For most diplomats, nothing can be more injurious than a slip of the tongue. But during 2010's "Snowmageddon," Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley endured a far more painful slip.
Will conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott replace the Labor Party's Julia Gillard as Australia's prime minister? That question lingered Monday morning in Australia and could remain unanswered for days, after Saturday's federal elections produced the country's first hung Parliament in seven decades.
Environmentalists around the world will be watching Saturday's national election results in Australia, which they say could have a global impact on efforts to combat climate change.