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...]

Russia knows who MH17 culprits are: Newman

DANIEL BACKHAUS AND JANELSA OUMA Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says he is confident Russian and Ukranian security services know the people who shot down Flight MH17 that killed everyone on-board including 38 Australians, seven of which … [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...]