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    G20 Summit: Vladimir Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit
    Nov16

    G20 Summit: Vladimir Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

    Brisbane: Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia today after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep.The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his st.. …read more Source: India...

    Vladimir Putin leaves G20 summit mid-way, cites ‘need to sleep’ excuse
    Nov16

    Vladimir Putin leaves G20 summit mid-way, cites ‘need to sleep’ excuse

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yawns at the start of the plenary session at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. (Source: AP photo) Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep. The Russian...

    Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit
    Nov16

    Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

    BRISBANE — Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep. The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his stamina, left before the final communique from the weekend...

    Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit
    Nov16

    Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the decision to leave Brisbane early after the G20 summit had nothing to do with tensions over Ukraine. Instead, he wanted to catch up on some sleep ahead of a full day’s work back home. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis, West threatens more sanctions
    Nov16

    Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis, West threatens more sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a “good chance” of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane where he has come under...

    Putin praises G20’s ‘constructive atmosphere
    Nov16

    Putin praises G20’s ‘constructive atmosphere

    BRISBANE, Australia – Russia president Vladimir Putin on Sunday praised the “constructive atmosphere” at the G20 summit and said there was a “good chance of a resolution” to the Ukraine crisis, despite coming under intense pressure from Western leaders.Speaking at a press conference broadcast on Russian television,...

    Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis, West threatens more sanctions
    Nov16

    Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis, West threatens more sanctions

    BRISBANE, Australia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a “good chance” of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis.Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane where he has come...

    Russia plans alternative version of ‘Wikipedia’
    Nov16

    Russia plans alternative version of ‘Wikipedia’

    MOSCOW: Russia plans to create its own “Wikipedia” to ensure its citizens have access to more “detailed and reliable” information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday. Citing Western threats, the Kremlin has asserted more control over the Internet this year in what critics call moves to censor the web, and has introduced...

    Weary Putin Leaves G-20 Early for Sleep on Long Flight Home
    Nov16

    Weary Putin Leaves G-20 Early for Sleep on Long Flight Home

    Russian President Vladimir Putin left the Group of 20 summit in Australia early so he can sleep on the long flight home, after a week of international meetings where he faced pressure over Ukraine. Putin, who was told by European leaders during the two-day summit in Brisbane to stop arming rebels in Ukraine, said before jetting off that...

    Obama, EU leaders meet on Russia-Ukraine conflict
    Nov16

    Obama, EU leaders meet on Russia-Ukraine conflict

    President Barack Obama huddled Sunday with European leaders to discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, where officials say the security situation is worsening.The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in Brisbane, Australia.Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the summit and faced a chorus of...

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