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Indonesia Takes Aim at Australia Over Spying on Talks

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s foreign minister said Monday that it was a “bit mind-boggling” that the Australian intelligence agency had spied on his nation’s trade [...]
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India takes key step toward full-fledged Islamic banks

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

India is planning to set up a body to fine-tune and promote Islamic finance before issuing license to start full-fledged banking operations, according to one of the [...]
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One dead, 77 hurt in riot at PNG immigration centre

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

One person was killed and 77 injured as tensions boiled over during a second night of violence at an Australian immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus [...]
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New pressure on Australia-Indonesia ties

New pressure on Australia-Indonesia ties

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is under renewed pressure after a leak of a classified document suggesting Australia passed on information gained by [...]
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Fresh claims of Australia spying on Indonesia ‘mind-boggling’

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

Published in the New York Times over the weekend, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal the Australian intelligence body spied on an American law firm [...]
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Japan eyes Pacific trade pact concessions as talks with US begin

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan could make concessions on tariffs on some sensitive farm products, a key cabinet minister said on Tuesday, as US and Japanese officials began talks ahead of [...]
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Indonesia says ties with Australia will remain on ice for at least six months

Indonesia says ties with Australia will remain on ice for at least six months

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 7:47 AM

Indonesia expects ties with Australia to remain on ice for at least six months given the time it will take to negotiate a code of conduct to govern intelligence gathering in [...]
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Australia spied on Indonesia talks with US law firm in 2013

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

? New Edward Snowden documents show ASD listened to Indonesian government talks and shared what they learned with US ? Australia and the US share access to bulk Indonesian [...]
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Australia says Indonesia free to raise asylum policy with US

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theborneopost | 6:00 AM

Australia said Jakarta was free to bring up Canberra’s hardline asylum-seeker policy with the United States after the Indonesian foreign minister was reported as saying [...]
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Australia says spying ‘for the benefit of our friends’

Australia says spying ‘for the benefit of our friends’

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said Sunday his government used intelligence material “for the benefit of our friends” and “to uphold our [...]
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Branson sounds warning over Qantas intervention

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

British tycoon Richard Branson sounded a warning in full-page newspaper ads Sunday about possible Australian government help for national carrier Qantas, urging business to [...]
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Pacific forum welcomes Fiji move towards democracy

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The influential Pacific Islands Forum indicated Saturday it is ready to reopen some doors for Fiji ahead of elections to restore democracy to the island nation eight years [...]
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Australia plan for drones to patrol borders: report

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia plans to buy seven giant unmanned drones for Aus$3 billion (US$2.7 billion), potentially to help patrol its borders, a report said on Saturday. The unmanned [...]
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India budget-2013/14 agri exports likely to touch $45 billion vs $41 billion in 2012/13

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s Finance minister P. Chidambaram told parliament on Monday that India’s 2013/14 agricultural exports were likely to touch $45 billion vs $41 billion in [...]
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India budget: Fiscal deficit seen at 4.6 pct of GDP in 2013/14

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s Finance minister P. Chidambaram told parliament that the country’s fiscal deficit would be contained at 4.6 percent of GDP in 2013/14, beating his own [...]
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