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Blood money: 7 UK firms finance globally banned cluster bombs
Since 2011, 151 financial institutions worldwide have invested £17 billion in firms that produce deadly cluster bombs, which are banned under international law. Seven of these financial institutions are British.

27.11.2014 13:40

US helping Israel boycott Geneva summit on occupied territories – diplomatic sources
Switzerland is under diplomatic pressure from Israel, the US, Canada and Australia, which are trying to prevent an international conference in Geneva from taking place in mid-December on Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, Haaretz reports.

27.11.2014 06:21

What Brisbane G20 summit showed
President Vladimir Putin stressed at the final news conference at the recent G20 summit in Brisbane that “the work took place in a very constructive atmosphere and was productive.”

27.11.2014 10:55

Freak cricket fatality: 25yo Aussie athlete dies after being hit by ball
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital three days before his 26th birthday. He never regained consciousness after a bouncer – a short-pitched, high-finishing delivery - struck him on the back of head during a Tuesday match in Sydney.

27.11.2014 09:24

People pot power: Aussie state gives go-ahead to medicinal cannabis trial
An Australian state will conduct clinical trial of medical marijuana after thousands supported a pro-pot campaign. New South Wales may grow the plant on its own and include child patients into the scheme, the state premier told a cannabis conference.

21.11.2014 12:46

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - an investigation by John Pilger
The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state.

19.11.2014 11:02

Yes, Cameron - there's a 3rd recession coming - and you're to blame!
Reading David Cameron’s article in The Guardian on the G20, analyzing why the Eurozone is “teetering on the brink of a third recession” and the world is beset with chaos and instability, you could be forgiven for thinking none of it is his fault.

18.11.2014 15:20

China, Australia sign landmark free trade deal
China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement worth billions of dollars giving the Australian agricultural sector tariff free access to the massive Chinese market, while China will get greater access to investment projects in Australia.

17.11.2014 19:34

G20 aim to add $2tn to global economy by 2018
Leaders of the G20 left Brisbane with a plan: to collectively boost the global economy by $2 trillion by 2018, and to implement structural reforms to “re-balance” and strengthen it. This would be a 2 percent increase to the world’s $74 trillion economy.

17.11.2014 07:48

Putin: Economic blockade of E. Ukraine a ‘big mistake’
Ukraine’s decision to sever economic ties with rebel-held areas and stop funding local public services is a big mistake which does not help the locals gain trust in Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists at the G20 summit.

16.11.2014 03:09

'It’s called a koala, Tony': Twitter explodes after Abbott trades 'shirtfronting' Putin for cuddly joint pic
Twitter users have had a field day with Australian PM Tony Abbott’s claim that he would “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit over the MH17 crash – because the leaders' face-to-face encounter actually resulted in a...koala cuddle.

15.11.2014 12:44

Hundreds protest in G20 host city amid heavy police presence (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
As G20 world leaders complete their first day at the Brisbane summit in Australia, hundreds of people have taken to the streets to voice their concerns on various issues, ranging from Ebola to climate change.

15.11.2014 10:35