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G20: David Cameron in Australia for world leaders' summit

13 November 2014 | BBC News


Image Caption: Final preparations are made for the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia 

David Cameron is joining world leaders in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 summit, which begins on Friday.

The talks will focus on the struggling world economy, with world leaders expected to set themselves a new 2 per cent growth target.

The prime minister will also meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin during the summit to discuss the conflict in Ukraine.

Mr Cameron has warned Russia's actions are threatening another Cold War.

The BBC's deputy political editor James Landale said the PM would use the summit to push for progress on an EU-US trade deal.

He would also promise to expand the UK's fast-track visa service, designed to attract investors by allowing business leaders and others to get a visa in just 24 hours if they pay an extra £600.

In his planned meeting with Mr Putin, Mr Cameron is expected to urge Russia to stop supporting separatist fighters in Ukraine and step up calls for more economic sanctions.

World leaders are also expected to discuss the Ebola crisis and the campaign against so-called Islamic state.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30034883