Former premier performs U-turn by declaring confidence in Letta government in one of the worst humiliations of his 20-year political career
Julia Gillard, who was unceremoniously dumped as the leader of the Australian Labor Party, resigning as prime minister the next day, says she was the target of “aggressive sexism” during three years in power.
Declassified documents reveal National Security Agency put anti-war critics on a watch list
Tea Party star holds court for almost a whole day... thanks in part to Dr Seuss and Ashton Kutcher
One senior Pdl senator, Renato Schifani, said that the tycoon’s opponents on a cross-party committee had 'prepared a gas chamber for him'
The Australian political party founded by Julian Assange is mired in controversy as the election nears
His vanity and his delusions of being an international statesman have taken a knock from which they’ll never recover
Local councillor receives suspended sentence for 'should be raped' comments and immigration minister Cecile Kyenge is met with noose protests
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was allegedly paid from a slush fund operated by the governing People’s Party (PP) when he was a minister in the 1990s, according to documents published in the newspaper El Mundo. The accusations drew denials from the PP and calls for Mr Rajoy’s resignation, from opposition parties weary of austerity measures and an economy mired in recession.
The world we think we live in simply does not exist, and the media and politicians share the blame
Kevin Rudd signals tougher measures to stop illegal immigrants feigning refugee status
Texas governor Rick Perry calls special legislative session to force through controversial bill to ban abortions in his state
Thomas Penfield Jackson, who died of cancer on 16 June at the age of 76, was a federal judge in Washington who presided over a Microsoft antitrust case and ordered the software giant to be split up. He also presided over the the drug possession trial of the former Mayor of Washington, Marion Barry.
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged message to Beijing — holding out hope for a slowly improving military relationship with the Asian giant while issuing a stern warning on cyber attacks coming from that country. But he was met with immediate scepticism from the Chinese delegation in the audience, who questioned America's role in the Pacific.
Administration’s efforts to trace leaks called ‘heavy-handed’ after private emails seized
Parents claim son had been unhappy at work and feared 'heavy hands coming after him'