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Sale of uranium to India will violate international treaty: Aus

Unless India agrees to open its military facilities to nuclear inspectors, sale of uranium by Australia to that country will be a breach of the federal government's obligations under the South......

Australia puts uranium deal with India on hold

With India virtually putting on hold its civilian nuclear agreement with the United States, Australia has decided to review its plans to sell uranium to New Delhi. Efforts for a US-India nuclear......

Uranium sale: Downer dismisses concerns

Australia on Monday dismissed the concerns raised by a former United Nations weapons inspector about its decision to export uranium to India. UN weapons inspector Hans Blix had said that......

Australia to sell uranium to India: Report

Australia has decided to sell uranium to India on the condition that its inspectors be allowed to check on site that the yellowcake is used only for peaceful purposes. The National Security......

Australia firm on selling uranium to India

Rejecting suggestions that selling uranium to India will risk global security, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on Tuesday said it would, in fact, make the world a safer place. "I......

Australia to boost trade ties with India

It's a new economic and strategic relationship that Australia is looking forward to as Australian Prime Minister John Howard prepares for his visit to India next week. That was the key message from......

Australia sets aside A$17.2 mn for India

The Australian budget for the year 2004-05 has allocated an estimated A$86.4 million for South Asian countries as Official Development Assistance, out of which 20 per cent has been assigned to......

India hopeful Iraq wheat deliveries can continue

Indian wheat exporters are hopeful that deals to export 600,000 tonnes of wheat to Iraq, invaded by US led forces last week, would still be honoured but are unclear about future business prospects,......

Zimbabwe rules out playing at neutral venue

Zimbabwe on Monday rejected an offer for its cricket team to play Australia at a neutral venue and accused the Australian government of renewed efforts to topple President Robert Mugabe. Australia......

Government halts Australia's tour to Zimbabwe

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has ordered Australia's cricket team to pull out of their proposed tour of Zimbabwe. Howard said on Sunday he had instructed Foreign Minister Alexander Downer......

Australia obliged to tour Zimbabwe, says official

Australian officials say they are obliged to go ahead with their scheduled tour of Zimbabwe despite calls from the government to boycott the trip. Australia's foreign affairs minister Alexander......

Australia government wants Zimbabwe tour scrapped

The Australian government has called on the national cricket team to cancel their planned tour of Zimbabwe for later this year. Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer said he would meet with......

Australia govt to pay fine if Zim tour canned

Prime Minister John Howard says the Australian government will cover any financial penalties that may be imposed if the national cricket team boycotts their scheduled tour of Zimbabwe for political......

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