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Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

Apo - G20 finance ministers and central bankers are set to hold talks Wednesday aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession while considering a proposal to extend debt relief for crisis-hit poor countries.

G20 summit to be held virtually: Saudi hosts

Apo - Saudi Arabia said Monday it will hold the G20 summit virtually in November, instead of having leaders of the world's richest nations converge on Riyadh as planned before the coronavirus crisis.

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

Apo - G20 finance ministers and central bankers are set to hold talks Saturday aimed at spurring global economic recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession amid growing calls to widen debt relief for crisis-hit poor countries.

G20 agrees to debt relief for poorest countries amid pandemic

Apo - With the global economy plunged into the worst recession in a century, the Group of 20 nations on Wednesday announced a one-year debt standstill for the world's poorest nations as they struggle to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

G20 agrees to temporary debt standstill for poorest countries

Washington - The Group of 20 nations announced support Wednesday for a temporary halt to debt payments by the world's poorest nations as they struggle to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

G20 ministers vow to calm oil markets but quiet on output cuts

Apo - G20 energy ministers pledged to work together to ensure oil "market stability", in a statement released Saturday after a virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia that did not mention production cuts.

G20 energy ministers scramble to finalise oil output deal

Apo - G20 energy ministers held virtual talks Friday as major oil producers scrambled to finalise output cuts to shore up prices, with Mexico announcing a deal with the United States that could end an impasse.

G20 vows to fight coronavirus impact on poor nations

Apo - G20 finance ministers and central bankers pledged Tuesday to address the debt burden of low-income countries and deliver aid to emerging markets as part of a plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Putin calls for sanctions 'moratorium' at G20 summit

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for sanctions relief during the coronavirus pandemic, telling G20 leaders it was a matter "of life and death".

Saudi king urges coordinated G20 response to coronavirus crisis

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday urged G20 leaders to take "effective and coordinated" action to combat the global crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, amid forecasts of a deep economic recession.

Saudi king to chair G20 video talks on coronavirus Thursday

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will chair an emergency virtual summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday to discuss a global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi calls for 'virtual' G20 summit over coronavirus

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for a "virtual" summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies next week to address the coronavirus pandemic, a statement said Wednesday.

Coronavirus puts 'fragile' global recovery at risk: IMF to G20

Apo - The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced "real concern" over its economic ripple effects.Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.

G20 ministers weigh coronavirus risks at Saudi meeting

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations weighed the potential impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the world economy as they met in Riyadh Saturday for a two-day gathering.

G20 ministers weigh coronavirus risks at Saudi meeting

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations weighed the potential impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the world economy as they met in Riyadh Saturday for a two-day gathering.

Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders amid coronavirus alarm

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations meet in the Saudi capital Saturday for a two-day gathering to discuss the global economy and the risks from the coronavirus epidemic.

Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders amid coronavirus alarm

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations meet in the Saudi capital Saturday for a two-day gathering to discuss the global economy and the risks from the coronavirus epidemic.

Saudi Arabia takes over G20 presidency from Japan

Apo - Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation Sunday to take over the G20 presidency as it seeks to bounce back onto the world stage following global uproar over its human rights record.

G20 expected to back OECD's digital tax proposal

Washington - G20 finance ministers Friday are expected to give the green light to an OECD proposal that aims to find an agreement on taxing global tech giants by June.

Press rights group in secret Riyadh mission to urge journalists' release

Paris - French press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confidentially met top Saudi officials in Riyadh to press for the release of journalists after the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, it revealed Wednesday.

At G20, Putin leads attack on western liberalism

Osaka - Russian President Vladimir Putin has used a global summit founded on liberal ideas to attack them in a demonstration of Moscow's apparent confidence amid international discord.

Who needs the G20? Question gets louder in Osaka

Osaka - Donald Trump's go-it-alone approach and widening global differences on issues from trade to climate change are overwhelming the G20, analysts say, raising questions about whether the grouping still has a role to play in the world.

G20 summit lays bare growing climate change division

Osaka - Four years after the landmark Paris deal, international consensus on strong action to tackle climate change risks crumbling, with the issue among the biggest sticking points at this week's G20 summit.

'It's a problem': Trump tells Erdogan on Russia missile deal

Osaka - Turkey's purchase of a major Russian missile defence system is "a problem", US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart at a Saturday meeting on the sidelines of the G20.

'It's a problem': Trump tells Erdogan on Russia missile deal

Osaka - Turkey's purchase of a major Russian missile defence system is "a problem", US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart in a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 on Saturday.

'Say hello': Trump invites Kim to DMZ meeting

Osaka - US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet for a historic handshake at the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean peninsula, and said he would have "no problem" stepping over the border.

Trump says Saudi crown prince doing 'spectacular job'

Osaka - US President Donald Trump praised Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, saying he was doing a "spectacular job", despite international outcry over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

'Say hello': Trump invites Kim to DMZ meeting

Osaka - US President Donald Trump Saturday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet for a historic handshake at the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea in what he said was a spontaneous offer.

'Back on track': Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

Osaka - US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war ceasefire on Saturday, as Washington vowed to hold off on further tariffs and declared trade negotiations with China "back on track.

May to Putin: Stop 'destabilising' UK, allies

Osaka - British Prime Minister Theresa May told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that normal relations will not be restored until Moscow ends its "irresponsible and destabilising" activity, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
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King Street West in Toronto the Friday night before the G20 Summit was almost empty.
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A G20 protestor is surrounded and arrested by Toronto police.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
The security zone in Toronto for the G20 a week before the summit begins.
The security zone in Toronto for the G20 a week before the summit begins.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Clowning it up at the G20 summit in Toronto, June 2010, inches from the riot squad
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Police search a man s bags during the G20.
Police search a man's bags during the G20.
The 2010 G20 Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto from ...
The 2010 G20 Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto from June 26-27.
The 2010 G20 Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto from ...
The 2010 G20 Summit will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto from June 26-27.

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