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Allegations suggest Russia gave out spying devices at G20 summit

Allegations that Russia tried to snoop on other Group of 20 (G20) countries has emerged. The claim is gifts were given out that were designed to serve as spying devices.

Failing to persuade on war at G-20, Obama will address America

Coming off of what was widely seen as an international divide over Syria at the G-20 summit in St.Petersburg, President Obama plans to pitch his Syrian case in an address to the nation on Tuesday.

EU at the G20: 'No military solution to the Syrian conflict'

At the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, world leaders made it known that they oppose a US military strike on Syria without the consent of the UN Security Council.

Artist who painted Putin in women's lingerie flees Russia

A portrait of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s undergarments has been seized from an art gallery in St. Petersburg ahead of the G20 summit.

Op-Ed: US president Obama cancels meeting with Putin at G20 summit

Washington - President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin In Moscow in September. Apparently, the move is meant to be retaliation for Russia granting temporary asylum to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Putin expresses worry over dollar's future at G20 summit

The Russian President has stated he is "heartened" by Europe's approach to the eurozone crisis. But he expressed very different contentions with regards to the destiny of the dollar.

World leaders preach austerity from luxury Mexican beach resort

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, famous for preaching the need for austerity to Germany's hapless southern neighbors, is amongst a collection of world leaders attending the G20 summit in luxury at Los Cabos, Mexico.

Bill Gates is asking for more Western aid to fight poverty

Cannes - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is calling on Western nations assembling for the latest G20 summit to promise greater efforts to fight global poverty.

Op-Ed: The Socially Networked Future of International Diplomacy Special

Paris - Well before entering political office, tomorrow's world leaders are meeting, talking and sharing --right now-- using social networks, with serious implications for our future global order.

G20 Redux: Hundreds mark one-year rally of Toronto G20 Summit Special

Toronto - Hundreds came out to mark the one-year anniversary of the infamous G20 Summit protests and riots that engulfed the city of Toronto during that weekend. The event was followed by a march to tea kettle epicentre and police headquarters.

Officer arrested from G20 probe

Toronto - A Toronto constable has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman during the G20. The officer is now on administation duty according to Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash.

Lawyer Clayton Ruby takes on G20 assault case Special

Toronto - Who are the officers behind riot gear masks? That is a question Dorian Barton would like to know, claiming during Toronto's G20 Summit his arm was broken as well as receiving a black eye during his arrest at the event.

Toronto officer charged with G20 assault

Toronto - Ian Scott, the director of Toronto's Special Investigations Unit (SUI), has determined that there are reasonable grounds to charge Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani with assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.

Op-Ed: Toronto Police Chief Blair speaks with forked tongue

Toronto - Reports about police actions at Canada’s Toronto G20 summit (and after) requires special glasses for reading between the lines.

Toronto Police Chief Blair issues statement on G20 investigation

Toronto - Last week Toronto police Chief William Blair issued a statement concerning the Special Investigation Unit's conclusion of their investigation of the G20 Summit and the police force including questioning the evidence that was used.

Op-Ed: If G20 fails so be it but G2 must succeed

The world’s biggest economies have begun the G20 meeting in Seoul and the intensifying ‘currency war’ between America and China must be addressed before all other issues, including G20 President Sarkozy’s ambitious world economy reform plans.

90 Toronto officers face G20 discipline over name tag removal

Toronto - Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair announced that 90 officers are facing disciplinary action after it was learned that they removed their name tags during the G20 Summit weekend. They will most likely lose a day’s pay.

G20 impact: Toronto restaurants still out of luck

Toronto - The G20 hit Toronto restaurants hard with serious loss of sales. While it was promised that relief would come from the government, it has yet to arrive months later.

Canadian government not apologizing for G8, G20 summit costs

Toronto - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government are not providing any apologies for the astronomical costs for the G8 and G20 summits. The total cost of the summits amounted to $1.2 billion.

Civil Action against Toronto Police for unlawful G20 shooting

Toronto - On June 27 peaceful protester Natalie Gray was shot twice by the Toronto Police with what is believed to be rubber bullets. The incident took place during the G20 Summit.

Activists speak out against Toronto Police alleged sexual harassment

Toronto - At a press conference at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, several activists spoke out about their experiences at the detention centre during the weekend of the G20 Summit. Their accounts include sexual harassment, assault and disparaging remarks.

Wanted protest organizer no stranger to court system

Toronto - One of the protest organizers during the G20 Summit that is being sought by police is no stranger to the court system. Kelly Pflug-Back, 21, is being sought by Toronto Police for six counts of mischief over $5,000.

Seven more arrests in G20 summit investigation

Toronto - On Sunday and Monday Toronto Police arrested six men and one teen in connection to crimes committed during the G20 Summit riots.

Toronto Police arrest two more for G20 crimes

Toronto - The Toronto Police have arrested two more suspects in connection to the G20 crimes and released the names of three who are wanted for various crimes.

Hundreds of protesters expected to blow bubbles at Toronto rally

Toronto - Several hundred people will gather for the second week in a row at Queen's Park in Toronto to demand an independent public inquiry. Part of the demonstration will include protesters blowing bubbles.

One man in custody, police release more photos of G20 wanted

Toronto - Toronto police arrested one man in connections to damages caused during the G20 Summit on Wednesday. The TPS also released more photos of men that are wanted for crimes that took place during that weekend.

How G20 hurt Toronto's restaurants beyond the city's core

Toronto - Toronto restaurants took a huge hit during the G20 summit, according to a survey of restaurant owners conducted by Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) representing 234 Toronto restaurants.

Overview of police-protest clash at G20 summit

Toronto - Toronto Police used the 70-year old Public Works Protection Act during the G20 Summit end at the end of June 2010. That Act has become a battlefield, with the police overstepping the details with questionable practices and the public being misled.

Toronto G20 detainee Tommy Taylor had to 'beg for water' Special

Toronto - Several G20 detainees spoke to the massive crowd during the march from Queen's Park to the front of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, including Tommy Taylor. Taylor spoke with DigitalJournal.com about his experience at the temporary detention centre.

Man protests the G20 protesters during march in Toronto Special

Toronto - As thousands of activists and protesters marched from Queen's Park to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, one man stood at the corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue to protest the protesters by sticking the middle finger up at people.
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Hundreds gathered at the Toronto police headquarters to protest against the police's treatment of protesters, journalists and citizens.
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Anti-War rally in front of the United States Consulate in Toronto.
Anti-War rally in front of the United States Consulate in Toronto.
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Cop guarding more cops on Queen Street East.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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G20 Summit detainee.  This gentleman had his prosthetic leg ripped off by police officers.
G20 Summit detainee. This gentleman had his prosthetic leg ripped off by police officers.
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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Activists holding a flower and saluting peace to the police in full riot gear.
Activists holding a flower and saluting peace to the police in full riot gear.
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Unmarked cop shutting the door of an unmarked minivan after they arrested protester(s).
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Officers at the detention centre.
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Saturday s anti-G20 Queen s Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
Saturday's anti-G20 Queen's Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.
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An unmarked police minivan.
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Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan.
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan.
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