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Aussie ex-spy offers surprise guilty plea for leaking East Timor plot

Sydney - A former Australian spy announced a surprise guilty plea Tuesday for exposing an alleged 2004 bugging operation against East Timor officials, after years of fighting the charges.

Australia approves East Timor border deal, unlocking vast gas reserves

Sydney - Australia's parliament voted Monday to implement a maritime border treaty with East Timor, potentially unlocking billions in offshore oil and gas revenue after a bitter decade-long dispute.

Timor bugging whistleblower faces Australia criminal charges

Sydney - Criminal charges have been filed against a spy-turned-whistleblower who exposed a secret Australian bugging operation in East Timor, parliament heard Thursday, in what one MP called an "insane development".

East Timor opposition set to take power after violence-hit campaign

Dili - East Timor's opposition coalition is set to take power as it squeaked across the line with an absolute majority, preliminary election results showed Sunday, after a fractious campaign marred by violence and mud-slinging.

East Timor votes after tense campaign

Dili - East Timor headed to the polls Saturday after a tension-filled campaign that has focussed on boosting development and diversifying the impoverished young country's oil-dependent economy.

East Timor signs maritime border deal with Australia

New York - East Timor signed a treaty with Australia at the United Nations on Tuesday to end a decade-old dispute over their maritime border and potentially unlock billions of dollars in offshore gas revenue.

East Timor swears in new prime minister

Dili - East Timor swore in a new government Friday, led by a returning prime minister who experts say will need to wean the country off its reliance on oil revenues and diversify the economy.

Australia and ETimor strike deal to end maritime dispute

Sydney - Australia and East Timor have struck a deal to end a contentious dispute over maritime borders that cut through lucrative oil and gas fields, officials said on Saturday.

East Timor set for new coalition after ruling parties win poll

Dili - East Timor is set for another coalition after the two governing parties in Asia's youngest democracy clinched a majority of the votes in a trouble-free contest praised Monday as "remarkable" by observers.

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

East Timor and Australia to tear up sea border treaty

Sydney - A contentious maritime border treaty between East Timor and Australia which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea is to be torn up, the two sides said Monday.

Global court takes up E. Timor, Australia sea border row

Den Haag - In a blow to Australia, an international arbitration court agreed Monday to take up a decade-long maritime border dispute between East Timor and Canberra which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.

E. Timor urges court to end sea border row with Australia

Den Haag - East Timor on Monday urged an international court to help end a decade-long dispute with Australia over a maritime border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.

Former East Timor guerrilla killed in security operation

Dili - An East Timor former guerrilla leader has been killed in a clash with police and troops, the government said Sunday, urging calm in the half-island nation.

East Timor accepts resistance hero PM's resignation

Dili - East Timor's president accepted the resignation of independence hero Xanana Gusmao as prime minister on Monday, paving the way for a major government overhaul and a new chapter in the nation's short history.

East Timor resistance hero PM offers resignation

Dili - East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao has submitted his resignation as prime minister, the government said Friday, after more than a decade leading the half-island nation during the fraught early years of its independence.
 

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