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.
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".
US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone Wednesday to discuss developments in Syria and Egypt.
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.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault assured Malaysia that European rules on declaring product ingredients would not "discriminate" against palm oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said on Thursday he does not rule out posts for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new cabinet.
Prime-Minister of Romania Victor Ponta met with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Akhmetov and Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev.
Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei tops the list of candidates for premier to lead Egypt out of its crisis, the presidency said Saturday
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.
The dramatic return of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has delivered his flagging Labor party a six percentage point bounce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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