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Cigarettes Will Cost HOW Much?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

If you think cigarettes are expensive in the United States, be glad you don't live in Australia, where the price of a pack of smokes is set to rise to...

The Mayan Calendar Is True: Deadpan Australian PM Gives Amazing Mock Doomsday Address

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weird News

In an amazing, 50 second clip released Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers a perfectly deadpan doomsday address that is as hair...

How This World Leader Changed The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

It's still spelled m-i-s-o-g-y-n-y. But now it has a new meaning, thanks to a speech that redefined political shaming. The Associated Press reports...

Why Won't Obama Step Up?

Mark Morford | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Mark Morford

This is the guy we all thought would roar into office on a delirious wave of eloquent cool and instead has basically replaced the stemware, brought in some live jazz and put a basketball court where Bush's inflatable kiddie pool used to be.

LOOK: PM Launches Blistering Attack On Sexism

Posted 10.09.2012 | World

Australia's female Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave an "epic speech on sexism" on Tuesday, when she traded heated blows in Parliament with opposition...

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

Shocking News For Australian PM At Summit

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard's father died Saturday while the Australian leader was in Vladivostok for an APEC summit. "He has...

Australia Pledges $300 Million To Afghan Forces

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia will contribute $100 million annually for three years beginning in 2015 toward the $4 billion a year cost of running ...

WATCH: Politician's Blind Loyalty

Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

Plenty of politicians dutifully follow their party's line. But, as one Telegraph report noted, they usually find out what that line is before they go ...

Max J. Rosenthal

NATO Denies Major War Policy Changes | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- In Brussels, the more things change, the more they stay the same. On Tuesday, the day before NATO's defense and foreign ministers met a...

Australian Troops To Exit Afghanistan Earlier

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

SYDNEY -- Australia expects to pull most of its troops out of Afghanistan nearly a year earlier than planned, the prime minister announced Tuesday, sa...

Australian PM To Obama: 'Tough Being African-American? Try Being Me'

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard enjoys joking with President Barack Obama that she faces more prejudices as a childless...

Despite Gillard's Victory, Australian Uranium Exports to India Debate Far from Over

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

While the tabloid media has savored the opportunity to skewer Kevin Rudd, his failed attempt to lead the government has consequences beyond his own political ambitions. On the foreign policy front, the Gillard Coalition will likely now reorient the country's foreign policy.

Australian Senate Approves New Tax

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government pushed a new 30 percent tax on big mining companies through Parliament on Monday but faces an u...

Enjoying Sydney's Delights

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel
Kristofer Eisenla

Whether heading to Manly or the Zoo or Watson Bay, which offers a view of where the ocean meets the bay, it's a nice way to get out of the city without getting out of the city.


AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday that she is "incredibly confident" of leading her Labor Party to victory in ele...

Australia's Foreign Minister Resigns

AP | ROD McGUIRK and MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Julia Gillard put her job on the line Thursday, announcing a leadership ballot in hopes of quashing a comeb...

PHOTOS: President Obama's Kissing Technique

AOL/The Huffington Post | Anna Brand and Andrew Tavani | Posted 02.14.2012 | DC

Is there anyone in the nation's capital busier than President Obama? Hardly. Which makes it amazing that amid all of the demands of the nation's highe...

200 Plucked From Sea After Ferry Sinks Off Papua New Guinea Coast

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Rescuers battling big waves and strong winds have pulled nearly 250 people from the sea off Papua New Guinea's ...

Australian Prime Minister Flees From Angry Protesters

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stumbled and was caught by a security guard as riot police helped her force a path...

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Political...

Obama: China Must Play By The Rules

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Signaling a determination to counter a rising China, President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to expand U.S. influence in the...

Obama Says No To World Summit Tradition

AP | JAYMES SONG | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — Chinese President Hu Jintao in pastels and plumerias? Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sporting pineapples and palm trees? It didn't...

History Is Made in Australia

Al Gore | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Al Gore

This is a historic moment. Australia's Parliament has put the nation's first carbon price into law. With this vote, the world has turned a pivotal corner in the collective effort to solve the climate crisis.

President Obama To Visit Darwin, Australia's Frontier Town

Posted 01.07.2012 | Travel

President Barack Obama has accepted Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's invitation to visit Darwin, the Northern Territory city that serves as a...