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Russia brushes off possibility of G8 return

Moscow - Russia has not asked to rejoin the group of the world's leading economies and is perfectly happy working with the larger G20, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump called for Russia's return.

Terrorism, climate change top agenda for G20 in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires - With consensus on sensitive issues such as Iran, Syria or the Palestinians appearing elusive, G20 foreign ministers will focus on the fight against terrorism and climate change when they meet Monday in Buenos Aires, France said.

Turkey's heated economy: trigger and key factor in snap polls

Istanbul - Turkey's economy, the fastest growing in the G20 but haunted by an uncertain long-term outlook, is key to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to call snap polls and will also be decisive for the outcome.Turkey recorded stellar growth of 7.

US unafraid of trade war after G20 meet

Buenos Aires - The United States is not seeking a trade war over tariffs but does not fear one, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday after a meeting of G20 finance ministers.

US, China flex muscles at G20 meeting

Buenos Aires - Tensions over trade surfaced on the first day of a G20 meeting of finance ministers on Monday as the United States and China -- whose differences are fueling fears of a trade war -- flexed their muscles in the Argentine capital.

G20 meeting avoids thorny trade question: Schaeuble

Washington - A high-level Group of 20 finance ministers meeting on Friday avoided discussing trade matters, even as governments on both sides of the Atlantic remain locked in tense negotiations on commerce.

US signals softer stance on Paris climate pact: EU official

Montr - A US envoy has signaled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact, a European official said at a summit in Canada on Saturday.

US says it will withdraw from Paris accord without more favorable terms

Montr - The White House pushed back Saturday at a European suggestion it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting Washington will withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favorable terms.

Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord

Montr - Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

Anti-G20 rioter jailed in Germany in first trial

Hamburg - A 21-year-old Dutchman was handed jail time by a German court Monday in the first trial over violent riots against the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, local media reported.

White House, Kremlin play down undisclosed Trump-Putin talks

Washington - The White House and Kremlin on Wednesday played down the significance of an additional, previously undisclosed meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin during this month's G20 summit.

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion

Washington - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had an additional, previously undisclosed chat at this month's G20 summit in Hamburg, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday.

Merkel stands by Hamburg G20 despite violent protests

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she stood by her decision to hold a G20 summit in Hamburg even after it was marred by street protests that turned violent."Things happened that were unacceptable.

German minister compares G20 rioters to 'neo-Nazis, terrorists'

Berlin - Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday compared the far-left and anarchist radicals who rampaged through the G20 summit host city of Hamburg to "neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorists".

Third night of G20 clashes between police, protesters

Hamburg - Fresh clashes erupted early Sunday in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, police said.

G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

Hamburg - G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement -- but at the cost of risky concessions.

Trump cuts isolated figure on world stage

Washington - During a difficult visit to Europe Donald Trump appeared out of sync with traditional allies, struggling to show that unorthodox strategies toward rival powers Russia and China can deliver results.

Erdogan threatens not to ratify Paris climate accord

Hamburg - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Saturday that his country would not ratify the Paris climate accord, speaking at the end of the G20 summit in Germany.

Putin eyes new era of cooperation under Trump

Hamburg - President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve under Donald Trump and that the American president is "very different" in real life compared to on TV.

G20 launches plan to fight poverty in Africa

Hamburg - G20 nations launched an unprecedented initiative Saturday at the group's summit in Germany to fight poverty in Africa, but critics called the plan half-hearted.
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