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    Harper homeward bound after headline-grabbing G20 summit in Australia
    Nov16

    Harper homeward bound after headline-grabbing G20 summit in Australia

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has departed Australia following a Group of 20 summit that placed him in the international spotlight for telling Vladimir Putin to get out of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Recovery Of MH17 Wreckage Begins In Eastern Ukraine
    Nov16

    Recovery Of MH17 Wreckage Begins In Eastern Ukraine

    Dutch authorities said recovery workers in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine began to collect debris from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight on November 16, four months after the plane was brought down. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin leaves G-20 early as Obama, European leaders meet on Ukraine
    Nov16

    Putin leaves G-20 early as Obama, European leaders meet on Ukraine

    President Obama said Sunday that world leaders agree Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t following the “letter or the spirit” of his commitment to peaceful actions in Ukraine but that the sanctions currently in place against his regime are “biting plenty good.” …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    MH17 flight wreckage removal begins in Ukraine
    Nov16

    MH17 flight wreckage removal begins in Ukraine

    Work has begun to remove wreckage from the MH17 crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Dutch officials say. The Malaysian Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukraine in July. All 298 people on board were killed. Debris will be transported to the Netherlands for investigation, the Dutch Safety...

    G20 summit: Leaders pledge to grow their economies by 2.1%
    Nov16

    G20 summit: Leaders pledge to grow their economies by 2.1%

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has closed the G20 summit by detailing economic pledges agreed by world leaders. The leaders agreed to boost their economies by at least 2.1% by 2018, adding $2 trillion to global economies. Much of the summit focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s position on the crisis in Ukraine. Mr Putin...

    Work starts in Ukraine to collect wreckage of MH17
    Nov16

    Work starts in Ukraine to collect wreckage of MH17

    Efforts to conduct investigations and recovery operations have been delayed amid continued fighting between government troops and separatist fighters. Russian state television has released a satellite photograph it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. […] the U.S. government dismissed the report...

    MH17 Wreckage Being Removed From Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine
    Nov16

    MH17 Wreckage Being Removed From Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

    The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is being collected and removed from the crash site in rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. In a statement, the Dutch Safety Board, which is investigating the cause of the crash, said that the wreckage will be transported to the Netherlands, where investigators intend to reconstruct a section of the...

    Harper homeward bound after headline grabbing G20 summit in Australia
    Nov16

    Harper homeward bound after headline grabbing G20 summit in Australia

    BRISBANE, Australia – Stephen Harper has departed Australia following a Group of 20 summit that placed him in the international spotlight for telling Vladimir Putin to get out of Ukraine.At the end of the summit, the prime minister said it was important to keep up the pressure on Russia while discussing his celebrated showdown with Putin.If...

    Russian president denies he fled summit pressure
    Nov16

    Russian president denies he fled summit pressure

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia’s escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured. Putin was the first leader to fly out of Brisbane on Sunday afternoon as his...

    Russian president denies he fled summit pressure
    Nov16

    Russian president denies he fled summit pressure

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia’s escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured…. …read more Source: Associated...