-to-earth textiles, sporting goods, leather, carpets and rice. Keep in mind that Pakistan developed nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them without international blessing and is rumoured ... and trading partners. China is helping build a nuclear reactor in Punjab province, which the US has objected to- yet the work continues. Pakistan's ties with the Muslim world are impeccable- ...

  9. Australian resurfaces to tell of house protest

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael An Australian man reported missing and feared dead in Hong Kong has sent an e-mail claiming that he is on hunger strike over frustrations concerning the redevelopment of his ... The chief-of-staff of the Toowoomba Chronicle, Daniel Franklin, said: 'His leaving a supposed suicide note and then going on a hunger strike should be taken with a grain of salt. The latest e-mails we ...

  10. Dhaka's warring women refuse to bury the hatchet

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... largest political parties. Observers say that frequent national strikes - such as the two general strikes called by Sheikh Hasina on August 16 and 29 this year that paralysed Bangladesh - are the outcome of their no-holds-barred enmity and burning desire to drive the other from office. According to available statistics, Sheikh Hasina has orchestrated as many as 416 general strikes during ...




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