January 2, 1992 |
President Bush today reassured Australia and apprehensive Asian allies that the end of the Cold War and U.S. withdrawal from bases in the Philippines will not leave them abandoned. "We know that our security is inextricably linked to stability across the Pacific," Bush told a special session of the Australian Parliament, "and we will not put that stability and security at risk."
December 31, 1991 |
The 3:30 p.m. whistle shrieked across the desert as a grimy elevator cage rumbled up from cold darkness half a mile underground. But it was more than another shift change at one of Australia's richest and most fabled gold mines. After 98 years, the old Lake View mine was closing. "It's history," said George Malec, a miner for 35 years, dirt-blackened and blinking as he stepped into the sunlight. "Bitter? You bet I'm bitter.
April 27, 1991 |
Raising the ante in a longstanding dispute, the Bush Administration announced plans Friday to bar Japanese firms from bidding on federally funded construction projects in the United States, in retaliation for Japan's refusal to let U.S. firms bid on more of its construction contracts. At the same time, the Administration officially cited China, India and Thailand for failing to protect U.S.
March 18, 1991 |
U.S. aerospace firms and other manufacturers could reap huge benefits Down Under when dramatic reductions in Australia's tariffs and quotas take effect. The United States is already Australia's largest foreign investor after the United Kingdom, and the South Pacific nation represents the 10th-largest market for U.S. goods and services--notably defense, aerospace and computer products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1990 |
An international "chop shop" ring that allegedly stripped down at least a dozen stolen Porsches worth more than $1 million and shipped the parts to Australia was uncovered after an investigation by Newport Beach police, authorities announced Thursday.