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BRICS countries extend statement of support for Russian participation in G20

BRICS countries extend statement of support for Russian participation in G20

March 25 (UPI) -- Representatives from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa issued a joint statement Monday asserting Russia's right to participate in the G20 summit.
JC Finley
Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday Moscow would not deal with what he termed armed mutineers in Kiev, Ukraine.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key mulls election date

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Prime Minister John Key has hinted that a general election could be held before the mid-November G-20 global summit in Australia, the New Zealand Herald reported.

FireEye report: Chinese hackers target foreign ministries

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Cyber security company FireEye claims that Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of five European foreign ministries over the summer.

Ottawa won't say if it helped NSA spy on world leaders

OTTAWA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Canada's defense minister had a tense exchange with a lawmaker angry at his refusal to say if Ottawa let Washington spy on world leaders during two summits.
Document: U.S., Canada spied during 2010 Toronto G20 summit

Document: U.S., Canada spied during 2010 Toronto G20 summit

OTTAWA, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency, working with Canadian intelligence, conducted surveillance during the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, a classified document shows.
Pope, Putin to discuss relationship between Catholic, Russian church

Pope, Putin to discuss relationship between Catholic, Russian church

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Vatican said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis privately at the end of the month.

South Korea announces visit by Russia's Putin

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to South Korea this month, President Park Geun-hye's office announced.
Russia denies gifts to G20 delegates were used for spying

Russia denies gifts to G20 delegates were used for spying

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin denied charges Russia attempted to spy on foreign delegates at a recent Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg.

Report: Iceland most advanced in gender equality

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Iceland is the most advanced country in the world in gender equality, the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report said Friday.

Inflation slows for G20 economies

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Inflation among the largest economies in the world slowed down in August, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in Paris.
Toronto police officer found guilty of assaulting G20 protester

Toronto police officer found guilty of assaulting G20 protester

TORONTO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Toronto police officer was found guilty of assault with a weapon in the arrest of a protester at the 2010 G20 summit, court officials said.

Assad extends thanks to Putin

MOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Monday his government was grateful for having a steadfast ally in Russian President Vladimir Putin.
XI Jinping: Political solution 'only right way out' of Syrian crisis

XI Jinping: Political solution 'only right way out' of Syrian crisis

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chinese leader Xi Jinping told U.S. President Obama a political solution is "the only right way out" of the Syrian crisis," China's foreign minister said.
Did the G20 fail?

Did the G20 fail?

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Group of 20 summit should have secured three achievements, which had been thoroughly discussed in advance and which had nothing to do with Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Obama returns to U.S. after talking with Putin at G20 meeting

Obama returns to U.S. after talking with Putin at G20 meeting

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Friday night after discussing Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit.

G20 summit participants agree to tighten global tax rules

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Participants at the Group of 20 summit in Russia stepped up the pressure on tax avoidance by backing a plan to crack down on multinational companies.
Obama makes case for response to chemical weapons use in Syria

Obama makes case for response to chemical weapons use in Syria

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said he will address the American people Tuesday about the reasons why he wants to launch a limited military strike on Syria.

U.S. issues security alert for Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Friday non-emergency staff were pulled from the embassy in Beirut because of threats from conflict in neighboring Syria.

China, Russia agree to terms on gas

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Natural gas pipeline agreements made at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg show China and Russia are serious about their cooperation, Gazprom said.

Obama schedule for Friday, Sept. 6

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Chinese and French presidents Friday, the final day of the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, the White House said.

U.S. clarifies as concerns about quantitative easing rise

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United States has sought to clarify its monetary policy as the impact of quantitative easing by some advanced economies raises concerns in emerging ones.

Obama, Putin exchange smiles, small talk as G20 summit opens

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, polar opposites on Syria, shook hands when Obama arrived in St. Petersburg for a Group of 20 summit.

First phase of Turkmenistan's Galkynysh gas field inaugurated

MARY, Turkmenistan, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Turkmenistan host inaugurated the first phase of production facilities at the giant Galkynysh gas field.
Opposition rallies in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow over Syria

Opposition rallies in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow over Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Wednesday protested a push by U.S. leaders toward a military response over use of chemical weapons in Syria.
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