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World’s Top 20 to discuss how to boost global GDP by 2%
Leaders who control 85 percent of the global economy are in Brisbane, Australia, to thrash out how to collectively grow the global economy by 2 percent. Jobs, growth, and tax evasion will remain top conversation points, but politics may steal the show.

14.11.2014 13:11

Cameron in Lycra? PM skips G20 jog, says spandex not a vote winner
Prime Minister David Cameron declined to go on a run or cycle with his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, for fear that wearing Lycra might hinder his chances of re-election.

14.11.2014 13:32

‘Economic isolation breach of intl law': Top 5 takeaways from Putin ahead of G20
Vladimir Putin says the G20 must address global imbalances together, and economic isolation, especially in the case of sanctions, which not only leads nowhere but is a crude violation of international economic law.

14.11.2014 07:34

Global leaders meet for G20 summit in Australia
The world’s largest advanced and emerging economies are gathering in the Australian city of Brisbane for the annual G20 summit. Global security, post-economic crisis recovery and financial reform will top the agenda.

14.11.2014 08:24

Activist banned from G20 area was aiming to confront Obama over Assange, Manning
An activist with a history of confronting Western leaders, from Thatcher to George W. Bush, has been banned “without explanation” from the G20 summit, where he hoped to ask Obama to pardon the jailed Chelsea Manning and stop persecuting Julian Assange.

13.11.2014 13:53

‘No harsh phrasing’: No ‘shirtfront’ from Australia PM on Putin at APEC encounter
The Russian and Australian leaders have discussed the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 on the sidelines of the APEC summit in China. Despite a previous promise to act tough, PM Abbott has abstained from physical force against President Putin.

11.11.2014 07:16

President Obama pushes for secretive trans-Pacific trade deal in China
President Barack Obama is again pushing international leaders to finalize the trans-Pacific trade deal between 12 countries that would eradicate tariffs and regulations, but critics say the secretive negotiations have been a boon only to corporations.

10.11.2014 23:41

UK, Australia to share DNA database to aid international crime solving
Police forces in Britain and Australia will be able to access each other’s DNA and biological databases when investigating serious crimes, it has been announced.

06.11.2014 15:44

Aussie koalas trained for cuddles with Putin, Obama & Merkel at G20
The world’s cutest marsupials are being specially prepared for cuddling sessions with world leaders during the G20 summit in Brisbane next week.

06.11.2014 15:09

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact
To the average person, quantum mechanics is the convoluted, science fiction-y branch of physics. A radical new theory plays into that, proposing that parallel universes exist and interact with each other ‒ and that scientists may be able to test for them.

04.11.2014 19:43

Australia & UK to jointly build Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone
Australia is expected to announce assistance to help contain Ebola in West Africa, including the dispatch of medical volunteers to Sierra Leone.

04.11.2014 09:22

‘Thank you, Aussies!’ gaffe & Wurst serenades: Ban Ki-moon in Austria
The UN Secretary General’s visit to Vienna was marked with a spectacular faux pas: Ban Ki-moon mistook Austria for Australia, leading some reporters to wonder if his gaffe was due to being serenaded by cross-dressing star Conchita Wurst.

04.11.2014 02:05