Australia's former Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd
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Rudd announces challenge to Gillard

Australia's former Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, has announced he will challenge Prime Minister, Julia Gillard for the leadership of the country's ruling Labor party.

The former leader, who was ousted by Ms Gillard in 2010, resigned from his position as foreign minister while in Washington on Wednesday.

Mr Rudd said Julia Gillard had lost the trust of the Australian people.

  • 24 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia