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  • From left, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, CNN International anchor Isha Sesay, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim attend the forum Endpoverty 2030 during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    Major economies express confidence about growth

    Finance officials of the world's major economies expressed confidence Friday that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global growth by $2 trillion over the next five years.


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    Likely chilly reception from Putin awaits Obama

    There might be a worse time for President Obama to leave the U.S., or a worse destination for him than Russia, but at the moment it's hard to imagine an uglier combination of circumstances for presidential travel.


  • President Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner (left), Ohio Republican, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks to media in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with members of Congress to discuss the situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Obama lobbies Congress, defends plan for Syria strike

    Meeting with top lawmakers at the White House, President Obama on Tuesday morning defended his plan for a "proportional" response against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and pledged to continue working with Congress to achieve at least some level of consensus on military action.


  • British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Cameron had talks with Russian President Putin on the Syrian crisis amid fears that differences between Moscow and the West are pushing the two sides toward a new Cold War. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin)

    British leaders tapped phones, emails during 2009 G-20 summit: report

    Just before the 2013 G-8 summit got underway in Northern Ireland Monday, the U.K. Guardian reported that the British equivalent of the National Security Agency spied on foreign officials during the 2009 G-20 summit in London.


  • G-20 gets chance to reshape banks

    The Group of 20 meetings in Moscow this week offer the world's industrial powers an opportunity to push for better coordination of global financial regulations that give banks clear guidelines to follow, the new chief of the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics said in an interview Tuesday.


  • Draft: G-20 will produce plan for global growth

    The leaders of the world's largest economies will say they are united behind efforts to boost growth and job creation to repair a global economy roiled by fears over the European financial crisis, according to a draft of the statement to be released Tuesday at the end of the Group of 20 annual meeting.


  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner speaks at a meeting of the G-20 in Mexico City. He wants the EU to provide more debt-crisis stabilizing funds. (Associated Press)

    G-20 links IMF help to boost by EU

    The G-20 nations are conditioning giving additional money for the International Monetary Fund on the European Union first increasing its financial stabilization funds to ease concerns about the eurozone debt crisis, officials said Sunday.


  • President Obama (left) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy make statements to reporters at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Sarkozy asks Obama to help with debt crisis

    President Obama was greeted at the G-20 summit in this seaside resort Thursday with a plea by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to get more involved in resolving Europe's spiraling debt crisis.


  • President Obama answers questions about the European debt deal as he meets with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas on Oct. 27, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)

    Obama: U.S. growth key to global recovery

    Setting the tone for his trip to the G-20 summit in France next week, President Obama said Friday the most important thing world leaders can do to boost the global economy is "to get the U.S. economy growing faster."


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