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Ex-Australia PM Rudd wants top UN job

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:02 AM

A growing list of candidates have declared their interest in becoming the world s top diplomat

In this file photo, former Australian PM Kevin Rudd speaks onstage at the 2014 Concordia Summit on September 29, 2014 in New York City. Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

Australians' transfer to Indonesia execution site delayed: official

Feb 17, 2015 - 5:39 PM

In an unusual show of unity all surviving former prime ministers on Tuesday made a plea to spare the Bali Nine pair

VIGIL. Australians holding candles during a vigil for "Bali Nine" death row inmates Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in Sydney on January 29, 2015. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Indonesia recalling envoy to Australia over spying claims

Nov 18, 2013 - 4:53 PM

DEVELOPING: Indonesia says recalling ambassador to Australia over spying claims

Australia spied on Indonesia president – reports

Nov 18, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Documents show that Australia s electronic intelligence agency tracked Yudhoyono s activity on his mobile phone for 15 days in August 2009

SPIED ON BY AUSTRALIA? In this file photo, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivers the opening keynote address at the APEC CEO Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 06 October 2013. EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Australia ends asylum boat stand-off with Indonesia

Nov 09, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Australia to take asylum seekers to Christmas Island

ASYLUM SOLUTION. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison at a press conference in Sydney on September 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Former union chief elected new Australian Labor leader

Oct 13, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Shorten an ambitious former head of the Australian Workers Union beat ex deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese in a month long leadership race

NEW LABOR LEADER. Bill Shorten of Labor party leaves after Caucus meeting at the Parliament House in Canberra on September 13, 2013. AFP / Saeed Khan

Australia's foreign, defense policies after the polls: Howard 2.0?

Sep 15, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Abbott has plainly signaled that he sees this government as a continuation of that which was voted out in 2007

Pressure builds on Australia's Rudd to quit

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Several high profile Labor figures want the 55 year old former diplomat to go even further and stand down from his Queensland electorate and exit politics altogether

DEFEATED. Outgoing Austrialian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (R) concedes defeat during the Labor Party's election night event in Brisbane, Australia, 07 September 2013. EPA/Dan Peled

Australia's Abbott begins transition but faces hurdles

Sep 09, 2013 - 10:19 AM

While Abbott s Liberal National coalition is forecast to enjoy a 32 seat majority on the lower House of Representatives the makeup of the Senate is not yet clear

ELECTION WINNER. Conservative challenger Tony Abbott delivers his address in Sydney on September 7, 2013. AFP / Saeed Khan

Rudd to step down as Australia's Labor leader

Sep 07, 2013 - 6:42 PM

2nd UPDATE Australia s Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd concedes to conservative challenger Tony Abbott

Australians vote with Abbott set for landslide win

Sep 07, 2013 - 9:53 AM

Voting turnout has never fallen below 90 percent since it became compulsory in 1924

LANDSLIDE WIN? Australia's conservative Coalition leader Tony Abbott speaks to the media as a protester holds up a placard as polls open in the country's general election. Photo by AFP

Australian PM Rudd heads for election wipe-out

Sep 06, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Australian PM Kevin Rudd refused to concede defeat Friday despite a new poll showing him heading for an election wipe out

AUSTRALIAN ELECTIONS. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (L) gestures as he speaks to students from St Edward's College in Gosford on New South Wales' Central Coast, September 6, 2013, as a new poll shows he is heading for an election wipe-out. AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Australian election clock ticks down on divisive campaign

Sep 05, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Voters have reacted with distaste over the brutal party coups as well as the lowbrow tone of a campaign which has seen both sides descend into cheap shots and personality politics

FACE OFF. In this file photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (L) shaking hands with conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott (R) at the National Press Club in Canberra before a debate. AFP/FILES/Andrew Meares

Key issues in Australian election

Sep 05, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Key issues facing Australians when they go to the polls on September 7

HEAD TO HEAD. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are scheduled to go head-to-head in an hour-long televised debate in Canberra, 11 August 2013. File photos of Rudd (L) photo by AFP; Abbott (R) photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Australia vote will be closer than polls suggest - Rudd

Sep 01, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Rudd: I believe that the Australian people in the course of the last week and 10 days of this campaign will begin to lock on to their choices

In this file photo, Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addresses the media after calling a general election in Canberra on August 4, 2013. Photo by AFP

Australian PM questions opponent's worldly credentials

Aug 28, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Labor s Rudd a former foreign minister gave a scathing assessment of Abbott s ability to deal with difficult diplomatic issues such as Syria

HEAD TO HEAD. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are scheduled to go head-to-head in an hour-long televised debate in Canberra, 11 August 2013. File photos of Rudd (L) photo by AFP; Abbott (R) photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

West raises stakes over Syria chemical claims

Aug 25, 2013 - 4:15 PM

A senior United Nations envoy is in Damascus pressing for an investigation by UN inspectors who have been on the ground in war ravaged Syria for a week to probe three other suspect sites

Syrian army tanks are seen deployed in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus on August 24, 2013. APF/Stringer

Australian ministers in Indonesia for boatpeople talks

Aug 20, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Australian ministers will take part in regional talks in Indonesia on people smuggling Tuesday

'Our country': Abbott's harsh Australia refugee plan

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Tony Abbott launches a harsh new temporary visa policy for refugees stripping them of basic rights

ON AUSTRALIAN REFUGEES. Australian opposition leader and leader of the Liberal Party, Tony Abbott, speaks during a press conference after a tour the JBS meat processing plant west of Brisbane, Australia, 05 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage

Aug 15, 2013 - 10:27 AM

US pop star Katy Perry took Tony Abbott to task over his stance on gay marriage telling the Australian opposition leader she would not vote for him

Katy Perry photo Getty/AFP/Craig Barritt; Tony Abbott photo AFP/Adek Berry

'No place' for sexism in Australia - PM Rudd

Aug 14, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Rudd s remarks come after rival Tony Abbot s gaffe renewing debate over misogyny in Australia which raged during Julia Gillard s time in office

HEAD TO HEAD. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are scheduled to go head-to-head in an hour-long televised debate in Canberra, 11 August 2013. File photos of Rudd (L) photo by AFP; Abbott (R) photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Australia's Abbott on track for election victory: poll

Aug 12, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Australia s conservatives led by Tony Abbott are maintaining an election winning lead over Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd a poll showed Monday

HEAD TO HEAD. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are scheduled to go head-to-head in an hour-long televised debate in Canberra, 11 August 2013. File photos of Rudd (L) photo by AFP; Abbott (R) photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Australian contenders ready for election debate

Aug 11, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott go head to head in an hour long televised debate in the national capital Canberra at 0830 GMT Sunday

HEAD TO HEAD. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott are scheduled to go head-to-head in an hour-long televised debate in Canberra, 11 August 2013. File photos of Rudd (L) photo by AFP; Abbott (R) photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Abbott hits back at Australia PM over Murdoch link claims

Aug 08, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Abbott spoke after Rudd went on national television late Wednesday August 7 to accuse his rival of conspiring with the Australian born media magnate

ABBOTT FACES MEDIA. Australian opposition leader and leader of the Liberal Party, Tony Abbott, speaks during a press conference after a tour the JBS meat processing plant west of Brisbane, Australia, 05 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Dave Hunt

Rudd faces battle as Australian election campaign begins

Aug 05, 2013 - 11:59 AM

Kevin Rudd faces an uphill battle after what newspapers said was years of a toxic political climate that saw Julia Gillard topple him as Labor leader in 2010

IN THE RUNNING. Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd addresses the media after calling a general election in Canberra on August 4, 2013. Photo by AFP

Australia to go to polls on September 7 - Rudd

Aug 04, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd meets Governor General Quentin Bryce in Canberra to pave the way for the polls

In this file photo, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers his statement during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, southern Jakarta, on July 5, 2013. Photo by AFP / Bay Ismoyo

Australia's PNG asylum-seeker solution takes effect

Aug 01, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Immigration Minister Tony Burke said it showed Canberra was serious about not resettling boatpeople in Australia

NEW REFUGEE POLICY. This Australian government handout photo taken on August 1, 2013 shows the first group of 40 asylum-seekers arriving in mini-buses shortly after landing on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), formally bringing into effect the Regional Settlement Arrangement. Photo by AFP / Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship Handout

Australia resolute on asylum policy

Jul 28, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Rudd said he makes absolutely no apology for his hardline new policy of sending asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea

In this file photo, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks to the media in Newcastle, Australia, 01 July 2013. EPA/Jon Reid

Australia puts bounty on people smugglers

Jul 21, 2013 - 3:45 AM

Refugees arriving on unauthorized boats would have no chance of being resettled in Australia in a bid to stop the rush of asylum seekers arriving by sea

Australia's new PM in Indonesia for boat-people talks

Jul 05, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Australian PM Kevin Rudd held talks on asylum seekers with Indonesia s president on Friday

TALKING ASYLUM-SEEKING. Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (R) walks with Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono shortly before a meeting at Bogor Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 05 July 2013. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Refugee boat in distress off Indonesia: officials

Jul 05, 2013 - 2:20 PM

A people smuggling boat carrying about 80 asylum seekers was reportedly taking on water in seas south of Indonesia Australian officials said Friday

Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet

Jul 01, 2013 - 9:46 AM

Rudd said the appointments were made purely on merit not gender and pledged to boost the economy but made no mention of an election date

NEW CABINET. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces the new Labor ministry in Newcastle, Australia, 01 July 2013. EPA/Jon Reid

Rudd sworn in as Australia's new prime minister

Jun 27, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Rudd sealed his dramatic return after a leadership ballot in which Gillard was deposed in a party room vote and announced her retirement from politics

NEW PREMIER. Kevin Rudd signs his commission as Prime Minister at Government House in Canberra, Australia, 27 June 2013. Photo by EPA/Alan Porritt

Rudd ousts Gillard in party leadership ballot

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:00 PM

UPDATE Gillard must now advise Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce that she is resigning as prime minister expected to happen Thursday

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

New bid to oust Australian PM - reports

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Australian media: A petition was circulating among Labor lawmakers calling for a caucus meeting where a vote on the leadership would be held

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Australia PM digs in despite dire polls

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Gillard faces a crushing defeat in the September 14 vote and is reportedly under pressure to stand down in favor of former leader Kevin Rudd

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Australian PM calls leadership vote

Mar 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

UPDATE Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard caved in to building pressure and called a leadership ballot among parliamentarians in her Labor Party for later Thursday

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Australian leadership speculation mounts

Mar 20, 2013 - 11:23 AM

UPDATE Speculation intensified that Gillard could be toppled by her party after a report said former prime minister Kevin Rudd was only five votes away from victory

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton

Gillard gains, but Rudd could win Australia vote: poll

Mar 12, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard s personal rating has risen but her Labor Party s best chance of winning an election is under ex leader Kevin Rudd a key poll showed Tuesday

Gillard photo: AFP/ Manan Vatsyayana; Rudd photo: AFP/Patrick Hamilton