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East Timor president says to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM

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Timor Leste secure shock 3-1 win against Singapore in AFF U19 tournament

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Thailand and Timor Leste to test Malaysia

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East Timor students protesting corruption hit with tear gas

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East Timor PM says state is 'ready' to become ASEAN member: Mainichi interview

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Two biggest parties neck-and-neck in East Timor election

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Corruption and economy main concerns as East Timor votes for parliament

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Timor Leste govt faces uncertainty after parliamentary defeat
DILI (AFP) - Timor Leste's new government has suffered a major setback after opposition parties vetoed its policy programme, a blow that could see the impoverished young democracy return to the polls. The Fretilin party, which won the July election by a narrow margin, did not receive enough votes to govern alone and has formed a minority coalition government with the Democratic Party   Read More ...
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Political turbulence in East Timor could delay Greater Sunrise oil and gas treaty
Bangkok: A landmark agreement to develop billions of dollars' worth of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea has been referred to East Timor, where the future of country's new minority government is in doubt. Opposition parties, which together hold a majority of parliamentary seats, are threatening to vote down as early as Monday the government's program, the first trigger that could lead to the government's fall   Read More ...
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East Timor and Australia agree draft maritime border treaty
The Hague: Australia and East Timor have drawn up a draft treaty setting out their maritime borders, aiming to end a bitter dispute over lucrative oil and gasfields, officials said on Sunday. “Timor Leste and Australia have reached agreement on the complete text of a draft treaty” in confidential talks in The Hague over the past week, the Permanent Court of Arbitration said in a statement   Read More ...
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East Timor and Australia agree draft maritime border treaty
THE HAGUE: Australia and East Timor have drawn up a draft treaty setting out their maritime borders, aiming to end a bitter dispute over lucrative oil and gas fields, officials said Sunday. “Timor Leste and Australia have reached agreement on the complete text of a draft treaty” in confidential talks in The Hague over the past week, the Permanent Court of Arbitration said in a statement   Read More ...
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Timor-Leste an Example of what UN Can Do in Peacebuilding
Press Release – United Nations. Timor-Leste is vivid example of what UN can do in peacebuilding, Assembly debate toldTimor-Leste is vivid example of what UN can do in peacebuilding, Assembly debate told. 25 September 2017 – Timor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 15 years ago, stands as a shining example of what the world Organization can achieve in establishing peace and stability, the country’s president told the General Assembly today   Read More ...
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PM Lee congratulates Timor-Leste's returning PM Mari Alkatiri
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Timor-Leste's Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri to congratulate him on his appointment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a media release on Monday (Sep 25). In a letter dated Sep 22, Mr Lee wrote to Dr Alkatiri: "Timor-Leste has made great strides since its independence in 2002, including through your personal contributions during your first term as Prime Minister, and later as President of the Authority of the Oe-Cusse Special Administrative Region   Read More ...
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong congratulates new Timor Leste counterpart Mari Alkatiri
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote a congratulatory letter last week to the newly appointed Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Dr Mari Alkatiri, and invited him to visit Singapore. "Timor-Leste has made great strides since its independence in 2002, including through your personal contributions during your first term as Prime Minister, and later as President of the Authority of the Oe-Cusse Special Administrative Region," PM Lee wrote in the letter dated Friday (Sept 22)   Read More ...
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Frota com dez barcos chineses é interceptada com milhares de tubarões no Timor Leste
DÍLI — Uma operação conjunta entre a Polícia Nacional do Timor Leste e a ONG britânica Sea Shepherd interceptou uma frota de dez barcos pesqueiros chineses carregados com milhares de tubarões, peixe protegido pelas leis locais. — Era como a cena de um filme de terror, com pilhas e pilhas de tubarões em bolsas — comentou Gary Stokes, capitão do navio Ocean Warrior, da Sea Shepherd, que participou da operação   Read More ...
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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. Alkatiri, a Muslim politician in the majority-Catholic country, was East Timor's first prime minister following independence from Indonesia in 2002.   Read More ...
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East Timor swears in new prime minister
DILI: East Timor swore in a new government Friday (Sep 15), 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. Mari Alkatiri, secretary-general of the Fretilin party, was inaugurated with 10 members of his 30-person administration at a ceremony in the capital Dili. Speaking to hundreds of party faithful, the 68-year-old pledged to maintain good ties with neighbours Australia and Indonesia and improve public services   Read More ...
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Sea Shepherd intercepts 'shark boats' in East Timor
Activist group Sea Shepherd says it has helped East Timor police intercept 10 Chinese fishing vessels after they allegedly targeted sharks. Thousands of sharks were found on the boats during the dawn raid on 9 September, the group said. Sea Shepherd said it ferried police to the vessels in East Timor's waters. East Timor authorities have not commented on the matter   Read More ...
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Chinese fishing boats with 'thousands of sharks' caught in Timor-Leste waters
Fifteen Chinese fishing boats have been caught with thousands of sharks in Timor-Leste waters in a joint raid by local police and activist group Sea Shepherd. Key points: Sea Shepherd says boats were "supposed to be catching fish" but clearly targeting sharks Boats have been operating under licence from Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry Sea Shepherd patrolling to ensure boats do not leave Timor-Leste waters Sea Shepherd's Timor-Leste campaign leader Gary Stokes said the group's Ocean Warrior helped armed Timor-Leste National Police (PNTL) officers conduct a raid on Saturday morning   Read More ...
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East Timor set to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM
President Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres said on Thursday in the capital Dili that he expected Alkatiri's swearing-in to be held either later in the day or on Friday. Alkatiri, the secretary-general of the Fretilin party, was East Timor's first prime minister after independence from Indonesia in 2002. He stood down in 2006 after a wave of unrest prompted by the sacking of 600 soldiers   Read More ...
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East Timor president says to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM
DILI: East Timor is set to swear in Mari Alkatiri for a second stint as prime minister, the country's president said on Thursday, with Asia's youngest democracy facing stiff challenges to boost a flagging economy heavily reliant on oil and gas. Alkatiri, the secretary general of the Fretilin party, was East Timor's first prime minister after independence from Indonesia in 2002   Read More ...
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East Timor president says to swear in Mari Alkatiri as PM
DILI (Reuters) - East Timor is set to swear in Mari Alkatiri for a second stint as prime minister, the country's president said on Thursday, with Asia's youngest democracy facing stiff challenges to boost a flagging economy heavily reliant on oil and gas. Alkatiri, the secretary general of the Fretilin party, was East Timor's first prime minister after independence from Indonesia in 2002   Read More ...
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Timor Leste secure shock 3-1 win against Singapore in AFF U19 tournament
MYANMAR: Singapore’s Under-18 footballers fell 3-1 to Timor Leste’s U18s at the on-going ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U19 Championships on Tuesday (Sep 12). The game at Yangon’s Thuwunna Stadium was Singapore’s fifth match in Group A of the tournament and comes on the back of a 2-0 loss to Thailand last Sunday (Sep 10). Timor Leste striker Lourenco Ximines opened scoring in the 24th minute of the game, but Singapore’s Jacob Mahler found an equaliser after the half-hour mark   Read More ...
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B-18 AFF: Malaysia benam Timor Leste
KUALA LUMPUR: Skuad Bawah 19 Tahun (B-19) negara meneruskan rentak cemerlang pada kempen Kejuaraan B-18 AFF 2017 apabila menewaskan Timor Leste 3-0 di Stadium Aung San, Yangon, Myanmar, sebentar tadi. Ia adalah kemenangan ketiga berturut-turut diraih skuad kendalian Bojan Hodak dalam saingan peringkat Kumpulan A, selepas menang 4-1 dan 3-1 masing-masing ke atas Laos dan Singapura sebelum ini. Kemenangan itu menyaksikan skuad muda negara berada di kedudukan teratas kumpulan, berkongsi sembilan mata dengan Thailand di tangga kedua   Read More ...
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Dependente de petróleo, Timor-Leste quer desenvolver o turismo
"Malai, malai". Viajar pelo Timor Leste é ouvir sempre essas palavras dos moradores, tanto da capital quanto das pequenas vilas. Os chamados e as expressões de curiosidade que acompanham o termo, que designa qualquer estrangeiro, mostram quanto os timorenses ainda estão se acostumando a receber visita. Praticamente invisível no mapa-múndi, o Timor Leste quer, agora, ser visto. Independente há apenas 15 anos, o mais novo país da Ásia começa a entrar no roteiro turístico da região   Read More ...
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Thailand and Timor Leste to test Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Favourites Thailand and Timor Leste will pose a serious threat to Malaysia’s bid to qualify for the semi-finals of the Asean Football Federation’s (AFF) Under-19 Championship in Yangon, Myanmar. The Malaysian team, under Croatian coach Bojan Hodak, will face their real test against last year’s runners-up Thailand and semi-finalists Timor Leste in the six-team Group A, which also comprises Laos, Singapore and Cambodia   Read More ...
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Islamic School of Canberra principal and ANU plant scientist travel to East Timor
David Johns remembers his former student's incredible thirst for knowledge. Rob Sharwood describes his former teacher as one in a million. Decades after Mr Johns taught Dr Sharwood at St Stanislaus College in Bathurst, the pair have reunited to help East Timor teachers make a difference in the classroom. The Islamic School of Canberra principal and ANU ARC CoE Translational Photosynthesis research fellow hope to inspire East Timor teachers to help their students reach their full potential by sharing simple experiments and new ways of lesson delivery   Read More ...
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East Timor students protesting corruption hit with tear gas
POLICE fired tear gas at hundreds of students protesting against allegedly corrupt government officials at East Timor on Monday, forcing members of Parliament to suspend a scheduled auction of government cars, reports Reuters. The students claim the cars at the auction were purposely priced lower and will bring losses to the state. At the street demonstration, they threw rocks at police and public vehicles, injuring several officers while some students were arrested, according to officials   Read More ...
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The hero of East Timor's $50 billion battle over Australian boundaries goes to The Hague
Bangkok: The hero of East Timor's independence, Xanana Gusmao, will continue to lead his country's sensitive negotiations over maritime boundaries with Australia despite his party losing office in the July elections. For years Mr Gusmao has refused to budge on his insistence that gas from the still undeveloped Greater Sunrise field in the Timor Sea be piped across a 3000-metre seabed chasm, known as the Timor Trench, to East Timor   Read More ...
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East Timor's Xanana Gusmao to continue Greater Sunrise fight in The Hague
Bangkok: The hero of East Timor's independence, Xanana Gusmao, will continue to lead his country's sensitive negotiations over maritime boundaries with Australia despite his party losing office in the July elections. For years Mr Gusmao has refused to budge on his insistence that gas from the still undeveloped Greater Sunrise field in the Timor Sea be piped across a 3000-metre seabed chasm, known as the Timor Trench, to East Timor   Read More ...
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Thailand bergelut atasi Timor Leste
KUALA LUMPUR: Juara bertahan, Thailand dipaksa bekerja keras sebelum menundukkan pasukan kerdil Timor Leste 1-0 pada aksi kedua Kumpulan B saingan bola sepak lelaki Sukan SEA Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017), sebentar tadi. Pada aksi yang berlangsung di Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) di sini, penyerang 20 tahun Worachit Kanitsribumphen muncul penyelamat skuad Thailand selepas menanduk masuk gol kemenangan pada minit ke-58   Read More ...
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Plans to form East Timor government in disarray as Xanana Gusmao quits party presidency
The hero of East Timor's independence struggle Xanana Gusmao has resigned from the presidency of his party only days after national elections, throwing moves to form a coalition government into disarray. Mr Gusmao, a former president and prime minister and still the most powerful figure in Asia's newest democracy, made the surprise announcement that his National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) party would not enter into a coalition with the leftist Fretilin party, which narrowly won the July 22 vote   Read More ...
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East Timor PM says state is 'ready' to become ASEAN member: Mainichi interview
DILI, East Timor -- The prime minister of East Timor, Rui Maria de Araujo, said the country is "ready to become a member," with regard to the state's aim to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in a recent interview with the Mainichi Shimbun. Furthermore, as the prime minister reflected on the state's recent history including provisional rule under the United Nations and independence from Indonesia in 2002, he commented, "(With regard to) human rights, peace, democracy and so on   Read More ...
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PH congratulates Timor Leste on parliamentary elections
The Philippine government on Friday commended Timor Leste for its peaceful elections. “We congratulate the Timorese government and its people for the peaceful and orderly conduct of parliamentary elections this month,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. “This first parliamentary election organized by the Timorese people is a testament to Timor Leste’s growth and maturity as a democracy,” it added   Read More ...
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East Timor's main parties able to form gov't but lose ground
East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with the economy.   Read More ...
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Timor Leste bentuk kerajaan gabungan
DILI: Timor Leste bakal membentuk kerajaan gabungan selepas dua parti pemerintah di negara demokrasi termuda Asia itu memperoleh majoriti dalam pilihan raya yang dipuji berjalan lancar oleh pemantau hari ini. Pilihan raya itu diadakan ketika masa sukar buat negara kecil dan miskin berpenduduk seramai 1.2 juta orang itu dengan rizab minyak semakin susut ditambah kerajaan bergelut menyelesaikan pertikaian panjang dengan Australia berkaitan sektor tenaga lumayan   Read More ...
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East Timor's main parties able to form gov't but lose ground
DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend parliamentary election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with slow economic progress. With all votes counted on Monday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 29   Read More ...
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Two biggest parties neck-and-neck in East Timor election
Dili, East Timor | AFP |The two largest parties in East Timor's parliamentary election were neck-and-neck, according to preliminary results Sunday, with neither expected to secure enough support to govern alone. With 90 percent of votes from Saturday's election counted, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) -- led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao -- had about 28 percent of votes, down from 36   Read More ...
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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed
DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's two biggest political parties - Fretilin and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) - have secured a combined 58 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary election, preliminary results showed on Sunday. More than 20 parties were vying for 65 seats in parliament, seeking to win votes from a largely youthful population that has been increasingly frustrated by the nation's dependence on oil and gas sales and a lack of jobs   Read More ...
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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed
East Timor's two biggest political parties - Fretilin and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) - have secured a combined 58 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary election, preliminary results showed on Sunday. More than 20 parties were vying for 65 seats in parliament, seeking to win votes from a largely youthful population that has been increasingly frustrated by the nation's dependence on oil and gas sales and a lack of jobs   Read More ...
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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed
DILI: East Timor's two biggest political parties: Fretilin and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT): have secured a combined 58 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary election, preliminary results showed on Sunday. More than 20 parties were vying for 65 seats in parliament, seeking to win votes from a largely youthful population that has been increasingly frustrated by the nation's dependence on oil and gas sales and a lack of jobs   Read More ...
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Timor-Leste election: 'Disenfranchised youth' party wins first seats in parliament
A Timor-Leste political party with links to martial arts gangs and "disenfranchised young men" will for the first time have seats in the country's new parliament. Key points: The Khunto party polled 7 per cent of the vote, earning it several seats Major parties are expected to form a coalition government Observers praised the elections as "free and fair" and dismissed reports of tension Timor-Leste's largest political parties, Fretilin, the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor and CNRT, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction, are expected to form a "business as usual" coalition government after polling about 30 per cent of the vote each   Read More ...
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent of votes counted by midday Sunday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 27.6 percent, down from 36   Read More ...
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent of votes counted by midday Sunday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 27.6 percent, down from 36   Read More ...
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share
Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent of votes counted by midday Sunday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 27.6 percent, down from 36.7 percent in 2012. Its coalition partner Fretilin, or Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor, was up slightly at 31 percent   Read More ...
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East Timor: Fretilin and Gusmao party lead in early vote count
Bangkok: East Timor's two major parties are leading early vote counting in the tiny nation's fourth parliamentary elections on Saturday, pointing to another five years in power for the country's ruling coalition. Unofficial results showed that with about 63 per cent of the votes counted Fretilin, which used social media to push its slogan "Vote for Our Future", was leading with 31 per cent of the vote, followed by the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) with 28 per cent   Read More ...
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Corruption and economy main concerns as East Timor votes for parliament
EAST Timor headed to the polls Saturday in a parliamentary election that could determine the economic future of Asia’s youngest democracy. The economy, corruption and the government’s failure to use the wealth generated by oil and gas sales to support development and create jobs has dominated the weeks of political rallies leading up to today’s vote. More than 20 political parties are vying for 65 seats in this tiny country of just 1   Read More ...
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