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Bullied Relations: Australia, East Timor And Natural Resources - OpEd

"The Commission instead opted for the easiest way out, which is a shame as in my perception it reveals a lack of impartiality on your behalf!" - Chief East Timorese negotiator, Xanana Gusmo, Feb 28, 2018 In the scheme of things, Australia has deputised as regional bully for imperial powers since it


Aust-East Timor deal 'respects' Indonesia

Indonesia has thanked Australia for "respecting" its maritime rights when negotiating a new treaty with East Timor. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Friday congratulated the two parties on signing the deal last week, ending a long-running maritime boundary dispute. She said a preliminary


East Timor parties form alliance for new elections

Oki Raimundos, Associated Press Updated 4:29 am, Friday, March 16, 2018 DILI, East Timor (AP) - Three political parties that brought down East Timor's minority government say they will campaign under one umbrella for new elections due in May. The parties in the grouping, which calls itself the Alli


Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Dili in East Timor

A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 179 km N of Dili, East Timor (111 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 533.27 km (331 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d74a. Eve

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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ainaro in East Timor

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 179 km SE of Ainaro, East Timor (111 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occ


Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Ainaro in East Timor

A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 175 km ESE of Ainaro, East Timor (109 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:23:48 /


East Timor: Xanana Gusmao given hero's welcome at airport after striking sea border deal with Australia

Thousands of East Timorese lined the road to the capital's international airport to cheer returning independence hero Xanana Gusmao for leading negotiations that settled the sea border between the impoverished country and Australia. Gusmao, whose party lost power in parliamentary elections last year


Walton to export laptops to Nigeria

Bangladesh's leading electronics manufacturer Walton yesterday teamed up with a Nigerian company to export laptops for the first time to the African country. Walton Laptop DG-Tech Industries Ltd will export 500 laptops to the firm -- Western Base Nigeria, Walton said in a statement yesterday. SM Rez

THE DAILY STAR - 2018-03-21 18:00:00

Indonesia, Australia to revisit maritime border agreement

The governments of Indonesia and Australia have agreed to revisit the maritime border between the two countries stipulated in the 1997 Perth Treaty. Foreign Ministry Director General for Legal Affairs and Treaties Damos Agusman said that, even though the recent reconciliation between Australia and T


Gas profits and China fears drive Australia-Timor boundary treaty

Acrimonious disputes are continuing between the governments of Australia and the tiny neighouring state of East Timor despite last week's signing at the UN in New York of what the media misleadingly called an "historic" maritime boundary treaty covering the oil- and gas-rich Timor Sea. Continuing it


Timor-Leste's non-oil economy contracts by 1.8% in 2017

The on-oil economy of Timor-Leste (East Timor) contracted by 1.8% in 2017, mainly the country's economy, according to a World Bank report. The report, published on Tuesday, shows the impact Timor's political crisis is having on the Timorese economy, with government spending slipping 24% in 2017 comp

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Science under microscope thanks to Rotary

Year 5 student Thomas Dawson, Rotarians James Sharkey and Lorraine Lucas with Year 5 student Jayla Skilbeck and school science specialist Barb Henderson.Picture: Supplied Rotary Club of Kwinana The Rotary Club of Kwinana made a special presentation to Honeywood Primary School in Wandi recently, deli

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Can Australia host another Asean summit?

If the regional grouping's agenda is constantly hijacked by Australian activists and local parochial opposition MLAs playing politics like an Aussie rules footy game, the resounding answer is no, argues Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan. Political partisanship is like a sports fandom: testosterone levels rise


Territory school association lends a hand in Dili

They are our nearest neighbour - and also one of poorest countries in the world. But the people of East Timor are doing everything they can to get ahead. In early March there was a win for the fledgling democracy with new maritime boundaries that gives Timor-Leste greater access to the lucrative G


Dubai Municipality to take part in Global Conservation Coalition

Dubai: Dubai Municipality will participate in the Global Conservation Coalition which will host a New Year's Eve celebration in Los Angeles, California on December 31 to launch its worldwide ocean protection initiative called 'Our Big Blue Expedition'. The coalition comprises several non-profit cons


The Dismissal 1975

For more information on the Whitlam Dismissal, see: http://whitlamdismissal.com This is Channel 9's Sunday program on November 10, 1985, the day before the 10th anniversary of the Dismissal. Hosted by Jim Waley, it's 98 minutes long with ads edited out. It begins with a segment on life in 1975 and


Indonesia's Citilink's outlines int'l growth plans

Citilink (QG, Surabaya) has outlined its proposed international growth plans ahead of the start of the southern winter season. President Director Juliandra Nurtjahjo told a press conference this week that the new services would help the budget carrier improve its daily aircraft utilization to over


U.S. Guilty of More Election Meddling Than Russia, Has Done To Other Countries For Over A Century

Despite the recent media attention paid to Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the U.S. government has interfered in the internal affairs of other nations far more than Russia. (photo: Wikimedia Commons With news of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election seizing


Poor infrastructure hampers e-ID issuance in East Nusa Tenggara

The Indonesian Ombudsman has given a red mark to Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), over its poor public service deliveries over the past few years. To date, only 60 percent of 400,000 Kupang residents in 24 subdistricts have registered for an e-ID card. They include 24,000 new citizens, who are form


Forum Macau discusses future at seminar to mark 15th anniversary

The origin of Forum Macau, its development and future will be under review in Macau on Wednesday at a seminar to mark the 15th anniversary of the institution's establishment. The seminar will be divided into four blocks moderated by the Secretary-General of the Forum, Xu Yingzhen and the three Deput

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