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  • Turnbull humiliated for thinking he could outsmart Donald Trump, Andrew Bolt writes

    02/03/2017 2:05:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 80 replies
    Hearld Sun ^ | 2/02/2017 | Andrew Bolt
    MALCOLM Turnbull thought he could outsmart Donald Trump and trap him into taking 1250 of our boat people. Huge mistake, and now he’s been humiliated. There is no surprise that an angry Trump attacked Turnbull in their call at the weekend and hung up halfway through, after just 25 minutes. What did Turnbull expect? This political disaster was always on the cards from the moment Turnbull announced, on November 13 last year, that he’d signed a deal with then US president Barack Obama to take our boat people detained on Nauru and Manus Island. That was very dumb because just...
  • U.S.-Australia Rift Is Possible After Trump Ends Call With Prime Minister (No G'Day Matey Alert)

    02/01/2017 10:54:07 PM PST · by goldstategop · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/02/2017 | By Glenn Thrush and Michelle Innis
    WASHINGTON — A phone call between President Trump and the Australian Prime Minister is threatening to develop into a diplomatic rift between two stalwart allies after the two men exchanged harsh words over refugee policy, and Mr. Trump abruptly ended the call. The phone call last Saturday between Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull turned contentious after the Australian leader pressed the president to honor an agreement to accept 1,250 refugees from an Australian detention center. Late Wednesday night, Mr. Trump reiterated his anger over the agreement on Twitter. He called the agreement a “dumb deal” and blamed the...
  • Turnbull, Trump confirm deal to resettle Manus, Nauru island refugees (Australian refugee deal)

    01/29/2017 12:36:48 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 29th January 2017 | Annika Smethurst
    REFUGEES from Manus Island and Nauru will be resettled in the United States, despite moves by US President Donald Trump to suspend his country’s refugee program for 120 days. Mr Trump vowed to honour the agreement reached between Australia and the previous US administrations during a 25-miute phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today, the first since his inauguration. The one-off refugee resettlement deal seemed unlikely to go ahead after US President this week followed through on his election promise by placing a four-month suspension on allowing refugees into the United States.
  • The New York Times has slammed Australia’s offshore detention policy

    12/11/2016 7:42:13 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 12th December 2016
    THE NEW York Times has launched a blistering attack on Australia’s controversial asylum seeker policy, slamming Immigration Minister Peter Dutton as our “own little Trump”. The weekend feature, called ‘Broken Men in Paradise’, sees Times op-ed columnist Roger Cohen speaking to various detainees on Manus Island and Nauru, and human rights lawyers. His article deems Australia’s policy of offshore detention a “growing embarrassment” to the country, concluding that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is Australia’s version of President-election Donald Trump. “The government says it has prevented deaths like those in the Mediterranean, where more than 4,000 migrants have drowned this year,”...
  • U.S. Set to Take Refugees Rejected by Australia

    12/05/2016 8:25:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 12/2/2016 | Staff
    Republicans in the House and Senate sent a letter to Obama administration officials this week, demanding more details about nearly 2,500 refugees the U.S. is taking from Australian. The refugees, who originate from some of the world’s most dangerous countries, have apparently been rejected by the Australian government. Now, lawmakers want to know why these refugees – too dangerous for Papua New Guinea and Nauru – are perfectly welcome inside the United States. From Fox News: In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, key lawmakers Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and...
  • Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal

    12/01/2016 6:15:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2016 | Melissa Jacobs
    Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal By Melissa Jacobs Published December 01, 2016. Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred...
  • Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal

    12/01/2016 6:36:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.
  • Obama Classified Number of Illegal Alien Muslim Migrants

    11/27/2016 10:27:33 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama is big on making up his own laws and rules. He rules by executive order and he's gotten into the truly illegal habit of unilaterally signing treaties with foreign governments. This is a very basic problem. And in the context of his deal to take in Muslim migrants rejected by Australia, he is being warned once again that his actions are grossly illegal and unconstitutional. ... We’re not even being told the total numbers who will shortly be making their way to our shores, but the Journal notes that two of the camps located on Naru and Manus Islands...
  • Warning of world phosphate shortage

    03/11/2008 2:02:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 30 replies · 2,295+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12 Mar 2008 | Matthew Warren
    The exponential growth in global food production has not only sent the price of fertilisers skyrocketing, but could lead to a world shortage of phosphate within decades. Beyond a temporary market spike driven by richer developing countries and increased supply of biofuels, researchers are warning that the world could face dwindling supplies of phosphate by 2040 unless steps are taken to use it more efficiently and recover it from human waste. But unlike oil, which can be managed by substituting other sources of energy, there is no substitute for the critical role of phosphate in plant development and production. Mineral...
  • US signs anti-ICC immunity pact with Bhutan

    05/21/2003 2:58:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 21 2003 | AFP
    The United States has signed a deal with Bhutan giving US citizens in the country immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the State Department said Tuesday. The deal with Bhutan brings to 34 the number of countries with which the United States has signed so-called "Article 98" agreements exempting US citizens from the court's jurisdiction, said Lynn Cassel, a department spokesman. Bhutan and Bosnia-Herzegovina both agreed to the pacts on May 16 but the deal with Thimphu was not announced until Tuesday. Washington refuses to support the ICC, arguing that it could become a forum for politically...
  • A NEW Modest Proposal - move the U.N. to NaurU

    09/12/2008 10:20:53 AM PDT · by MainFrame65 · 7 replies · 215+ views
    09/12/08 | self
    The UN needs a new home, and the barely-existing island nation of Nauru needs something to do besides selling potash for fertilizer - they have no fresh water, and no agriculture. So I think that it would be the PERFECT new home for the UN. Do you think that if we build it - there - they will GO?
  • He's The Last Man Standing On Refugee Island And Costs Australia £8m A Year

    10/05/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 797+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-6-2006 | Nick Squires
    He's the last man standing on refugee island and costs Australia £8m a year By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 06/10/2006) He is possibly the loneliest refugee in the world and he is being maintained at a cost of £8 million a year. Mohammed Sagar has spent the past five years living in a detention camp on Nauru, a sun-baked rock in the middle of the south Pacific. He was one of 1,500 refugees from the Middle East and Afghanistan sent to the near-bankrupt republic under Australia's so-called Pacific Solution to boatloads of people fleeing their homelands. They were intercepted...
  • Never Heard of Nauru? Join 'Geography Olympics'

    11/26/2004 7:17:43 PM PST · by El Oviedo · 28 replies · 773+ views
    Yahoo! News - Reuters ^ | November 24, 2004 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - America may dominate the world in sports and culture but in one arena where size doesn't matter, the "Geography Olympics," the United States was 88th behind minnows such as Madagascar and the Marshall Islands. More than 46,000 Americans have taken part in this online geography competition started by a man with a mission: Roger Andresen, who quit his job as a fiber optic engineer two years ago when he realized most Americans have never heard of Nauru and don't know Cameroon is in Africa. Working from his home in Georgia -- the U.S. state, not the...
  • Ireland Cracks Down on Internet Fraud

    09/26/2004 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 321+ views
    AP ^ | Fri Sep 24, 9:06 PM ET | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press Writer
    DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland has become the first country on earth to cut off direct-dialed calls to entire nations in a bid to crack down on Internet-based fraud. The crackdown, announced this week and due to come into force Oct. 4, will block calls to 13 locations — all but one of them far-flung islands — to deter fraudsters from breaking into people's computers and hijacking their modems for profit. The government-appointed Commission for Communications Regulation said it was obliged to act after receiving more than 300 complaints this year from Internet users who discovered that their connections had been...
  • Mark Steyn: A broadside in the war on blubber

    05/31/2004 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 48 replies · 770+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/01/04 | Mark Steyn
    Just for a change in the old columnar diet, I thought I'd weigh in on Britain's obesity epidemic. But, on closer inspection, the war on blubber seems to be the war on terror by other means. In the Guardian, for example, Polly Toynbee had no hesitation in deciding on the root cause: "America has by far the most unequal society and by far the fattest," she wrote. "Britain and Australia come next. Europe is better and the Scandinavian countries best of all. No doubt there are also social policy reasons for this: the best social democracies pick up family problems...
  • Mystery envoy's biggest coup

    05/09/2003 1:04:46 PM PDT · by Dixie Mom · 12 replies · 346+ views
    The New Zealand Herald ^ | May 10, 2003 | EUGENE BINGHAM
    10.05.2003 By EUGENE BINGHAM He has been photographed with Prime Minister Helen Clark and posed with the head of the World Trade Organisation, Mike Moore. But this could be the photograph he is proudest of yet. With an arm around the then President of the United States, Jack Sanders, New Zealand's China-based international man of mystery, beams the smile of a man who has an impressive collection of photographs with famous figures. Weekend Herald investigations into Mr Sanders last week turned up photographs of him with Helen Clark and Mr Moore - who both denied remembering ever meeting him...
  • German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Koreans"

    05/07/2003 5:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 326+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 2003/05/06 | Kim Jong-An
    /start my translation German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Korean Figures" Norbert Vollertsen(age 45: a doctor), a German human right activist, who has been actively helping N. Korean escapees confirmed on 6th (of May, 2003) that 20 high ranking N. Korean figures, including a N. Korean nuclear physicist Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, did defect and that some of them are now staying in Washington D.C., U.S.A.. However, he refused to confirm whether Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, known as the father of N. Korean nuclear development, himself is staying in Washington D.C.. Mr. Vollertsen is...
  • Nauru president dies in Washington hospital, spokeswoman says

    03/09/2003 8:18:39 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press | March 9, 2003
    MELBOURNE, Australia, Mar 09, 2003 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Nauru's President Bernard Dowiyogo, 57, has died in a U.S. hospital, a spokeswoman for the Pacific island nation said Monday. Dowiyogo died at 7:40 a.m. local time (2040 GMT Sunday) at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, said spokeswoman Helen Bogden, who is based in Melbourne. Dowiyogo had undergone an 11-hour heart operation last Tuesday. Bogden said the U.S. Air Force had agreed to fly Dowiyogo's body back to Nauru later in the week for a funeral service. Dowiyogo is survived by a wife and four children. A...
  • Nauru loses contact with the world

    02/21/2003 8:39:17 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    BBC News ^ | Feburary 21, 2003
    The tiny Pacific island of Nauru has spent weeks completely cut off from the outside world after its telecommunications network collapsed. Its isolation is so complete that no one is even sure who the country's president is any more. Nauru, an isolated speck in the southwest Pacific with a population of 12,000, is in a "critical situation", according to the last message received by the outside world. That came via an address given three weeks ago by the man last believed to be running the country, President Bernard Dowiyogo, details of which were given on Friday by Radio Australia....