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    Ukraine and Russia Take Center Stage as Leaders Gather for G20
    Nov14

    Ukraine and Russia Take Center Stage as Leaders Gather for G20

    A showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely at the G20 summit in Australia starting on Saturday, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has accused Russia of sending soldiers and weapons to help separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine launch a new offensive in a conflict...

    Putin heads for G-20 with sabers rattling
    Nov14

    Putin heads for G-20 with sabers rattling

    Amid row over Russia’s role in Ukraine conflict, Moscow sends warships to lurk off Australia’s coast during Putin visit …read more Source:...

    Merkel Gets Traditional Maori Welcome
    Nov14

    Merkel Gets Traditional Maori Welcome

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a traditional Maori welcome in New Zealand on Friday (November 14) before she’s set to go to Australia to attend the G20 summit. While visiting Auckland, Merkel was also given the opportunity to first pet and then release a Kiwi into the wild. There had been calls from some in Australia to block...

    Ukraine Adviser Says No Point In New Peace Talks
    Nov14

    Ukraine Adviser Says No Point In New Peace Talks

    A Ukrainian security adviser says there is no point in holding new peace talks with pro-Russian separatists until Kyiv is satisfied that the rebels holding territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are adhering to a truce deal signed on September 5 in Minsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Stations Warships Off Australian Coast Ahead Of G-20 Summit
    Nov14

    Russia Stations Warships Off Australian Coast Ahead Of G-20 Summit

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — 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...

    Putin expands his black-ops bag of tricks
    Nov14

    Putin expands his black-ops bag of tricks

    Even as Vladimir Putin was exciting gossip in Beijing this week by apparently flirting with China’s First Lady, Peng Liyuan, the Russian president was pushing ahead on three new fronts in his intensifying rivalry with the West. On Wednesday, while the recently-divorced Putin sparked a stream of risque jokes on the Internet by wrapping a...

    Russia Just Gave France A Final Deadline To Hand Over The Mistral Warship
    Nov14

    Russia Just Gave France A Final Deadline To Hand Over The Mistral Warship

    Russia has given France until the end of November to deliver the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers currently stuck in a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, according to reports. The ship, the Vladivostok, was scheduled to be delivered on Friday but that deadline is now certain to be missed. In response a senior Russian source told state-owned...

    Putin Berates US Over Sanctions Before G20 Meeting
    Nov14

    Putin Berates US Over Sanctions Before G20 Meeting

    President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a “mistake” he hoped would be overcome in the “final count.” In an interview with Russian state news agency TASS before a meeting of the G20 major and developing economies, Putin said sanctions...

    G-20 Summit: Australia angry over Russian warships off country’s coast
    Nov14

    G-20 Summit: Australia angry over Russian warships off country’s coast

    BRISBANE, Australia – 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...

    Putin to meet French president amid mounting tension over Ukraine, stalled warship deal
    Nov14

    Putin to meet French president amid mounting tension over Ukraine, stalled warship deal

    The French president will meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the coming days, amid renewed Western concern about violence in Ukraine and mounting Russian pressure on France over a stalled warship deal. …read more Source: FOX...