Russia needs Syria to leverage against Western sanctions

BENNET NICHOL Russia needs the Bashar al-Assad government to control Syria in order to leverage against Western sanctions which have damaged Russia’s currency and helped drive the country into recession. The sanctions were placed on Russia … [Read more...]

Tony Abbott ‘arrested’ for ecocide at West End

JACK LAWRIE   Activist group Generation Alpha pulled a creative stunt to protest against the Australian government's environmental policies -- staging an arrest of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The environmental activist group was … [Read more...]

‘Energy’ now at the heart of the G20 Summit

ELIZABETH ANDAL With contributions from Tom Mann- accredited journalist for The Source News, working from G20 Media Centre Energy is now at the heart of the G20 agenda, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. In his post-G20 media … [Read more...]

South Sudan pleads for UN, US help

JOSHUA WELLS The South Sudanese Brisbane Assembly rallied through Brisbane today to calling on G20 leaders to act swiftly to end tensions in South Sudan. The protesters demanded the United Nations (UN) sever ties with South Sudan President … [Read more...]

Barack Obama encourages Australian youths to take climate change seriously

AUDREY COURTY   In a veiled swipe at the Abbott government, US President Barack Obama directly pleaded with Australia’s youth to pressure politicians to tackle climate change. Speaking at the University of Queensland three days … [Read more...]

President Obama’s entourage: comfortable, safe and secure

ROD BREWER US President Barack Obama will touch down in Brisbane tomorrow along with a huge presidential entourage rivalled only in size by that of Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. During his last presidential visit in 2011, Obama … [Read more...]

Putin ‘most powerful’ ahead of G20

RILEY JACKSON   G20 Brisbane is set to be a clash of the titans, with Vladimir Putin again topping the pops ahead of Barack Obama in the 2014 Forbes 'Most Powerful' list. The Russian leader has annexed Crimea, raged war with Ukraine … [Read more...]