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    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin Says Good Chance of Resolution to Ukraine Conflict
    Nov16

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin Says Good Chance of Resolution to Ukraine Conflict

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that there is a “good chance of resolution” in the Ukraine conflict, contradicting Western concerns over an escalation in fighting in the southeast of t… …read more Source:...

    US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine
    Nov16

    US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine

    BRISBANE, Australia – The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane.President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister...

    One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks
    Nov16

    One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks

    VIENNA – Iran and six world powers begin a final round of talks in Vienna on Tuesday aiming to overcome significant remaining differences and agree a historic nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline.”There’s still a big gap. We may not be able to get there,” US President Barack Obama warned last Sunday.After 12 years of...

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