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Can the new Ukraine succeed?

Can the new Ukraine succeed?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- After the euphoria of a successful popular revolution, Ukraine's problems begin now. And they will be compounded by the competing tug of four great powers.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The changing French alliance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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.
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.
Obama asks Congress to hold off voting on Syria strike request

Obama asks Congress to hold off voting on Syria strike request

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama asked the U.S. Congress to delay on his request for a military strike on Syria over chemical weapons to see if a diplomatic effort takes root.
Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

Ban welcomes Russia, U.S. pitch on surrendering chemical weapons

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is supports calls for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to avert a U.S. airstrike.
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 pledges probe of reported NSA spying on Brazil, Mexico

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- President Obama pledged Friday to investigate a report that the United States spied on Brazilian and Mexican leaders.
Putin: U.S. has refused extradition deal for Snowden

Putin: U.S. has refused extradition deal for Snowden

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United States has refused to make an "extradition deal" to trade fugitive Edward Snowden for Russian criminals, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
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.

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.

The trade deal that can't afford to be derailed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Time is running out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would be the world's biggest trade deal, to be clinched on time.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Outside View Commentator

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.
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