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    Harper arrives in Australia for G20 summit as Russia flexes military muscles
    Nov15

    Harper arrives in Australia for G20 summit as Russia flexes military muscles

    BRISBANE, Australia – Stephen Harper and other G20 leaders kicked off their annual summit in a tense atmosphere dominated by Western anger towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and under pressure to address climate change, fight Ebola and kickstart economic growth. A senior government source said the prime minister has no intention of...

    Harper tells Putin to get “get out of Ukraine”
    Nov15

    Harper tells Putin to get “get out of Ukraine”

    BRISBANE, Australia – Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to “get out of Ukraine” in a dustup at the Group of 20 summit in Australia.Harper’s spokesman, Jason MacDonald, said the prime minister was speaking to a group of G20 leaders at a private leaders’ retreat...

    Canadian PM to Putin: ‘Get out of Ukraine’
    Nov15

    Canadian PM to Putin: ‘Get out of Ukraine’

    When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Russian president Vladimir Putin Saturday at the G-20 summit, Harper flatly told Putin “to get out of Ukraine.” …read more Source: FOX...

    Obama: US Leads World in Opposing Russian Aggression In Ukraine
    Nov15

    Obama: US Leads World in Opposing Russian Aggression In Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is leading the world in opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Speaking Saturday in Australia at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Mr. Obama said Russia is “a threat to the world” as witnessed in the “appalling shoot-down of MH17;” a reference to the downing of...

    Harper tells Putin to get “get out of Ukraine”
    Nov15

    Harper tells Putin to get “get out of Ukraine”

    Harper in Australia for G20 summit as Russia flexes military muscles …read more Source:...

    Russian chill permeates G20 as climate campaign revives
    Nov15

    Russian chill permeates G20 as climate campaign revives

    Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) – Russia’s Cold War-style standoff with the West sent a chill through G20 summit talks on Saturday, as an ambitious new push on climate change undermined host Australia’s focus on action to heat up the world economy.Along with the Ukraine crisis, a surprise pact by the United States and China on global...

    Russia, Ukraine Agree On Draft Schedule Of Disengagement Of Forces In Donbas
    Nov15

    Russia, Ukraine Agree On Draft Schedule Of Disengagement Of Forces In Donbas

    The Russian and Ukrainian heads of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination, or JCCC, have agreed on draft schedule for gradual disengagement of forces along the line of contact in Donbas, in the southeastern region of Ukraine, according to a Special Monitoring Mission report by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, or...

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia’s Agression ‘Appalling’ Says Obama
    Nov15

    Ukraine Crisis: Russia’s Agression ‘Appalling’ Says Obama

    By Ian Chua and Matt Siegel BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine was “appalling” and a threat to the world, while European nations threatened further sanctions against Moscow if it did not end the flow of weapons and troops. Speaking on the...

    Heavyweight champ Klitschko inches towards Joe Louis’ record
    Nov15

    Heavyweight champ Klitschko inches towards Joe Louis’ record

    Berlin (AFP) – Wladimir Klitschko chases the 17th defence of his world heavyweight crowns against unbeaten Kubrat Pulev on Saturday with the legendary Joe Louis’ record of 25 defences in the division getting closer.The 38-year-old Klitschko has held at least the IBF and IBO heavyweight titles since 2006, adding the WBO title in 2008...

    ‘Get out of Ukraine’: Harper to Putin at G20 Summit in Brisbane
    Nov15

    ‘Get out of Ukraine’: Harper to Putin at G20 Summit in Brisbane

    Watch above: With war waging in Iraq and Syria, and progress from the U.S. and China on climate change, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been forced to broaden his G20 agenda. Mike Le Couteur reports. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a blunt meeting for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, as they crossed paths at a private retreat for...