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Bob Carr is Australia’s new foreign minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, March 2 (IANS) Former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr will join the Senate and become Australia's new foreign affairs minister, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said here Friday.This ... Read more...

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Kevin Rudd to challenge leadership


February 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 24 (IANS) Former Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd Friday announced he has decided to stand against Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Monday's Labor Party leadership ballot.Rudd made ... Read more...

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Australian foreign minister quits (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday resigned, saying he no longer had the support of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.He announced his resignation at a press ... Read more...

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Australia’s foreign minister quits


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday made a sudden announcement to resign from his job.Rudd's decision comes amid leadership tensions within the Labor Party as ... Read more...

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No proposal for trilateral pact with India, US: Australia


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after New Delhi rejected the suggestion for a trilateral security accord, Australia Friday clarified that it has not proposed any such arrangement ... Read more...

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India not keen on trilateral pact with US, Australia (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India Thursday voiced surprise at Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's remarks suggesting a trilateral security pact between the US, India and Australia, and made ... Read more...

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India rejects trilateral security pact with Australia, US


December 1st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India Thursday voiced surprise at Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's remarks suggesting trilateral security agreement between US, India and Australia, and made it ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean Rim grouping to jointly combat piracy menace (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Tuesday resolved to jointly combat the piracy menace by strengthening maritime security in the region."We have ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean bloc has key role to play: Australia


November 14th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) has an important role to play in addressing the challenges facing the region, Australia's Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Aussie media lobbies for uranium for India


October 29th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) New Delhi can relax, the Australian media is doing its lobbying for it - especially on the uranium front.Slamming Prime Minister Julia Gillard's foreign policy ... Read more...

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US says backing Kenya’s military operation in Somalia


October 28th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US Friday said it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out ... Read more...

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India presses Australia to withdraw travel advisory


October 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) India has pressed Australia to withdraw travel advisory that uses "disproportionate" language warning of terror attacks during the festive season. Vice President Hamid Ansari has ... Read more...

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Third sex gets official gender status in Australia


September 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The third sex has received official recognition in Australia as travellers from Down Under can now select from three gender options on their passports -- ... Read more...

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Australia holds 9/11 ceremony


September 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Sunday joined the US ambassador to the country at a ceremony held in the capital Canberra on the 10th anniversary ... Read more...

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Gillard’s ratings plunge after budget


May 16th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Support for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has plunged, leaving her personal standing even lower than her predecessor Kevin Rudd, a media report said.Gillard's support ... Read more...

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Gillard backs US suspicions about Osama’s stay in Pak


May 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, May 4 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd have endorsed suspicions raised by the United States about how Osama bin Laden was able to ... Read more...

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No ‘faint prospect’ of becoming PM again: Rudd


April 8th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 8 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has said that there is not a 'faint prospect' of him becoming the Prime Minister again.Rudd has dismissed claims that he is ... Read more...

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No current plans to provide Libyan rebels with weapons: Rudd


March 31st, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar 31 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has said that his government does not have any plans to provide weapons to the rebels fighting the forces of Libyan leader ... Read more...

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Suspect Chinese spies hack Oz PM Gillard’s emails


March 29th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Mar. 29 (ANI): Suspect Chinese spies have reportedly hacked the parliamentary computers of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and at least ... Read more...

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Oz FM Rudd warns of lengthy Libyan action


March 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 21 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has said it is important to see this week's initial bombardment of Libya as "phase one" in a multi-phase operation."This will be ... Read more...

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Rudd says ‘lightning does not strike twice’ over second run for PM rumours


March 16th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar 16 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has raised doubtd that he could be re-elected as Prime Minister saying he is 'not of the view that lightning strikes twice'.Although ... Read more...

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Rudd says he is more likely to become Broncos’ captain than be PM again


March 15th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar 15 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has said that he is more likely to become Broncos' captain than to hold his previous post again.Although a recent poll ... Read more...

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Poll says most Aussies prefer Rudd to Gillard


March 14th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar.14 (ANI): The latest Age/Nielsen poll has indicated that most voters prefer Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd to Prime Minister Julia Gillard as federal Labor leader.The poll also suggests that opposition ... Read more...

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54 Aussies stuck in Japan quake zone


March 12th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo/Melbourne, Mar. 12 (ANI): At least 54 Australians are stuck in disaster zones in quake-cum-tsunami hit northeast Japan.Speaking a day after the tragedy in the city of Sendai, Australian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Fresh attack on rebel-held oil terminal in Libya


March 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, March 9 (IANS) Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi launched air strikes on a major oil export terminal held by anti-government protesters, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday quoting ... Read more...

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Australia withdraws diplomats from Libya amid unrest


February 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb 27 (ANI): Australia has withdrawn its diplomats from Libya amid unrest in that country, which eventually prompted the United Nations to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's regime.Prime Minister Julia ... Read more...

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Rudd urges Australians to leave Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb.26 (ANI): Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has urged Australians residing in Libya to get out of the country as soon as possible, as it effectively is in a state of ... Read more...

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Kevin Rudd buys $3.1m holiday house at Castaways Beach


February 16th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 16 (ANI): Former Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his family have purchased a new holiday home at Castaways Beach, south of Noosa, for 3.1 million dollars.Confirming the purchase, ... Read more...

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Australia calls for election timetable to steer new Egypt


February 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday said Egypt must now have a clear timetable for free and fair elections, following the resignation ... Read more...

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Australia in secret uranium talks with India


February 10th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Feb. 10 (ANI): The Australian Government is reportedly in secret negotiations with the Indian Government for the sale of uranium, though publicly it asserts that it cannot allow such ... Read more...

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Assange’s mum wants Kevin Rudd to keep his word


February 9th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Ahead of a rally in Brisbane supporting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, his mother said Wednesday that she wants Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd to keep his promise ... Read more...

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Kevin ‘747′ Rudd set to smash travel record as Oz PM


February 6th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb. 6 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has earned the nickname Kevin "747 Rudd for clocking up over 65 days of overseas travel since September.According to the Herald Sun, ... Read more...

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Indians in Australia waiting eagerly for PM Manmohan Singh’s visit


January 27th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Jan.27 (ANI): Indians living in Australia are waiting eagerly for the visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.Singh likely to visit Australia in October this ... Read more...

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Rudd to intensify Australia’s bid for UNSC seat


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22(ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will intensify the country's campaign for a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat during a 13-day tour to Africa, the Middle East and ... Read more...

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Faulty luxury planes ferrying Oz VIP’s living only on hope and prayer


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Jan 22 (ANI): The fleet of luxury planes that fly Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and other VIPs in the country and abroad, has been reportedly facing mechanical faults, resulting ... Read more...

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