By Rohan Sullivan
November 25, 2007
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Conservative Prime Minister John Howard suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday at the hands of the left-leaning opposition, whose leader has promised to immediately sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming and withdraw Australia’s combat troops from Iraq.
Labor Party head Kevin Rudd’s pledges on global warming and Iraq move Australia sharply away from policies that had made Mr. Howard one of President Bush’s staunchest allies.
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