The political feud between Kevin Rudd and the Labor party may be re-igniting. In a new memoir, the former prime minister has made a stunning admission that Wayne Swan wasn't fit to be Treasurer for the five years that Labor held power. Mr Rudd says he made the appointment simply to appease Mr Swan's ambition, and head-off factional war in the newly-elected government.
Five days after the American warship USS John S McCain collided with a civilian oil tanker laden with explosive fuel off Singapore, there has still been no US Navy account explaining how the accident happened. Some have speculated that the ship's GPS navigation system had been sabotaged because it was the second deadly navigation accident involving a 7th Fleet Destroyer-class ship in less than two months.
The commander of the US seventh fleet is now to be relieved of his duty, according to Wall Street Journal. Defence analysts at Jane's suspect the US Destroyer John S McCain may have been operating outside its lane at the time of the accident. The bodies of some of the missing sailors have now been found inside sealed compartments of the warship.
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Selecting a term
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