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    Putin Leaves Before Official End of G20
    Nov16

    Putin Leaves Before Official End of G20

    Russian President Vladimir Putin departs Brisbane on Sunday (November 16) before the formal end of the two-day G20 summit, where he came under pressure from leaders over the Ukraine crisis. Putin said he was leaving before the release of the official communiqué because of the long flight to Russia and he wanted to get some sleep. He was seen...

    G20 plan to boost global growth overshadowed by Ukraine crisis
    Nov16

    G20 plan to boost global growth overshadowed by Ukraine crisis

    The meeting of major world leaders in Australia resulted in Russian President Vladimir Putin facing threats of new sanctions …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Harper says he won’t drop Ukraine
    Nov16

    Harper says he won’t drop Ukraine

    BRISBANE, Australia – Stephen Harper said it’s important to keep up the pressure on Russia while discussing his celebrated showdown with Vladimir Putin at the end of Group of 20 summit in Australia.The prime minister grinned when asked about his admonishment to Putin to get out of Ukraine, though quickly checked himself.Harper told...

    Obama accuses Putin of not living up to ceasefire
    Nov16

    Obama accuses Putin of not living up to ceasefire

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday bluntly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of not living up to a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine, but offered no new plans for how the West might change his calculus. Obama spoke shortly after huddling with European leaders to discuss the conflict and worsening security situation....

    Obama accuses Putin of not living up to ceasefire
    Nov16

    Obama accuses Putin of not living up to ceasefire

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday bluntly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of not living up to a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine, but offered no new plans for how the West might change his calculus…. …read more Source: Associated...

    G20 Plan: Boost global GDP by $2 trillion, improve gender equality
    Nov16

    G20 Plan: Boost global GDP by $2 trillion, improve gender equality

    Under pressure to jolt the stubbornly lethargic world economy, leaders of G20 nations in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years by investing in infrastructure and increasing trade. The G20 communique says if the $2 trillion initiative is fully implemented it would lift global...

    G-20 leaders reveal details of global growth plan
    Nov16

    G-20 leaders reveal details of global growth plan

    The communique from the summit of Group of 20 wealthy and emerging economies also revealed that the plan for jumpstarting growth includes the creation of a global infrastructure hub that would help match potential investors with projects. Despite Abbott’s push to keep the summit focused on the economy, the meeting was overshadowed by...

    Vladimir Putin ducks out of G20 early amid Ukraine criticism
    Nov16

    Vladimir Putin ducks out of G20 early amid Ukraine criticism

    Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit early after several international leaders criticized Russia’s role in the crisis in Ukraine Putin departed before the final speeches that closed-out the forum, but after President Barack Obama met with European leaders to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, where officials say the security...

    Ukraine Conflict: Russian President Putin Says ‘Good Chance Of Resolution’ At G-20
    Nov16

    Ukraine Conflict: Russian President Putin Says ‘Good Chance Of Resolution’ At G-20

    BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that there was a “good chance of resolution” in the Ukraine conflict, rejecting Western condemnation of Russia’s role in the southeast of the country. “Today the situation (on Ukraine) in my view has good chances for resolution, no matter...

    Ukraine crisis preoccupies G-20 summit
    Nov16

    Ukraine crisis preoccupies G-20 summit

    Leaders call on Russia to stop meddling in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...