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Australia: Putin, Obama, Xi and more gather as G-20 kicks off01:18

Australia: Putin, Obama, Xi and more gather as G-20 kicks off

Australia, Brisbane
November 15, 2014 at 12:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Leaders from the Group of Twenty (G-20) nations converged at the Legislative Council Chamber of the Queensland State Parliament in the Australian city of Brisbane on Saturday, as the 2014 G-20 Australia summit kicked off. The meeting is the ninth G-20 summit.

Among the leaders in attendance were Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Francois Hollande, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saudi Arabian King Abdullah and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Abbot opened the summit by stating that the assembled leaders represented "the most powerful and influential people in this world."

The summit ends Sunday. Among the topics likely to be discussed is the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

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Leaders from the Group of Twenty (G-20) nations converged at the Legislative Council Chamber of the Queensland State Parliament in the Australian city of Brisbane on Saturday, as the 2014 G-20 Australia summit kicked off. The meeting is the ninth G-20 summit.

Among the leaders in attendance were Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Francois Hollande, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saudi Arabian King Abdullah and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Abbot opened the summit by stating that the assembled leaders represented "the most powerful and influential people in this world."

The summit ends Sunday. Among the topics likely to be discussed is the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

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