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Former Aussie PM Pressed US to Prepare to Attack China -- News from Antiwar.com

Former Aussie PM Pressed US to Prepare to Attack China -- News from Antiwar.com: "A WikiLeaks released cable from March 2009 related a conversation between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Australian Prime Minister (currently Foreign Minister) Kevin Rudd on the issue of China. Incredibly, it included the Aussie PM urging the US to prepare for an aggressive war against the world’s most populous nation.

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Poll: Afghans Losing Faith in US, Increasingly Back Insurgents -- News from Antiwar.com

Poll: Afghans Losing Faith in US, Increasingly Back Insurgents -- News from Antiwar.com: "A new poll conducted by a myriad of international media outlets, including ABC News, BBC, ARD and the Washington Post showed huge pessimism amongst Afghans, a strong trends moving against support for the US occupation forces and in favor of supporting the insurgency.

The poll shows confidence in the NATO occupation eventually being successful down to only 36 percent, from 48 percent last year, and only 43 percent view the US favorably, the lowest in six years.

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WikiLeaks founder denied bail in UK - Europe - Al Jazeera English

WikiLeaks founder denied bail in UK - Europe - Al Jazeera English: "A London court has denied bail to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and ordered that he remain in custody for a week, after he was arrested on an extradition warrant.

The 39-year-old Australian, who handed himself into authorities in the British capital on Tuesday, is wanted in Sweden on allegations of sex crimes.

Howard Riddle, the presiding judge at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court, refused bail for Assange on the grounds that there was a risk he would fail to surrender.



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