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    1. November 18, 2010

      Parties in Cyprus dispute agree more UN talks

      Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have agreed to intensify contacts in order to overcome barriers to a permanent solution to...

    2. November 12, 2010

      Cyprus endgame

      Sir David Hannay, an eminent British diplomat, once observed that no one had ever lost money betting against a successful...

    1. January 31, 2010

      UN throws weight behind Cyprus talks

      Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations secretary-general, arrived in Cyprus on Sunday to give a push to the Greek and Turkish Cypriot...

    2. December 28, 2009

      Indonesia’s tactical change pays off

      When Alexander Downer, then Australia’s foreign minister, was asked in 2007 to name a country that had made good progress in...

    3. November 9, 2009

      UN envoy focuses on progress in unification talks

      Alexander Downer, United Nations special envoy to the latest Cyprus reunification effort, insists that after 14 months of...

    4. November 9, 2009

      Leaders wrestle to break island’s bitter deadlock

      Few outside observers still have doubts about the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders’ commitment to ending the island’s...

    5. November 8, 2009

      Leaders wrestle to break island’s bitter deadlock

      Few outside observers still have doubts about the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders’ commitment to ending the island’s...

    6. October 9, 2008

      Cyprus talks hit difficulties

      Cyprus unification talks face difficulties after only three meetings between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders and need...

    7. September 23, 2008

      FitzGerald turns to spookery

      Tentacles of the spy group Hakluyt have spread as Thomson Reuters co-deputy chairman Niall FitzGerald takes over as chairman...

    8. September 3, 2008

      Cypriot leaders in unification talks pledge

      Cyprus’s two presidents on Wednesday launched unification talks by discussing an incident at a new border crossing point...

    9. September 3, 2008

      New push for unity in Cyprus

      The Greek and Turkish Cypriot presidents will start talks today on reunifying Cyprus as a loose federal state with a small...

    10. September 3, 2008

      Optimism at new bid for unity in Cyprus

      The Greek and Turkish Cypriot presidents will today start talks on reunifying Cyprus as a loose federal state with a small...

    11. September 3, 2008

      New bid for Cypriot unity

      The Greek and Turkish Cypriot presidents today start talks on reunifying Cyprus as a loose federal state with a small...

    12. September 2, 2008

      Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders seek deal

      The Greek and Turkish Cypriot presidents on Wednesday began intensive talks on reunifying Cyprus as a loose federal state...

    13. July 28, 2008

      UN envoy prepares for Cyprus talks

      Alexander Downer, the new United Nations special envoy to Cyprus, today starts two days of talks with political leaders and...

    14. July 28, 2008

      UN envoy starts Cyprus talks

      Alexander Downer, the new United Nations special envoy to Cyprus, today starts two days of talks with political leaders and...

    15. July 27, 2008

      UN diplomat prepares for Cyprus talks

      Alexander Downer, the new United Nations special envoy to Cyprus, on Monday starts two days of talks with political leaders...

    16. July 26, 2008

      Cypriots to launch reunification talks

      Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders yesterday agreed to start direct talks in September with the aim of reunifying Cyprus as...

    17. July 26, 2008

      Cypriot leaders agree on talks aimed at reunification

      Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders yesterday agreed to start direct talks on September 3 with the aim of reunifying Cyprus...

    18. July 2, 2008

      Cyprus leaders to start peace talks

      Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Tuesday agreed to start direct talks on a peace settlement, reviving hopes of ending...

    19. July 1, 2008

      Ex-Australian FM becomes Cyprus envoy

      CANBERRA, July 1 - Former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer confirmed on Tuesday he will become United Nations...

    20. March 4, 2008

      Air miles that add up to a flight of fancy

      The return of Prince Harry from Afghanistan took the glare off Michael Martin, Speaker of the House of Commons, but the...

    21. March 3, 2008

      Air miles that add up to a flight of fancy

      The return of Prince Harry from Afghanistan took the glare off Michael Martin, Speaker of the House of Commons, but the UK’s...

    22. November 27, 2007

      Liberals jostle to lead party after Howard's defeat

      At least three former government ministers will contest the leadership of Australia's Liberal party as it seeks to rebuild...

    23. November 27, 2007

      Australian Liberals jostle for leadership

      At least three former government ministers will contest the leadership of Australia's Liberal party as it seeks to rebuild...

    24. November 26, 2007

      Liberals jostle to succeed Howard

      At least three former government ministers will contest the leadership of Australia’s Liberal party as it seeks to rebuild...

    25. November 22, 2007

      Japan to target $2bn on Asian pollution

      Japan yesterday unveiled plans to spend $2bn over the next five years to help developing countries in Asia undertake...

    26. November 22, 2007

      Japan to target $2bn on Asian pollution

      Japan on Wednesday unveiled plans to spend $2bn over the next five years to help developing countries in Asia to reduce air...

    27. October 13, 2007

      Canberra voices outrage over party for terrorists

      Australian politicians re-acted with outrage yesterday after learning that Indonesia's anti-terror chief had hosted a party...

    28. October 12, 2007

      Indonesian terror party angers Australians

      Australian politicians reacted with outrage on Friday after hearing that Indonesia’s anti-terror chief had hosted a party...

    29. September 6, 2007

      Security talks

      Australia's foreign minister said annual security talks with China could be launched next year, an apparent effort to ease...

    30. August 21, 2007

      Observer: Painting the town 'Rudd'

      Kevin Rudd's tilt at becoming Australian prime minister has stumbled after revelations of alcohol-fuelled late night...

    31. August 20, 2007

      Observer: Painting the town ‘Rudd’

      Kevin Rudd’s tilt at becoming Australian prime minister has stumbled after revelations of alcohol-fuelled late night...

    32. August 3, 2007

      Observer: Hiding his talent under a bushel?

      South-east Asian diplomats may have felt a little slighted when Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, skipped the...

    33. August 2, 2007

      Observer: Hiding his talent under a bushel?

      South-east Asian diplomats may have felt a little slighted when Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, skipped the...

    34. June 1, 2007

      Pacific allies back Bush proposal

      US President George W Bush won endorsements Friday from two more key allies for his new global warming iniative as both...

    35. April 28, 2007

      Australia poised to boost uranium output and exports

      Australia is today set to take an important step towards boosting its production and export of uranium, with the opposition...

    36. April 27, 2007

      Australia poised to ease uranium curbs

      Australia is set to take an important step on Saturday towards boosting its production and export of uranium, with the...

    37. April 19, 2007

      Downer defends Pacific policing

      Australia plans to continue intervening in troubled Pacific island neighbours even as criticism from local leaders of its...

    38. April 19, 2007

      Downer defends Australia’s Pacific policing

      Australia plans to continue intervening in troubled Pacific island neighbours even as criticism from local leaders of its...

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