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  • Prognosis for Rio Olympics 'much better' - IOC's Coates

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event to mark two years until...
  • Melbourne organizará el Gran Premio de Australia hasta 2020

    MELBOURNE Australia (Reuters) - Melbourne organizará el Gran Premio de Australia de Fórmula Uno hasta 2020 después de llegar a un nuevo acuerdo que reducirá la criticada aportación anual de los contribuyentes, según un funcionario. La carrera, que se ha...
  • Glasgow revels in Bolt buzz and warm glow

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - The Glasgow Commonwealth Games proved to be much more than just 'Friendly' as Scottish culture, sport and six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt combined to create a memorable 11-day event. The success of the Games was assured with the...
  • Australia wants G20 to focus more on trade after WTO deal collapse

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia is urging the Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries to put more emphasis on boosting global trade in their proposals for economic growth, particularly in the wake of last week's collapsed World Trade Organization...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing: Brett Simpson advances to final 16

    U.S. Open of Surfing: Brett Simpson advances to final 16
    As the heat action in the Men's Prime at the Vans US Open of Surfing wound down by early-afternoon Friday, so, too, did Huntington Beach's hopes of having one of its athletes snag the coveted title. By noon, though, those hopes were still alive....
  • Australia inflation slows in July: TDMI gauge

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A private gauge of Australian inflation showed price pressures subsided in July, a welcome development for policy makers after official figures surprised on the high side in the second quarter. The TD Securities-Melbourne Institute's...
  • Glasgow Games hailed best ever in rousing closing Ceremony

    GLASGOW, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 celebrated the end of a memorable 20th edition with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday. In a sporting festival...
  • Gold the best remedy for burdened Pearson

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - After a week of controversy surrounding a feud with her coach, Australia's Sally Pearson felt the weight of the world lifted from her shoulders as she raced to 100 metres hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The 27-year-...
  • Bill Clinton, taped day before 9/11 attack: I 'could have killed' bin Laden

    Bill Clinton, taped day before 9/11 attack: I 'could have killed' bin Laden
    Former President Bill Clinton said he "could have killed" Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on the United States, according to an audio tape that emerged this week. Clinton and officials from...
  • Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations

    Australia asylum policy decried amid suicide reports, repatriations
    Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
  • Dendy and Nine Raise The Stakes in Australia's Online Video Sector

    HONG KONG - Independent cinema chain Dendy is to launch a VoD service next week in Australia. The move follows shortly after TV giant Nine Entertainment took a A$1 million stake in existing VoD platform QuickFlix. Dendy Direct will kick off on Aug. 6...