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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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