Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

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Kevin Rudd, Australia's prime minister, center, gestures as he speaks during Question Time in the House of Representatives in Canberra on June 27, 2013. Rupert Murdoch is “a very, very powerful man who has already nominated the person he wants to be prime minister,” Rudd told reporters in Sydney on Aug. 23.