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  • Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist

    Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist
    Gough Whitlam swept to political power in Australia in 1972 under a slogan, "it's time," that seemed to sum up everything that was stale and old-fashioned about an inward-looking, parochial nation. He was swept out less than three years later on Nov. 11, 1975, controversially dismissed by the Queen of England's representative in Australia, Gov. Gen. Sir John Kerr, triggering the country's bitterest constitutional crisis.
  • Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday aged 98, was one of his country's most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country....

    Study of slavery makes shortlist for Samuel Johnson book prize

    LONDON (Reuters) - A book that traces the history of slavery over four centuries is among six books shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, one of the world's richest non-fiction awards. Greg Grandin's "The Empire of Necessity", a...

    Israeli high-tech entrepreneur turns his focus to politics

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Erel Margalit has packed a lot in, from frontline combat in Lebanon to a PhD in philosophy at Columbia University, advising Jerusalem's former mayor and launching a billion dollar venture capital firm. Now his focus is politics,...

    Australia passes security law, raising fears for press freedom

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The first of a series of security powers requested by Australia's government to combat Islamist militants passed through parliament on Wednesday, despite criticism that they could land journalists in jail for reporting on national...