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Sep 6, 2013

World leaders pressure Obama over Syria at G20 summit

PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama faced growing pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other world leaders on Thursday to decide against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices.

At a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg, Putin greeted Obama with a thin smile and a businesslike handshake, a clear sign of the strains between them over how to respond to a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Sep 5, 2013

Pressure mounts on Obama over Syria at G20 summit

PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept 5 (Reuters) – U.S. President
Barack Obama faced growing pressure from world leaders not to
launch military strikes in Syria on Thursday at a summit on the
global economy that was eclipsed by the conflict.

The Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies met
in St. Petersburg to try forge a united front on economic
growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.

Sep 5, 2013

China backs Russia over Syria at G20 summit

PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept 5 (Reuters) – China warned on
Thursday that military intervention in Syria would hurt the
world economy and push up oil prices, reinforcing Vladimir
Putin’s attempts to talk U.S. President Barack Obama out of air
strikes.

The rift over Syria could overshadow a summit of the Group
of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg
at which global leaders want to forge a united front on growth,
trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.

Sep 4, 2013

Syria dispute set to overshadow G20 talks on economy

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – A potential showdown over Syria between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin could overshadow a meeting of world leaders on Thursday on how to revive the global economy.

At a summit which Putin is hosting in a tsarist palace outside St. Petersburg, the Group of 20 developed and developing economies will try to forge a united front on growth, trade, banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.

Sep 4, 2013

Syria dispute set to overshadow G20 talks on economy

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept 5 (Reuters) – A potential
showdown over Syria between U.S. President Barack Obama and
Russia’s Vladimir Putin could overshadow a meeting of world
leaders on Thursday on how to revive the global economy.

At a summit which Putin is hosting in a tsarist palace
outside St. Petersburg, the Group of 20 developed and developing
economies will try to forge a united front on growth, trade,
banking transparency and fighting tax evasion.

Sep 4, 2013

Russian protest leader gives Kremlin a headache in Moscow vote

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alexei Navalny has thousands of Russians chanting his name within minutes of stepping onto the stage at a boisterous campaign meeting in the race to become Moscow’s mayor.

“Can we win this election?” the opposition leader, one of President Vladimir Putin’s biggest critics, shouts through a microphone on a makeshift stage outside a Moscow park.

Sep 1, 2013

Analysis – Russia’s Putin sees chance to turn tables on Obama at G20

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria at the last big meeting of world leaders, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on Barack Obama.

The U.S. president’s dilemma over a military response to an alleged poison gas attack in Syria means Obama is the one who is under more pressure going into a G20 summit in St Petersburg on Thursday and Friday.

Sep 1, 2013

Russia’s Putin sees chance to turn tables on Obama at G20

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria at the last big meeting of world leaders, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on Barack Obama.

The U.S. president’s dilemma over a military response to an alleged poison gas attack in Syria means Obama is the one who is under more pressure going into a G20 summit in St Petersburg on Thursday and Friday.

Sep 1, 2013

Analysis: Putin sees chance to turn tables on Obama at G20

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Less than three months after Vladimir Putin was cast as a pariah over Syria at the last big meeting of world leaders, the Russian president has glimpsed a chance to turn the tables on Barack Obama.

The U.S. president’s dilemma over a military response to an alleged poison gas attack in Syria means Obama is the one who is under more pressure going into a G20 summit in St Petersburg on Thursday and Friday.

Aug 30, 2013

Russian escalates dispute with Belarus after CEO’s arrest

MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Russia banned pork imports from
Belarus on Friday, stepping up a diplomatic and trade war over
the arrest of a Russian businessman and threatening to deepen
the isolation of its former Soviet ally.

Russia is one of Belarus’ few diplomatic backers after 19
years of authoritarian rule by President Alexander Lukashenko
but has responded furiously to the arrest this week of Vladislav
Baumgertner, head of Russian potash company Uralkali.

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      "Timothy Heritage is Brussels Bureau Chief and European Affairs Editor, responsible for coverage of the European Union. He has previously been based in Moscow, Jerusalem, Paris, London, Warsaw and Belgrade, covering events ranging from the fall of Communism and conflict in the Balkans and Middle East to the euro zone debt crisis."
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