A security force personnel stands guard next to a hoarding decorated with flowers on a pavement ahead of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India, September 8, 2023. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Biden, Modi discuss rail deal, democracy as U.S. press sidelined

U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke for nearly an hour on Friday about joint plans on technology, infrastructure and the importance of a healthy democracy,…

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Rich-poor split could tighten ‘grip of poverty’: World Bank chief

The new head of the World Bank said Tuesday that growing divides between rich and poor nations risked deepening poverty in the developing world, at a meeting of G20 finance…

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Officials walk past flags of participating countries and organisations erected at the Prestige Golfshire, the venue where the second meeting of the G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies under Indiaís G20 Presidency has begun in Bengaluru on February 22, 2023. (Photo by Manjunath KIRAN / AFP)

No G20 joint statement after China objections on Ukraine war

G20 finance ministers failed Saturday to adopt a joint statement on the global economy at talks in India, after China sought to water down references to the Ukraine war. Russia,…

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A pledge by G20 leaders meeting in Indonesia to stick with the goal of curbing global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels has given a boost to UN climate talks in Egypt WILLY KURNIAWAN POOL/AFP

G20 breathes new life into UN climate talks

A pledge by G20 leaders, whose countries account for most global CO2 emissions, to pursue the most ambitious target against global warming breathed new life into fraught UN climate talks in Egypt on Wednesday. Analysts and campaigners welcomed the final…

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U.S. President Joe Biden walks as Balinese dancers perform during his arrival for the G20 Summit at Ngurah Rai International airport in Bali, Indonesia, 13 November 2022. Made Nagi/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. seeks no conflict with China, says Biden as G20 leaders gather

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday his country will maintain open communication lines and seek no conflict with China, ahead of what…

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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (R) chats with her Australian counterpart Jim Chalmers (L) before launching a pandemic fund as part of the G20 dialogue, in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 13, 2022. (Photo by BAY ISMOYO / AFP)

G20 ministers launch billion-dollar pandemic fund

(AFP) – G20 health and finance ministers launched a $1.4-billion fund Sunday to tackle the next global pandemic ahead of the bloc’s leaders gathering for a summit on the Indonesian…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of Federal Medical-Biological Agency, in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Russia’s Putin will not attend G20 summit in Bali in person

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) nations in person next week but may join virtually, officials from Russia and the host country Indonesia said…

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(FILE) US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, July 6, 2022, as he travels to speak about the economy. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Biden’s APEC no-show seen as a blow to Thai government’s credibility

US President Joe Biden’s decision to skip the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Thailand in November is a reflection of the Thai government’s weak international image and the…

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U.S. Secretary of State Blinken to make first official visit to Thailand

The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will pay his first official visit to Thailand on July 9th and 10th and will meet Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Foreign Minister…

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US approves Covid therapy, G20 pushes for global vaccine access

US drug regulators gave emergency approval to a Covid-19 antibody therapy on Saturday and G20 nations pushed for global access to vaccines as the pandemic led to further closures in…

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Residents wearing masks wait at a traffic light in Beijing, China Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China is struggling to restart its economy after the annual Lunar New Year holiday was extended to try to keep people home and contain novel coronavirus. Traffic remained light in Beijing, and many people were still working at home. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Coronavirus to be big topic for G20 as China reports uptick in cases

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday although the rise in infections remained at its slowest pace since January, a downward trend which…

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Trump prepares for ‘productive’ talks with Xi on trade war

OSAKA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on…

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Thai PM to join G20 Osaka summit as ASEAN chair

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is leaving for Osaka on Thursday to attend the G20 summit which has become a highly-anticipated event this week in the wake of the lingering trade…

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(Photo) The Trump-Xi meeting, expected to take place on Saturday, is highly anticipated as the two sides try to reach a deal on trade/AFP

Trump-Xi meet, Iran tension to overshadow G20 summit in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting…

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