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Australian FM, Back From Heart Surgery, Heads to US

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd is heading to the United States on his first diplomatic mission since undergoing major heart surgery last month. Rudd and Defense Minister Stephen Smith left Canberra Wednesday for two days of talks in San Francisco with their U.S. counterparts, Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta. Rudd will also attend the United […]

Australia’s Rudd Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian cardiologist says that Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd is doing well after heart surgery Monday that replaced a failing heart valve with one from a cow. Dr. Malcolm Davison told reporters in Rudd’s hometown of Brisbane that the 53-year-old former prime minister was expected to recover in about eight weeks. Rudd had similar surgery […]

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Australian Foreign Minister Faces August Heart Surgery

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will undergo surgery next month to replace a weakened heart valve. Mr. Rudd made the announcement Wednesday in Brisbane, shortly before departing on a diplomatic mission to Indonesia and Africa. The foreign minister told reporters he will undergo the procedure around August 1 in either Brisbane or Sydney. Mr. Rudd […]

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