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World leaders meet for G20 summit

Published:Saturday | November 15, 2014 | 10:39 AM

World leaders are meeting in Brisbane, Australia for the first day of the G20 summit.

The two-day summit, attended by the US, Chinese and Russian leaders among others, will focus on promoting growth.

The crisis in Ukraine and the threat of Ebola are expected to be discussed, while campaigners want climate change on the agenda.

Vladimir Putin is expected to face a hostile reception from some Western leaders concerned about Russia's increasing military assertiveness.

Speaking ahead of the G20 summit, the Russian president said US and EU sanctions imposed over Russia's actions in Ukraine would harm not just Russia but the global economy.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said world leaders would use the summit, which groups developed and emerging economies, to discuss job creation, identifying tax cheats and strengthening the global economy.


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