Thursday, September 05, 2013
Today marks day one of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, and the crisis in Syria will be hard to ignore due to the lingering tension between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Joining us to explain is Edward Lucas, international editor of The Economist and author of “Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West.”
Friday, June 25, 2010
On the heels of the House and Senate deal on financial reform, President Barack Obama is heading to Toronto for the latest G-20 summit. "This weekend in Toronto I hope we can build on this progress by co-ordinating our efforts to promote economic growth, to pursue financial reform and to strengthen the global economy," the president said during a press conference outside the White House this morning.
To give us a breakdown of what will be on the docket at the G-20, we turn to Newsweek and Slate columnist Dan Gross.
Monday, June 21, 2010
David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the NYT, joins WQXR's Kerry Nolan to discuss BP's compensation fund, the upcoming G-20 summit, and China's announcement it will let the yuan appreciate.
Friday, September 25, 2009
The long-awaited G-20 Summit gets under way this week as Pittsburgh opens its doors to leaders from 20 of the world's largest economic powers, along with the legions of protesters who come with them. As the summit began, protestors marched toward the city center and soon clashed with police, who fired pepper spray and rubbert bullets into the crowd. The protesters clogged streets, banged on drums and chanted. For more, we speak to Mackenzie Carpenter, reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Here's some footage from the protests in Pittsburgh: