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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.
Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

Kerry says message to Assad on chemical weapons is 'never means never'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- President Bashar Assad crossed a line "that anyone with a conscience should draw" by using chemical weapons on Syrians, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Official: Obama's trip to G20, not Russia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- President Obama plans to "cooperate pragmatically" with Russia during next week's Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, a senior administration official says.
Snowden offered job at Russian social media company

Snowden offered job at Russian social media company

MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Russian social media mogul Pavel Durov has offered a job to Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked details of a spying program.

Police apologize 'unreservedly' for death of man during G20 protests

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Police in London apologized "unreservedly" Monday to the family of a man who died after being struck by an officer during a G20 protest in 2009.
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