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Gillard Wins Bid to Allow Australian Uranium Sales to India

Australia’s ruling Labor Party ended a ban on uranium exports to India, approving Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s proposal to strengthen diplomatic ties with the South Asian nation and open a new market for suppliers.

“We need to make sure that across our region we have the strongest relationships we can, including with the world’s largest democracy, India,” Gillard told the party’s conference in Sydney yesterday before delegates voted 206 to 185 in favor of her motion, which was opposed by left-wing members.