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Russia’s bid to join the World Trade Organization — for which Obama voiced strong support on Thursday after a meeting in Washington with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev — could also come up. Obama pledged to help Russia speed up its more than decade-long bid in hopes that Moscow could win acceptance as early as Sept. 30.

The G-20 group represents 85 percent of the world economy and the United States wants this group to endorse the outlines for a global financial overhaul to eliminate the threat that banks facing tougher regulations in one jurisdiction will move their operations to countries with more lax rules.

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Raum reported from Toronto. Associated Press writers Jane Wardell and Emma Vandore contributed from Huntsville; Rob Gillies, Darlene Superville, Foster Klug and Martin Crutsinger from Toronto, and Matthew Lee from Washington.