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02/13/2008

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GM Offers Buyouts to Work Force

The Associated Press
General Motors, eager to lower wages and reduce the losses it saw in 2007, said Tuesday it is offering a new round of buyouts to all 74,000 of its U.S. hourly workers who are represented by the United Auto Workers.

Canberra to Give Indigenous Apology

The Associated Press
Australia was set Wednesday to recognize that past government policies had degraded the country's indigenous people and caused a legacy of deep pain and loss that endures today -- and to offer an official apology.

Australian Troops Sent to Timor

Reuters
Australian troops began arriving in East Timor on Tuesday to help enforce a state of emergency after the tiny nation's president was critically wounded in a double assassination attempt and flown to Darwin for treatment.

Japan Criticizes U.S. Presence After Marine Accused of Rape

The Associated Press
Japan urged the U.S. military Tuesday to tighten discipline after a U.S. Marine was arrested on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl on the southern island of Okinawa.

Punching the Monitor for Rotten Elections

In mid-January, India refused to accept its Sindhuvijay submarine after it was refitted with Russian Klub cruise missiles at a shipyard near St. Petersburg. The reason for the refusal is that the Klub missiles failed to hit their target in six consecutive test firings.

Tough Medicine Needed to Curb Inflation

A relapse of a disease is often more problematic than the original illness. This is the case with inflation in Russia.

Ask the chef

Julien Piguet from Switzerland is the new chef de cuisine at The Park Restaurant in the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel.

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