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World 12 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippine army, police on alert as Arroyo leaves

MANILA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Philippine capital were on top alert on Monday, hours before President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was due to fly to New York to attend a world summit at the United Nations.

World 10 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Relief head replaced as New Orleans collects dead

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Recovering the dead took priority over coaxing the living out of New Orleans on Friday as the Bush Administration replaced the head of its emergency management team in a political storm following Hurricane Katrina.

World 10 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Relief head replaced as New Orleans collects dead

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Bush administration moved to quell a political storm on Friday by replacing the embattled head of emergency operations along the U.S. Gulf Coast and rescue workers in New Orleans ended recovery efforts to focus on collecting bodies left by Hurricane Katrina.

World 09 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Senate passes, sends Bush hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate approved $51.8 billion in additional funding for Hurricane Katrina relief on Thursday, rushing the measure to President George W. Bush for his signature.

World 09 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ex-Secretary of State Powell slams U.S. storm effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Colin Powell, the former U.S. secretary of state seen as a potential leader for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, has joined the chorus of Americans criticising the disaster response at all levels of government.

Business 07 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Aussie PM: Telstra behaviour ‘disgraceful’

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has described the behaviour of executives at the country's biggest phone company Telstra Corp Ltd as 'disgraceful', as relations soured ahead of the telco's planned full privatisation.

World 06 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush picks Roberts to succeed Rehnquist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Monday to replace the late William Rehnquist as Supreme Court chief justice, the top judicial position in the United States.

World 02 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Senate passes $10.5 bln emergency hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President George W. Bush's request for $10.5 billion in emergency disaster relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, with billions more in aid seen passing Congress in coming weeks.

Nation 12 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shahrir: Cancelling meeting with Rafidah is not a snub

Government Backbenchers Club head Datuk Shahrir Samad stressed that it was not a snub when he called off a meeting with Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz today following the Cabinet decision to review the Approved Permit (AP) and national automotive industry policy.

World 11 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Roberts advised O'Connor to be discreet at hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court nominee John Roberts advised Sandra Day O'Connor, the moderate conservative he seeks to replace, to avoid specific answers at her Senate confirmation hearings about legal issues expected to reach the court, according to newly released memos.