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Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue
Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Monday it was time to end the "acrimonious" debate on gay marriage, after he vowed to introduce a bill legalising same-sex unions if returned to office.

Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue
Australia's opposition leader Tony Abbott. ©REUTERS/Andrew Taylor
Abbott vows to be Australia's 'PM for Aborigines'

Australian conservative leader Tony Abbott pledged Saturday to spend one week every year in a remote indigenous community if elected, saying he wanted to be the "prime minister for Aboriginal affairs".

Abbott vows to be Australia's 'PM for Aborigines'
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. ©REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Obama, Erdogan discuss Syria and Egypt

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone Wednesday to discuss developments in Syria and Egypt.

Obama, Erdogan discuss Syria and Egypt
Lawmakers to grill Spain PM on corruption scandal
Lawmakers to grill Spain PM on corruption scandal

Lawmakers will grill Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday demanding he explain himself over a corruption scandal that has sparked calls for him to quit.

Lawmakers to grill Spain PM on corruption scandal
France promises Malaysia no palm oil 'discrimination'
France promises Malaysia no palm oil 'discrimination'

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault assured Malaysia that European rules on declaring product ingredients would not "discriminate" against palm oil.

France promises Malaysia no palm oil 'discrimination'
PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll
PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll

Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumping victory in upper house elections Sunday, exit polls showed, likely ushering in a new period of stability for politically volatile Japan.

PM Abe wins big in Japan upper house poll
Australia closed to boatpeople: PM
Australia closed to boatpeople: PM

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday announced that no more boatpeople will be resettled in Australia with all unauthorised arrivals to be sent to poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea.

Australia closed to boatpeople: PM
Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders
Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday angrily rejected European Union guidelines barring the bloc's 28 member states from funding projects in Jewish settlements.

Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders
Spanish PM refuses to resign in corruption scandal
Spanish PM refuses to resign in corruption scandal

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday refused to resign over a corruption scandal rocking his government as it fights to rescue the eurozone's fourth-biggest economy from an economic crisis.

Spanish PM refuses to resign in corruption scandal
Luxembourg heads for early polls, Juncker to run again
Luxembourg heads for early polls, Juncker to run again

Luxembourg on Friday appeared set for a snap October election, after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker's coalition collapsed in a scandal over misconduct within the tiny European nation's secret service.

Luxembourg heads for early polls, Juncker to run again
Egypt PM says won't rule out Brotherhood role in new govt
Egypt PM says won't rule out Brotherhood role in new govt

Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said on Thursday he does not rule out posts for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new cabinet.

Egypt PM says won't rule out Brotherhood role in new govt
Prime-Minister of Romania Victor Ponta. Photo courtesy of ria.ru
Romanian PM visits Kazakhstan first time in 20 years

Prime-Minister of Romania Victor Ponta met with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Akhmetov and Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev.

Romanian PM visits Kazakhstan first time in 20 years
ElBaradei tipped as PM to lead Egypt out of crisis    Origin: Egypt
ElBaradei tipped as PM to lead Egypt out of crisis Origin: Egypt

Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei tops the list of candidates for premier to lead Egypt out of its crisis, the presidency said Saturday

ElBaradei tipped as PM to lead Egypt out of crisis Origin: Egypt
Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet
Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet

New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled his cabinet on Monday, bringing in a record number of women and switching the focus to the economy ahead of upcoming elections.

Australia PM names record number of women in cabinet
Rudd's return revives Australia's Labor: poll
Rudd's return revives Australia's Labor: poll

The dramatic return of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has delivered his flagging Labor party a six percentage point bounce.

Rudd's return revives Australia's Labor: poll
Rudd sworn in as Australia's new prime minister
Rudd sworn in as Australia's new prime minister

Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia's new prime minister Thursday almost three years to the day since he was ruthlessly ousted from the top job by Julia Gillard, as Labor fights for electoral survival.

Rudd sworn in as Australia's new prime minister
Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests
Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests

President Barack Obama spoke to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday about the importance of free expression, following days of violence in anti-government demonstrations.

Obama, Erdogan discuss Turkish protests
More EU pressure on Iran, Israel PM tells Ashton
More EU pressure on Iran, Israel PM tells Ashton

Europe must take a firmer line with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday at the start of a working meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

More EU pressure on Iran, Israel PM tells Ashton
Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal
Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal

Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said Sunday he would step down amid a massive corruption scandal in which his top aide -- and alleged lover -- was indicted for bribery.

Czech PM Necas quits amid corruption scandal
Turkey PM says 'duty' to oust protesters as clashes rage
Turkey PM says 'duty' to oust protesters as clashes rage

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday told a crowd of more than 100,000 supporters it was his "duty" to order a crackdown on an Istanbul protest park.

Turkey PM says 'duty' to oust protesters as clashes rage