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    Putin Yawns off Western Baiting at Testy G20
    Nov16

    Putin Yawns off Western Baiting at Testy G20

    A weary Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday shrugged off a new barrage of Western fire over Ukraine at a G20 summit where the world’s most powerful leaders vowed to heat up the cooling global e… …read more Source:...

    MH17 wreckage removal begins in Ukraine
    Nov16

    MH17 wreckage removal begins in Ukraine

    Recovery and removal of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from its crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine started Sunday, the Dutch Safety Board said in a statement.The Dut… …read more Source: The...

    G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth
    Nov16

    G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

    Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian president Vladimir Putin and Western leaders.The communique from the Brisbane summit of Group of 20...

    Obama toughens line on Putin over Ukraine at G20 summit
    Nov16

    Obama toughens line on Putin over Ukraine at G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that Russia would remain isolated by the international community if President Vladimir Putin continued to violate international law in Ukraine, some of his toughest remarks yet on the crisis. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine
    Nov16

    G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine

    Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Putin to quit G20 summit after rebukes over Ukraine
    Nov16

    Putin to quit G20 summit after rebukes over Ukraine

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Russian President Vladimir Putin is to walk out of a G20 summit in Australia, an aide said Saturday, after he faced scorn and scepticism from Western leaders over Ukraine despite venturing to paper over Europe’s deepest chill in relations since the Cold War. The abrupt decision threatens to upend the annual...

    Ukraine cuts off rebel east as fighting rumbles on
    Nov16

    Ukraine cuts off rebel east as fighting rumbles on

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree Saturday ordering the withdrawal of all state services from rebel-held eastern regions, a further acknowledgement that the Kremlin-backed areas are effectively breaking away. The latest move toward splintering the war-torn ex-Soviet country came after fresh clashes between government...

    Ukraine economic blockade ‘a big mistake’: Putin
    Nov16

    Ukraine economic blockade ‘a big mistake’: Putin

    Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that the economic blockade of Ukraine’s separatist east by Kiev is ‘a big mistake’ because it cuts off the disputed regions from the rest of the country. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Sound no barrier for ‘world’s fastest’ pianist
    Nov16

    Sound no barrier for ‘world’s fastest’ pianist

    A composer who claims to be the world’s fastest pianist says tinkling the ivories quicker than the human ear can hear is a surefire route to Nirvana. Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk is working his fingers at a dizzying 19.5 notes per second, and reckons the result — what he calls “continuous music” — is the first […] The post Sound no barrier for...

    Britain’s Cameron warns Russia of isolation, further sanctions over Ukraine
    Nov16

    Britain’s Cameron warns Russia of isolation, further sanctions over Ukraine

    BRISBANE, Australia – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday that Europe and the United States had sent a clear message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country will be isolated from the world community if the crisis in Ukraine is not resolved.”I think that Russia needs to know that there is a real unity of...

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