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What Has the G20 Meant for Australia?

Alex Malley | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Alex Malley

As they clear up the convention centre in downtown Brisbane, Australia and take down the banners and start returning the city to normal, this is the ideal time to reflect on what exactly hosting the G20 leaders meeting has meant for Australia, and moreover for the global community.

The G20 at a Crossroads

Adriano Campolina | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Adriano Campolina

The global financial system failed in large part because it only served rich countries - and within rich countries, it served rich people more than everyone else. In order to build a better system, we need to make the interests of those who have been excluded from our top priority. If large developing and emerging countries are to play a constructive role in this process, they must stand in solidarity with poor countries and with the poor in their own countries. To do otherwise is to condemn ourselves to a never-ending cycle of boom and bust - with the poorest continuing to suffer most.

"I've Watched ALL The West Wing"

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student has chastised her university after not being invited to listen at a G20 speech given by Barack Obama - explaining she had even watched all s...

Cameron's G20 Reflections Don't Make For Cheery Reading

Press Association | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

David Cameron warned a fresh global economic disaster could be looming as Ebola, conflict in the Middle East and Russia's interventions in Ukraine thr...

Russia Denies Putin Is Leaving The G20 Summit Early In A Big Sulk

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics

UPDATE: The Russian president's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has denied reports saying Putin plans to leave the G20 summit ahead of time due to pre...

This Macho Macho Man Has Really Annoyed David Cameron Now...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has accused Vladimir Putin of "machismo" after the Russian president rather unsubtly sent an entire fleet of warships to the Australian ...

Putin Trying To Reclaim 'Lost Glories' Of The Soviet Union

AP | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country's northeas...

Why We Should Allow Free Movement Between the UK and Australia

Emily Verdouw | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Verdouw

It is clear both the UK and Australia can benefit from easing movement of our citizens and are also missing out on the skills we can offer each other. Let's not weaken a bond touted as one of the strongest international relationships to exist. I implore our politicians and our experts to seriously consider the free movement and mutual recognition of qualifications put forward by the Commonwealth Exchange with the support of Boris Johnson.

Tackling Tax and Saving Lives

Francis West | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Francis West

With world champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup group, it's fair to say that Australia were always going to struggle to make an impact in Brazil last month...

Global Tax Reform Needs Sense and Sensibility

Alex Malley | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a large multinational enterprise in possession of large global earnings, must be in want of a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' tax arrangement.

Apple, Microsoft Hoard Cash - US Taxpayers Pay the Bill

Nick Mathiason | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Mathiason

In recent years, America's technology giants have increased profits to epic levels. So you'd think this good fortune would prove a boon to the fragile American economy. A river of tax dollars from America's cash-rich technology firms ought to contribute towards a significant reduction of the US $17.5trillion debt mountain. Only it hasn't quite worked out that way...

Did Russia Try To Spy On The G20 With Gifts Of Hacked USB Sticks?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Tech

Russian secret services tried to spy on other G20 countries by slipping gadgets with surveillance tech installed into their gift bags. Unconfirmed ...

Tax Avoiders Are a Worthier Target for Animosity Than Food Bank Users

Dan Holliday | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

It's no secret that regulatory loopholes and offshore havens allow corporations and wealthy individuals the legal means to avoid paying vast sums in tax. This has been going on for years, and seems a somewhat more fitting example of a people living 'on the take'.

G20 Wrangling Belies the Growing Importance of Russo-British Trade Relations

Paul Slinger | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Slinger

Much is written about Russia and about doing business there. Understandably there is a tendency for the media to gravitate towards more controversial stories - as last week's G20 highlighted.

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

Stumble Diplomacy

Adam Isaacs | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

The words of the Russian foreign minister were simply unfathomable just over a week ago, as rhetoric and tension built over the suspected use of chemical weapons by Bashar Al Assad on his own people, crossing the 'red line' issued by President Obama in 2012.

The US Administration is as Guilty as the UK Government of Poor Politicking over Syria

Ashlee Godwin | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ashlee Godwin

As the G20 leaders leave St. Petersburg, all eyes are now back on Washington, where legislators have been receiving briefings on the intelligence underpinning the case set out by the US Administration last week for military intervention in Syria.

Protesters Lock-Lips Against Russian Anti-Gay Legislation

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

Protesters locked-lips across the world yesterday to protest against Russia’s recent crackdown on the LGBT community. The global kiss-in – in c...

The Week That Was: A Small but Proud Island

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

There is absolutely nothing like someone criticising the British to bring the British together. Remember just before the Olympics last year, when we were all still convinced it was going to be a total flop, and then US presidential candidate Mitt Romney came over, essentially said the same thing, and, well, we all went a little nuts? Fast forward a year and a bit, and with Cameron licking his wounds over his Syria Commons defeat, one of Vladimir Putin's senior aides steps in with a nicely timed insult, and we're lining up behind the PM to defend our glorious nation.

Cameron Responds To MP's Tweet Calling Putin A 'Tosser'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics

The prime minister has rebuffed Tory MP Henry Smith for calling Vladimir Putin a "tosser" in a tweet, which was posted following reports that a senior...

Progress on Syria Is Vital but G20 Must Not Forget Longterm Crises

Christina Chang | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Christina Chang

In such a context, it would be wrong to suggest that those leaders should not make the space to work towards a solution for peace in Syria, but it is also right to remind them that it should not be used as an excuse to neglect the chronic problems of the global economy.

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. The G20 Summit has taken place and Syria is top of the agenda ...

Tory MP: 'Vladimir Putin Is A Tosser'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MP Henry Smith risked setting off another Cold War on Friday morning with his short and sharp analysis of the Russian president. Putin really ...

PHOTOS: Putin Treats G20 Leaders To Decadent Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Leaders at the G20 summit were treated to a lavish spectacular of water, fireworks and music on Thursday at the Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, afte...

Cameron Unveils £52m More In Syria Aid

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has announced an additional £52 million in UK aid for victims of the civil war in Syria. The news came as the G20 summit in St Peter...