Abbott's hollow presidential peace offering

Tony Abbott ‘regrets President Yudhoyono's embarrassment’ but won't apologise for any eavesdropping. It’s making for an awkward stand-off and the relationship is being badly strained.

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Tony Abbott has declared he doesn’t need to apologise for Australian eavesdropping on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other leading figures, as he tries to deal with Indonesia's anger while not giving too much ground.

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