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Sydney’s Daily Telegraph yesterday lampooned Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd as Col Klink, the Nazi commander from 1960s comedy Hogan’s Heroes, while deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese was portrayed as Sgt Schultz.

  A Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid newspaper has angered Australia’s Labor government by portraying the prime minister and deputy prime minister as Nazi(...)

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announces the federal election for September 7th. Photograph: Mark Graham/ Bloomberg

Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd says that the country’s federal election, to be held on Saturday, September 7th, is about who Australians can tr(...)

Mohamed ElBaradei: has criticised successive rulers of Egypt, from Hosni Mubarak and the generals who replaced him to the now ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi.

He has no army pedigree, lived in the West for decades and has criticised successive rulers of Egypt, from Hosni Mubarak and the generals who repla(...)

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hold copies of the Koran during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in Nasr City, in the suburb of Cairo. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians flooded into the streets on the first anniversary of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s inauguration to demand that(...)

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard who responded to being asked about her  partner’s sexuality interview by warning   that such questioning could discourage women from entering public life. Photograph: Getty

An Australian radio host has been sacked after asking prime minister Julia Gillard about her partner’s sexuality during a live interview. Perth radio(...)

The issue of asylum-seeker boats is set to play a huge part in the Australian federal election on September 14th. Opposition Liberal party leader Tony Abbott has promised he will “stop the boats” if he wins power. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Up to 55 people are feared dead after a suspected asylum-seeker boat sank near Christmas Island, off the northwest coast of Australia. A massive air a(...)

Return to power
  • World
  • April 24, 2013, 08:20

In a subcontinent currently largely ruled by various shades of left, it might seem strange that the second poorest country, and one in which la(...)

Justin Trudeau campaigned for the leadership of Canada’s Liberal Party  largely on a message of hope, with  detailed policies to come later ahead of a federal election due in 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Canada’s glamorous rising political star, Justin Trudeau, was set yesterday to capture the leadership of the Liberal Party and begin contesting(...)

Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr made the comments to ABC television late on Tuesday from China, where he is on a state visit. Photograph: Reuters

Australia’s foreign minister Bob Carr says Margaret Thatcher made an “unabashedly racist” comment to him about Asian immigration. Speaki(...)

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