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Crucial negotiations on the status of U.S. forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal in 2014 will begin in Kabul on Thursday, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
In defending Australia's lower defense spending, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich on Tuesday referred to President Obama's retort to Mitt Romney that the U.S. Navy has "things called aircraft carriers ... and ships that go underwater."
Australia's defense minister said Wednesday he was protecting the confidentiality of government communications after a newspaper reported he left his delegation's laptop computers and cellphones behind before flying to mainland China.
Two hundred U.S. Marines arrived Wednesday at their new base in Darwin, Australia, the first of 2,500 that eventually will be deployed there as part of the Pentagon's effort to increase the U.S. military presence in Asia.
Australia will remove all gender barriers in its military over the next five years, opening up positions that previously had been considered too dangerous for women, including front-line combat roles, a minister said Tuesday.
Australia's defense minister on Wednesday said it is "way too early" to claim victory over al Qaeda, cautioning that the terror group and its affiliates remain a global threat even after the death of Osama bin Laden.
Contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds are likely the source of Europe's deadly E. coli outbreaks, health experts warned Thursday, predicting there could be more infections from seeds still in the food chain.
Scientists are quickly combing the DNA of the killer bacteria behind the world's worst E. coli outbreak to find clues about how to treat patients and prevent future epidemics.