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Australian firm targets Moroccan coast for energy search

Polarcus Samur commences a 3D seismic survey off the coast of Morocco for Tangiers Petroleum.

Special to LONDON — A Western energy contractor plans to intensify exploration in Morocco over the next year. Australia’s Tangiers Petroleum was preparing to explore a 670 kilometer block off the coast of Morocco in 2012. Tangiers has completed a three-dimensional seismic survey at the offshore block of Tarfaya and was conducting analysis in [...]

May 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Australia,Exclusives,Morocco,NE Asia | Read More »

Australia’s pro-Obama Gillard government clings to power, reduces defense spending

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard greets President Barack Obama after his arrival in Canberra.  /Stuart McEvoy

Special to By Gregory Copley, Global Information System Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Labor Party (ALP)-dominated coalition Government of Australia has clung to power without an express public mandate since the August 21, 2010, House of Representatives elections. This has been largely because its parliamentary majority has been guaranteed by four independent parliamentarians and one [...]

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Australia,Exclusives,Life,NE Asia,Stateside,Top Stories,U.S. Politics | Read More »

As U.S. allies focus on Pacific, Aussies to exit Afghanistan 1 year early

Australian soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stand guard in Tirin Kot, capital of Uruzgan Afghan province.  /AFP

Special to Compiled by Miles Yu, In a surprise announcement, Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced April 17 that she would present NATO with a plan in August to withdraw all 1,550 Australian troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2013, one year earlier than the original December 2014 schedule, when most NATO [...]

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Afghanistan,Australia,China,Exclusives,Mideast,NE Asia,Stateside,U.S. Military | Read More »