Abbott's 'shirtfront' is Australia's word of the year

Dec 10, 2014

Abbott's 'shirtfront' is Australia's word of the year

“Shirtfront,” an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was picked Wednesday as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun.” Abbott vowed in October to “shirtfront” the Russian president — an Australian Rules ...

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Nov 16, 2014

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of Group of 20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President ...