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7 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue. Another 5,800 migrants desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean, more than 2,150 of them on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said. The ...

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JUL 19, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Australia's war on wind farms threatens biggest renewable project

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's hostility to "visually awful" wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country's biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind and solar plant in the country's north. In an early sign that a new Federal policy could curtail major renewable projects, the company ...

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JUL 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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MH17 Victims Mourned At Crash Site, Around The World On Anniversary

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- In a solemn procession, residents of the Ukrainian village where a Malaysian airliner was shot down with 298 people aboard a year ago marched Friday to the crash site. Half a world away, Australia's prime minister remembered the "savagery" of the attack as he unveiled a plaque in Canberra set in soil from the field where ...

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JUL 17, 2015 - The Guardian

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For Tony Abbott, it's full steam ahead on coal, 'the foundation of prosperity'

It seems nothing – not even global condemnation, changing polls and falling commodity prices – can shake the Australian PM’s belief that coal is goodIf, as the environment movement contends, fossil fuels are the new tobacco, then Australia has cast itself as a sort of swaggering Marlboro man, puffing away contentedly as the rest of the world looks on quizzically.As ...

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JUL 07, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Australia senator threatens to grab PM's testicles over mining row

An independent Australian senator Tuesday threatened to physically intimidate Prime Minister Tony Abbott, using illegal rugby tactics including grabbing his testicles, if he does not limit coal-seam gas exploration. Glenn Lazarus, a former rugby league prop and a senator for the eastern state of Queensland, said he submitted a petition to Abbott calling for health impact assessments, exclusion zones and ...

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