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Mark Leftly is Associate business editor for The Independent

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Mark Leftly: It should be a summit for growth but the G20 will be knocked off course

Westminster Outlook The front pages of two of Australia’s biggest newspapers yesterday showed what this weekend’s G20 meeting of economic powers, accounting for 85 per cent of global GDP, should be worrying about – and what they are really worrying about.

Web firms have 'social responsibilities' in battle against extremism, Cameron warns during speech to Australian parliament

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott said he 'admired' Mr Cameron for his 'robust commonsense'

These young British men featured in an Isis video urging Islamists in the West to join them in Iraq and Syria. About 30 British jihadists are believed to have died fighting alongside IS

Anti-terror law 'would stop British jihadists coming home for two years', says David Cameron

David Cameron said that UK nationals would be unable to return 'unless they do so on our terms'

Fury over £15m bill for consultants on probation deal

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has been accused of wasting more than £15m on consultants advising on the “crackpot privatisation” of the probation service.

The comments are a welcome boost to Australian prime minister Tony Abbott

G20 countries 'on course' to beat growth targets

Top economies at 2.1 per cent growth

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit earlier this week

G20 summit: Who's there, what will they talk about and will Tony Abbott really shirtfront Putin?

The Australian PM has threatened to attack the Russian Premier. Will he make good on it?

G20 in 20: All you need to know about Brisbane Leaders summit in 20 facts

After months of political hype, the G20 Leaders Summit is upon us this weekend. Here are 20 serious and fun facts to help guide you through the annual meeting of the world's most powerful politicians

The Prime Minister hopes that by relaxing its visa rules Britain will become a more attractive destination

Super-fast visa service to attract rich tourists

Government aims scheme at India, Middle East and China

Exclusive: Network Rail summons contractor to explain series of serious accidents

Head of BAM quizzed on plans to improve safety on the tracks

Yarl’s Wood can hold around 400 women and children facing deportation

Serco faces fresh allegations over its running of Yarl's Wood detention centre

Outsourcing company is again in the spotlight after accusations of charging for mental health assessments that did not occur
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