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    G-20 leaders hammer out final details of $2 trillion global growth plan
    Nov16

    G-20 leaders hammer out final details of $2 trillion global growth plan

    BRISBANE, Australia – World leaders on Sunday prepared to release details of a plan aimed at injecting life into the world’s listless economy, with infrastructure investment and the lowering of trade barriers flagged as key components of the initiative. Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies, wrapping up a two-day gathering in...

    Russian TV Channel Says Photos Show MH17 Shot Down by Fighter Jet
    Nov16

    Russian TV Channel Says Photos Show MH17 Shot Down by Fighter Jet

    Russian state-controlled TV has aired photographs purportedly showing a fighter jet firing a missile at a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine. Channel One said the images supported Moscow’s theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. …A crash that killed all 298 people on board. But the...

    Putin Says Russia Wants to Have Normal Relations with U.S. And Europe
    Nov16

    Putin Says Russia Wants to Have Normal Relations with U.S. And Europe

    The Western sanctions against Russian banks are harming Ukraine’s economy, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with German TV channel ARD which was aired on Saturday (November 15). Speaking in Russia’s Vladivostok ahead of G20 summit in Australian Brisbane, Putin said Russian banks have extended $25 billion in loans to...

    U.S., EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda
    Nov16

    U.S., EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda

    The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change, EU officials said on Sunday, as the United States and other heavyweight nations override host Australia’s attempts to keep the issue off the formal agenda. …read more Source:...

    G20 leaders face pressure to deliver on growth
    Nov16

    G20 leaders face pressure to deliver on growth

    Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) – Australia made a last ditch call Sunday for the G20’s powerful leaders to use all policy levers to rehabilitate global economies and generate prosperity, which could see their target of two percent growth bettered.The world’s top industrial nations have vowed to boost their combined economic output...

    US, Japan, Australia agree to deepen security ties
    Nov16

    US, Japan, Australia agree to deepen security ties

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Eyeing Chinese aggression, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed Sunday to deepen their military cooperation and work together on strengthening maritime security in the Asia Pacific. The meeting, the first since 2007 among leaders of the three allies, risked antagonizing Beijing...

    World leaders criticize Putin over Ukraine conflict
    Nov16

    World leaders criticize Putin over Ukraine conflict

    BRISBANE, Australia — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faced a chorus of criticism Saturday at a world leaders’ summit, where the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine threatened to overshadow talk of global economics. European Union President Herman von Rompuy said that while the Ukraine conflict was not on the agenda of...

    Georgians Protest Planned Military Alliance Between Abkhazia and Russia
    Nov16

    Georgians Protest Planned Military Alliance Between Abkhazia and Russia

    Tens of thousands of Georgians marched through Tbilisi Saturday against what they say is the government’s passive reaction to a planned military alliance between Russia and the breakaway Abkhazia republic. The protesters say the agreement, which has yet to be finalized, is a step toward Russian annexation of Abkhazia. Some of the marchers...

    Aussies take note of Harper’s Putin smackdown
    Nov16

    Aussies take note of Harper’s Putin smackdown

    BRISBANE, Australia – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has earned some attention in the Australian media for his dustup with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on the first day of the Group of 20 summit.All-news networks and Australia’s Sunday Mail reported on the prime minister’s admonishment to Putin to “get out of...

    Ukraine to close state offices, bank services in rebel-held east
    Nov16

    Ukraine to close state offices, bank services in rebel-held east

    KIEV — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued several decrees on Saturday to shut state institutions and banking services in pro-Russian eastern regions, pressing a move to cut links with the rebel-held territory. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...