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    Ukraine crisis key focus at G20 summit
    Nov14

    Ukraine crisis key focus at G20 summit

    The G20 leaders summit in Australia starting is setting up as a showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. ||| Brisbane, Australia – The G20 leaders summit in Australia starting on Saturday is setting up as a showdown between Western leaders...

    Russia rattles Aussies with a few warships
    Nov14

    Russia rattles Aussies with a few warships

    Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country’s northeastern coast, prompting the Australian prime minister to angrily accuse Russia of trying to reclaim the “lost glories” of the Soviet Union. The diplomatic drama, which has been simmering since a...

    Paper gives G20 leaders irreverent welcome
    Nov14

    Paper gives G20 leaders irreverent welcome

    Jacob Zuma with a beer in his hand and a bare-chested Barack Obama graced an Australian newspaper’s front page. ||| Brisbane – An Australian newspaper gave G20 leaders an irreverent welcome on Friday, with Barack Obama depicted bare-chested and in swimming trunks, Angela Merkel shown hugging a koala and Vladimir Putin wearing a hat...

    Russia welcome at Davos summit
    Nov14

    Russia welcome at Davos summit

    International isolation over the conflict in Ukraine does not include the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland …read more Source: Business...

    Cameron: Russia sanctions could increase over Ukraine
    Nov14

    Cameron: Russia sanctions could increase over Ukraine

    Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine are unacceptable and could draw greater sanctions from the US and EU, British Prime Minister David Cameron says. …read more Source:...

    Lewthwaite death not confirmed
    Nov14

    Lewthwaite death not confirmed

    Interpol is withholding comment on the possible killing of the White Widow during a gunfight between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. …read more Source: The Sunday...

    Ukraine redeploys troops, fears new offensive
    Nov13

    Ukraine redeploys troops, fears new offensive

    Ukraine has said it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears that separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia’s denials it has sent troops. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s economy grows by 0.7%
    Nov13

    Russia’s economy grows by 0.7%

    Russia’s economic growth rate slowed slightly in the third quarter as the economy struggled with Western sanctions and the crisis in Ukraine, official statistics published showed. ||| Moscow – Russia’s economic growth rate slowed slightly in the third quarter as the economy struggled with Western sanctions and the crisis in...

    White widow allegedly gunned down
    Nov13

    White widow allegedly gunned down

    Samantha Lewthwaite, nicknamed the ‘White Widow’, one of Britain’s most wanted people has reportedly been shot and killed in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Oil below $80 for first time since 2010
    Nov13

    Oil below $80 for first time since 2010

    Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010, as more evidence of a slowdown in China’s resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year. ||| London – Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010 on Thursday, as more evidence of a slowdown in...

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