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Coalition closing gap to ALP: Newspoll

By AAP The poll, conducted over August 22-24, also shows 77 per cent of Australian are in favour of proposed new laws for travellers returning from countries such as Iraq and Syria having to...

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Iraqi forces seize key dam

By Dow Jones newswires Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, backed by US airstrikes, recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam on Monday after two days of fighting with Islamist insurgents, a Kurdish military spokesman said. The...

Aust stocks to open slightly higher

By AAP Dr Oliver said the Australian dollar, which was at 93. 22 US cents on Saturday morning, would likely remain fairly steady as influences in the US pushed it higher and "jawboning" from...

Oil prices rise on Ukraine tensions

By Dow Jones newswires Prices fell overnight after Iraq's prime minister relinquished power Thursday. "The Iraqi news is far more relevant to oil than what's going on in Ukraine," said Stephen Schork, editor of...

Oil extends losses, Brent hits 13-month low

By Dow Jones newswires On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in September were flat at $US97. 30 a barrel. "The IEA's monthly report certainly did not help already...

Oil extends losses, Brent crude hits 13-month low

By Dow Jones newswires On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in September were flat at $US97. 30 a barrel. "The IEA's monthly report certainly did not help already...

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Abbott flags Iraq intervention

By AAP Asked if that could include military action Mr Abbott replied: "Well we certainly don't rule that out. "We are talking to our security partners about what we can usefully do to help,"...

Brent oil hits 9-month low

By Dow Jones newswires This time around, analysts feel that there is only a limited risk that Iraqi oil supplies to the global market will be disrupted. "Evidently, the majority of market participants still...