» 04/30/2008, 00.00
INDONESIA – EAST TIMOR
Ramos-Horta apologises to Indonesia, studies possible military ‘co-operation”
In his visit to Jakarta East Timor prime minister apologies on behalf of his president who had accused Indonesia of involvement in the attack against him in February. The visit is also meant to vet the possibility of military co-operation between the two countries, something which the international community views with concern.
10/04/2007 EAST TIMOR
Peace Prize laureate Ramos-Horta appears to be leading in vote
Yesterday’s elections went off without a hitch. Preliminary results indicate that no candidate will win on the first ballot. The ruling Fretilin party seems to have lost; its candidate Guterres is only third.
06/04/2007 EAST TIMOR
Election campaign ends as East Timorese get set to go to the poll to pick next president
Calm returns to the country after factional clashes. Presidential elections will take place next Monday. Nobel Prize winner Ramos Horta and Fretilin leader Francisco Guterres are favoured. Catholic Church tells faithful to choose “with conscience” and unexpectedly picks a former student activist, Fernando 'Lasama' de Araujo, as its choice.
29/05/2006 EAST TIMOR
Increasing calls for the prime minister's resignation
In Dili hundreds of people are demonstrating against Prime Minister Alkatiri. The Catholic Church calls for a new government. Political leaders are in emergency meetings, whilst armed gangs are still ransacking the capital.
12/04/2007 EAST TIMOR
Presidential elections: some candidates complain of irregularities as the country prepares for a two
Five candidates call for a halt to vote counting until the process can be secured with other observers present. According to partial results Horta and Guterres should square off next May 8.
08/07/2010 EAST TIMOR– AUSTRALIA
Australia to dump Oceania’s refugees on East Timor
Australia’s new prime minister wants to build a large refugee-processing centre in the poor Southeast Asian nation. In 2009, Oceania had 38,200 refugees, 22,000 in Australia. The opposition in Canberra calls the PM’s idea a disconcerting proposal and an embarrassing mistake.
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