Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AUSTRALIA: PM Gillard Ousted by Rudd as Party Leader, Prime Minister [world politics news]

In a snap leadership election Wednesday, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defeated Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Julia Gillard, his former mentor but recent rival who had ousted him in 2010. Polls showed Gillard was likely to have lead the party to a stunning defeat in the September election.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AUSTRALIA: Labor Senator Attacks PM Gillard After Being Replaced by Gillard Loyalist [world politics news]

SYRIA: Lebanon's Social Affairs Minister Says Assad "Ethnically Cleansing" Sunnis [world politics news]

MALI: Officials Ready to Sign Truce Deal with Tuareg Rebels [world politics news]

Mediator Tiébilé Dramé arrives as the presidential palace in Mali, June 10

QATAR: US Officials "Welcome" Opening of Taliban Office in Qatar; Will Hold Talks [world politics news]

TURKEY: Man's Silent Standing Vigil Inspires Hundreds in Anti-Erdogan Protests [world politics news]

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ITALY: Justice Minister to Release Thousands of Prisoners to Ease Overcrowding [world politics news]
PAKISTAN: PM Sharif Raises Defense Budget by 15% [world politics news]

AUSTRALIA: PM Tries to Stoke "Sexism" Charge Against Liberals Over Sexist Mock Menu [world politics news]

FRANCE: Far-Right National Front Equal in Polls With Socialist, Center-Right Parties [world politics news]

SWEDEN: Court Rules that Media May Call Sweden Democrats "Xenophobic" [world politics news]
EGYPT: Morsi Opens Floodgates Against Ethiopian Nile Dam Plans [world politics news]

Monday, June 10, 2013