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Canada, EU to discuss trade accord at summit

Montr - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepared Wednesday to welcome senior EU officials for a brief summit at which they will promote a free trade agreement.

IMF's Lagarde 'honored' to be tapped to head European Central Bank

Washington - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday announced she would step down "temporarily" from the global crisis lender after being nominated to lead the European Central Bank.

Reconsider Saudi G20 after Khashoggi killing, UN expert says

Washington - World powers should reconsider holding the next Group of 20 summit in Saudi Arabia without accountability over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert who probed his death said Tuesday.

Charles Michel, Belgium's compromise craftsman

Apo - Charles Michel, named on Tuesday to succeed Donald Tusk as head of the European Council, has been Prime Minister of Belgium since October 2014.

Outspoken Borrell nominated for EU foreign policy chief

Madrid - The nomination of Spain's outspoken top diplomat Josep Borrell as EU foreign policy chief marks a return for the 72-year-old to the frontline of European politics after a first stint over a decade ago.

EU leaders strike deal to give two top jobs to women

Apo - EU leaders on Tuesday struck a hard-fought summit deal to put women in two of the bloc's most important jobs for the first time.

EU leaders try anew to end impasse on top jobs

Apo - European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Tuesday for the third straight day of talks aimed at defusing fresh power struggles in a bid to fill the bloc's top jobs.

EU summit suspended amid 'enormous frustration' over jobs stalemate

Apo - Drained European Union leaders adjourned a marathon summit until Tuesday as they struggled to fill the bloc's top jobs in the wake of May elections that have upset the EU's balance of power.

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.

EU leaders seek to break top jobs stalemate

Apo - Deadlocked EU leaders meet for a rare weekend summit Sunday seeking to fill senior European positions and settle a battle that has split key allies France and Germany.

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.

Oh-saka: Fist-bumps, gags and love-ins for Trump at G20

Osaka - After furiously attacking some of America's closest allies before the G20, the world saw a more jovial side of Donald Trump in Osaka as he lavished praise liberally and joked about fake news and election meddling with Vladimir Putin.

With a smile, Trump tells Putin 'don't meddle in the election'

Osaka - Much of Donald Trump's time in office has been overshadowed by allegations Moscow helped get him elected, but when it came to confronting Vladimir Putin on the issue, the US president did it in a joke.

Fair trade and fair dinkum: Top quotes from the G20

Osaka - From a stunning admission over the final communique to some slang used mainly in Australia, here are a few choice quotes from the opening day of the G20 summit in Osaka.- Nobody?

Tusk on top EU jobs: closer but 'no white smoke'

Osaka - President Donald Tusk said Friday the EU was "closer" to finding a compromise over the bloc's top jobs but an immediate breakthrough should not be expected ahead of a crunch Brussels summit.

EU's Tusk lashes out at Putin on democracy

Osaka - EU President Donald Tusk on Friday lashed out at his Russian counterpart in unusually undiplomatic language, saying he "strongly disagreed" with Vladimir Putin when he said liberalism was "obsolete.

Merkel arrives at G20 after shaking scare

Osaka - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Friday at the G20 meeting in Osaka amid fears over her health after she suffered a second public bout of uncontrollable shaking in just over a week.

'Beautiful harmony': Trump plays nice in public at divisive G20

Osaka - US President Donald Trump Friday struck a conciliatory tone with fellow world leaders at one of the most high-stakes G20 meetings in years, despite deep divisions on trade and climate change.

Feisty Trump sets tone as stormy G20 looms

Osaka - US President Donald Trump set the tone Thursday for what promises to be a stormy G20 summit by lashing out at friends and foes alike over trade tariffs and foreign policy.

Osaka rolls out red carpet, not red-light district for G20

Osaka - Special quick-flushing toilets, granny rap and a self-imposed brothel ban: Japan's Osaka is determined to paint itself in the best possible light for the G20 leaders summit starting on Friday.

What's next for EU top jobs? Five things to know

Apo - European leaders failed to agree Friday on a package of senior nominations on the team that will guide the EU for the next five years, with divisions still too deep for compromise.

EU leaders increase pressure on Russia over MH17

Apo - The EU piled fresh pressure on Russia on Thursday, extending punishing economic sanctions and demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that led to charges against four men.

EU leaders to add to pressure on Russia over MH17

Apo - EU leaders will heap fresh international pressure on Russia on Thursday over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe that led to charges against four men.
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