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US drops key obstacle to global digital tax: Treasury

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told her G20 colleagues Friday that Washington is dropping a push for a controversial provision in a global digital tax, opening the door to a likely agreement.

G20 finance chiefs meet on Covid recovery, aid to poor countries

Milan - G20 finance ministers and central bankers aim Friday to align plans to relaunch the global economy after the coronavirus pandemic and to limit the harm to the worst-off nations shut out of the race for vaccines.

IMF chief warns pandemic leaving some countries behind

Washington - The crisis caused by the pandemic is leaving many economies lagging behind, increasing the plight of the poor, a problem made worse by "uneven" access to vaccines, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday.

G20 leaders pledge fair distribution of coronavirus vaccine

Apo - G20 leaders said Sunday they will "spare no effort" to ensure the fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, and support poor countries whose economies have been ravaged by the crisis.

Missing links: Trump goes golfing in middle of G20 summit

Apo - US President Donald Trump went golfing after making a brief online appearance at the G20 summit Saturday, an event hosted by Saudi Arabia but staged virtually because of Covid-19.

Coronavirus crisis to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

Apo - Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and a crippling economic crisis.

Families of jailed Saudis appeal to world ahead of G20

Washington - Families of imprisoned Saudis appealed Friday for the world to speak up as the kingdom hosts the Group of 20 summit, saying that challenging the kingdom's international reputation was crucial to winning their freedom.

G20 urged to fill $4.5 bn gap in global Covid-19 vaccine fund

Apo - G20 nations must help plug a $4.5 billion gap in the global Covid-19 vaccine fund to save lives and clear the way for an end to the pandemic, a letter seen by AFP on Friday said.

Saudi to host online G20 summit amid pandemic, recession

Apo - Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, but the scaled-down virtual format could limit debate on a resurgent coronavirus pandemic and crippling economic crisis.

G20 declares framework to deepen debt relief for poor nations

Apo - G20 nations declared Friday a "common framework" for an extended debt restructuring plan for coronavirus-ravaged developing countries, but campaigners cautioned that more was needed to alleviate a "wave of debt crises".

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.
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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.
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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A G20 protestor is surrounded and arrested by Toronto police.
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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Toronto, G20 Summit: Ninjas vis a vis police.
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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 security officials removed all garbage cans from areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20...
Toronto security officials removed all garbage cans from areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit. Officials are concerned about protesters throwing garbage cans and other loose items not bolted to the ground.
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Closing Ceremony at the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris
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Workers take a break from putting up a 3-metre (9-foot) high steel security fence outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre being erected for the upcoming 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.
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.
A police cruiser was set on fire by protesters in the financial district of Toronto.
A police cruiser was set on fire by protesters in the financial district of Toronto.
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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.
Workers are erecting a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown Toronto core ahe...
Workers are erecting a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown Toronto 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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