Archive for the ‘Howard’ Category

U.S. ally Down Under ousted

November 25, 2007

By Rohan Sullivan
November 25, 2007

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Conservative Prime Minister John Howard suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday at the hands of the left-leaning opposition, whose leader has promised to immediately sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming and withdraw Australia’s combat troops from Iraq.
Labor Party head Kevin Rudd’s pledges on global warming and Iraq move Australia sharply away from policies that had made Mr. Howard one of President Bush’s staunchest allies.

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China and climate change take stage at APEC

September 6, 2007

By Bill Tarrant

SYDNEY (Reuters) – China takes the spotlight at the Asia-Pacific leaders forum on Thursday when President Hu Jintao meets U.S. President George W. Bush and Australia‘s prime minister to discuss security, product safety and climate change.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard meets in the morning with Hu, who has had a warm reception since his arrival on Monday when he visited the mining-rich state of Western Australia before heading to Canberra and a tour of a sheep farm.

But in Sydney, police said three rallies are scheduled on Thursday to protest against China’s human rights record….

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