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Australian PM says won't back former leader Rudd for top UN job

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dealt a serious blow on Friday to his former rival Kevin Rudd`s bid to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations, declining to endorse him and declaring him unfit for the job.

Former Australia PM Kevin Rudd wanted Hillary Clinton sympathy: Emails

 Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd sought a sympathetic phone call from Hillary Clinton after being dumped as leader in 2010, but days later had not got one, a new batch of emails from the US presidential front runner shows.

'India should join APEC to achieve its economic potential'

Making a strong case for India's membership in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a former Australian Prime Minister and a top US corporate leader have said the forum would help it achieve its economic potential and bolster its Act East policy.

Former Australian PM Rudd not running for UN chief post: Spokeswoman

Kevin Rudd is not a candidate to be the next United Nations` secretary-general, a spokeswoman said Friday, despite the former Australian prime minister leaving the door open for the high-profile job in an interview.

Australia trapped in political crisis management: Analysts

Australia`s frenetic leadership challenges, fuelled by poor opinion polls and internal party unease, could leave it trapped in a cycle of political crisis management, analysts say.

Embattled Australian PM Tony Abbot says challenge against him will fail

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday that he expected a challenge against his leadership to fail and stressed his government would not repeat the "chaos and instability" of previous administrations.

Former Australian PM under campaign donation scanner

Australia`s Labour Party number crunchers are questioning why an A$200,000 (about $181,000) election campaign donation ended up in former prime minister Kevin Rudd`s electorate account.

Australian former PM Kevin Rudd goes to Harvard

Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia, has been named a Senior Fellow with Harvard University`s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the former prime minister`s office said in a press release.

Australia spied on Indonesia president: Reports

Australian spy agencies attempted to listen to the phone calls of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and targeted his wife and senior ministers, reports said on Monday, drawing a demand for answers from Jakarta.

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd retires from politics

According to Rudd, he will leave parliament at the end of this week.

Australia`s former FM Bob Carr calls it quits

Australia`s former foreign minister Bob Carr said on Wednesday he was quitting politics and intended to "reinvent" himself as an Asia expert.

Australia`s first woman leader surprised by sexism

Australia`s first woman prime minister, who was dumped by her party ahead of September`s election loss, today said she was surprised by the level of aggressive sexism directed at her during three years in power.

Tony Abbott sworn in as Australia PM

Tony Abbott was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Australia on Wednesday after defeating former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in last month’s elections.

Australia`s Tony Abbott gets to work as Prime Minister-elect

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott on Sunday got "down to business" with a pledge to work for all Australians, a day after disillusioned voters punished the outgoing Premier Kevin Rudd`s Labor Party for its six years of turbulent rule and bitter in-fighting.

Australia’s conservative leader Tony Abbot wins national elections

Tony Abbott, who heads a Liberal Party-led coalition, is set to become Australia`s new prime minister after incumbent Kevin Rudd conceded defeat in the country`s bitterly fought federal elections Saturday.

Oz conservative leader Tony Abbott set for win: Exit polls

Australia`s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was headed for a defeat in the national elections on Saturday, as exit polls suggested a landslide victory for his Conservative challenger Tony Abbott.

Australia PM says warships could be moved north

Australian PM Kevin Rudd said key naval assets could be relocated north to adapt to a changing security landscape and put personnel nearer to their fields of operation.

Australian PM says warships could be moved north

Australia is seen as a critical pillar in the US "pivot" to Asia and the rebalancing of its military strategy.

Australian PM Kevin Rudd`s support slumps ahead of election

A defiant Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warned on Monday not to write him off as a new poll showed his popularity slumping barely three weeks away from elections.

No place for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday said there was "no place" for sexism, racism or homophobia in Australia as election rival Tony Abbott laughed off his touting of a candidate`s sex appeal.