Putin walks out of G20 summit ‘to go to sleep’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Brisbane early after he came under intense pressure from the West over Moscow’s alleged support for separatist fights in eastern Ukraine. The two-day summit, which gathered the leaders of the world’s largest economies in Brisbane, ended on Sunday evening, with Putin exiting the Australian city […]

Isolated Putin to exit G-20 summit as Ukraine Casts Shadow, report

By Ilya Arkhipov and Jason Scott Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to leave the Group of 20 summit in Australia earlier than scheduled, according to people familiar with his plans, as some leaders demanded Russia stop arming rebels in Ukraine. Putin plans to skip an official lunch today and bring forward his news conference before […]

Russian ‘Aggression’ In Ukraine Takes Center Stage At G20

Russia’s role in Ukraine’s crisis was taking center stage in Brisbane, Australia on November 15 as world leaders gathered for the two-day G20 summit. President Barack Obama said in a speech at Brisbane’s University of Queensland on November 15 that the United States is leading the world in “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” which he […]

UK’s Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

British PM David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin. Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin about Russia’s continued acts of aggression in Ukraine as it supplies heavy weapons and tanks to the separatists. In a […]

Opportunities endless for youth, Obama tells Australian students

US President Barack Obama has thanked Australia for being a close friend and ally and has urged both nations to seize future opportunities in the Asia-Pacific. The president on Saturday said despite wars raging across the globe, the world was a much safer place for people living in the most amazing time in history. Asia […]

Missing Australian toddler may be in Lebanon

A toddler who disappeared from her Sydney home in 2005 could have been kidnapped and taken out of the country, a coronial inquest has been told. Rahma El-Dennaoui disappeared from her home on Hill Rd, Lurnea, in Sydney’s southwest in November 2005, sparking a major land and air search. The 20-month-old had been sleeping alongside […]

Australia: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad ‘should be tried’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should face trial at a UN court over the “brutal” treatment of his people, Australia’s foreign minister says. Kevin Rudd said incidents such as the alleged torture and murder of a 13-year-old boy by security forces had robbed Mr Assad of any legitimacy.