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Australia's Foreign Minister Resigns

Kevin Rudd in leadership rift with Prime Minister Julia Gillard

(Newser) - Australia's foreign minister resigned today in a bitter rift with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who may poll party lawmakers next week on who should lead the country. Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced his resignation during a news conference in Washington, where he was visiting on official business, and he... More »

Lockerbie Prosecutors Want to Interview Libyan Defector

Former official Moussa Koussa rumored to have played a role

(Newser) - The defection of Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa to Britain may not spell the end of his trouble: Scottish prosecutors want to interview him to determine whether he played a role in the 1988 bombing of Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, reports the Wall Street Journal . British officials, meanwhile,... More »

Yemen Wants Help Fighting al-Qaeda

Foreign minister estimates about 300 are in the country

(Newser) - Yemen is confident it can do away with the hundreds of al-Qaeda fighters operating within its borders, but it needs more support from the West. The call from the country’s foreign minister comes as investigators probe the link between the recent terror attempt on Northwest Flight 253 and... More »

Israeli Foreign Minister Faces Raft of Corruption Charges

(Newser) - Israeli police have recommended the indictment of the country's foreign minister for bribery, money laundering, and other corruption charges, Haaretz reports. Avigdor Lieberman, who leads the ultranationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party and was kingmaker in February's closely-run election, has been under investigation for years and is accused of funneling cash to... More »

US, Iran Have 'Cordial' Chat in the Hague

Holbrooke, Iranian foreign minister will 'stay in touch': Clinton

(Newser) - Meeting in the Hague today, leading diplomats from the US and Iran had a “brief and cordial exchange,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. In the Netherlands for 70-country talks on Afghanistan, US envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke and Iran’s deputy foreign minister plan to “stay... More »

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