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Sydney pines for Melbourne's dolce vita
Sydney, Sep 9 (DPA) It's not often that a service industry boss boasts that his customers are an uncouth lot who prefer swilling beer, eating sausages and dancing to drinking wine, chatting and reading books.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:59:48 AM

Australia defends APEC's climate fudge
Sydney, Sep 9 (DPA) Australian officials Sunday trumpeted as 'an enormous diplomatic breakthrough' the acceptance by 21 Asia-Pacific countries meeting in Sydney of 'aspirational goals' for reducing the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:37:23 AM

Thousands march for climate change and end to war at APEC
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 19 people were arrested and two police officers injured Saturday in what was largely a peaceful protest demanding an end to the Iraq war and poverty as well as stringent and immediate action on climate change as the 21 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit got underway at Sydney's iconic Opera House.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 6:04:39 PM

APEC leaders adopt Sydney declaration on climate change
Sydney, Sep 8 (Xinhua) APEC leaders Saturday adopted a Sydney declaration on climate change in support of United Nation's global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, said Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 1:22:45 PM

US, Japan, Australia keen to engage India more closely (Lead)
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) The rising economic power and influence of India in the region figured in trilateral talks between the US, Australia and Japan Saturday as they discussed ways to engage India more closely.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 12:01:18 PM

US, Japan, Australia discuss closer ties with India
Sydney, Sep 8 (DPA) The US and its key regional defence allies, Japan and Australia, discussed at length closer ties with Asian giant India during meetings Saturday, Australia's foreign minister said.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 10:55:15 AM

Korean War will end if North de-nuclearises: Bush
Sydney, Sep 7 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush said here Friday that his country would be willing to consider formally ending the Korean War if North Korea ends its nuclear weapons programme.

Friday, September 07, 2007 4:46:14 PM

Russia, US agree to continue missile defence talks
Sydney, Sep 7 (RIA Novosti) Russia and the US will continue looking for a solution to the ongoing dispute over US plans to deploy missile defence elements in Central Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Friday, September 07, 2007 3:48:14 PM

APEC splits over Australia's climate initiative
Sydney, Sep 7 (DPA) Climate change emerged Friday as the make-or-break issue at a meeting in Sydney of 21 Asia-Pacific leaders with rich and poor countries dividing on traditional lines.

Friday, September 07, 2007 3:24:50 PM

Clashes break out during protest against APEC forum
Sydney, Sep 7 (Xinhua) Police presence in and around Hyde Park in the city centre of Sydney, Australia's largest city, remained high after clashes broke out Friday between supporters of US President George W. Bush and protesters against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings.

Friday, September 07, 2007 1:21:47 PM

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