22 Feb '12, 7am

Australia's FM Rudd resigns amid leadership speculation

Australia's FM Rudd resigns amid leadership speculation

Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd attends the Apec Disaster Resiliency Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii in this Nov 11, 2011 file photo. Rudd resigned on Feb 22, 2012 amid speculation he was going to mount a bid to topple Prime Minister Julia Gillard. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's foreign minister Kevin Rudd resigned on Wednesday, saying he was unable to continue without Prime Minister Julia Gillard's support, paving the way for a challenge to her leadership. In a dramatic late-night resignation speech from Washington, Rudd said the only honourable course of action was for him to step down, as reports circulated in Australia that Ms Gillard was preparing to sack him. 'The simple truth is that I cannot continue to serve as foreign minister if I don't have Prime Minister Gillard's support,' he told reporters at a press conference broadcast live in Australia. ...

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Australia's FM Kevin Rudd resigns

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channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '12, 7am

SYDNEY: Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned on Wednesday, saying he was unable to continue without Prime Mini...