G 20 Summit

  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 13, 2013

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher December 10, 2013

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such as...
  • For me to meet Nawaz Sharif, Islamabad has to act: Manmohan Singh September 7, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said Islamabad has to create the right atmosphere for a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as officials of the two sides were preparing ground for their possible engagement in New York later this month. "I have always maintained that we can choose our...
  • Rahul an ideal choice for PM, will be happy to work under him: PM September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is an ideal choice for the post of prime minister, adding that he will be happy to work under him. "I have always maintained that Rahul Gandhi would be an ideal choice for the PM...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria September 7, 2013

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in a joint statement...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit September 7, 2013

    Following are key quotes from leaders at the close of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Russian President Vladimir Putin "We achieved a consensus on the need to pursue policies that support economic growth while confirming medium-term national fiscal consolidation strategies." "The situation in the global economy looks better now than it did...
  • Watch: Russia, US war of words on Syrian crisis at G20 summit September 7, 2013

    The war of words between Russia and the US on the Syrian crisis heated up at the G20 summit. Russia President Vladimir Putin has warned that if there's any military action against Syria, it will come to Syria's aid. The United States has accused Russia of shirking its international responsibilities...
  • Obama meets Russian gay activists, shows support amid crackdown September 7, 2013

    US President Barack Obama on Friday met Russian gay rights activists after the G20 summit, in a symbol of US support for the community amid a furore over an "anti-gay" Russian law. Two gay rights activists were among a group of nine Russian civil society members Obama briefly met just before...
  • World View: Barack Obama pitches for Syria attack plan in G20 summit September 7, 2013

    US President Barack Obama pitches for Syria attack plan in the G20 summit at St Petersburg and condemns the chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad regime on the people. The platform was slated for discussion on economic situation bu Syria unrest overshadowed everything. ...
  • Obama encouraged by G20 Syria talks, plans speech September 6, 2013

    President Barack Obama claimed a growing recognition among foreign leaders Friday that "the world cannot stand idly by" in the face of chemical weapons use in Syria, and said he plans to make his case to the American people in an address Tuesday night. With Congress showing signs of reluctance to...
  • Raghuram effect: Rupee rises 77 paise, ends at 65.24 vs dollar September 6, 2013

    The rupee continued to strengthen against the dollar on the back of announcements by new RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, rising 77 paise on Friday to close at 65.24, the highest level in almost two weeks. Dollar sales by exporters, a weak US currency overseas and renewed capital inflows also helped the...
  • Russia sends another navy ship towards Syria September 6, 2013

    Russia is sending the naval landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov to the eastern Mediterranean, state news agency Interfax said on Friday, reinforcing its presence near Syria. Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, says its vessels in the eastern Mediterranean guarantee security as the United States considers launching military strikes to...
  • India has adequate forex reserves, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia September 6, 2013

    India on Friday said it has "adequate" foreign exchange reserves, at present USD 280 billion to defend its currency amid global volatility and ruled out taking any external assistance unless there is a "radical" change in the situation. Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia also said the rupee's fall this...
  • Manmohan Singh tells G20 not to restrict movement of labour September 6, 2013

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday the movement of labour should be free across nations without restrictions as it can otherwise stifle growth. In a short intervention at the second working session of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, the Prime Minister also emphasised on skill development in emerging...
  • India against US military strike on Syria without UN backing: PM September 7, 2013

    In an implied rejection of US position on Syria, India says action on the West Asian country must not only be taken after conclusive proof from neutral inspectors on the use of chemicals weapons by the Bashar al-Assad regime, but should also be under the auspices of the United Nations. At...
  • Threats of stimulus withdrawal hurting emerging economies: PM September 5, 2013

    St. Petersburg: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the threats of withdrawal of unconventional monetary policy by rich nations, such as fiscal stimulus, are hurting emerging economies hard, and the focus should on coordinated and orderly withdrawal. Addressing the first day of the two-day G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, the prime...
  • US one step closer to striking Syria, Obama to lobby for support at G20 September 5, 2013

    The US is one step closer to strike Syria as the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution authorising limited military intervention for 60 days, ruling out ground attacks. The resolution will be debated on Monday. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama will continue to lobby for the support at...
  • US resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle September 5, 2013

    US President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of US caution. In a possible sign of internal unrest in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's...
  • Syria dispute set to overshadow G20 talks on economy September 5, 2013

    A potential showdown over Syria between US 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...
  • Barack Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit September 5, 2013

    US President Barack Obama will meet with Russian gay rights activists in the course of his visit to Russia. The US leader, who called for equal rights for gays on the eve of his trip to Saint-Petersburg for the G20 summit, will meet with activists on Friday evening, said Igor...
  • Vladimir Putin warns West on Syria action September 4, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a UN resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia's state Channel...
  • Russia will not extradite Snowden to US, says Putin September 4, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not extradite former US intelligence employee Edward Snowden back to the US as the two countries do not have an agreement on mutual extradition of criminals. "The problem is not that we defended Snowden. We are not defending him in any way," Putin said...
  • Full text: PM's statement ahead of G20 Summit September 4, 2013

    Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement prior to his departure for St Petersburg in Russia: "I leave today for St Petersburg, Russia, to attend the 8th G20 Summit at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. The G20 has emerged as the premier international forum for discussing global economic...
  • Unconventional monetary policies need to go: Manmohan Singh September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for an "orderly exit from unconventional monetary policies" in developed countries, so that growth prospects in developing countries like India are not hurt. In his departure statement before leaving for the 8th G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Manmohan Singh said India would pitch...
  • Emerging markets facing adverse capital outflows, says PM September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Reflecting on the present economic scenario, the Prime Minister on Wednesday before leaving for the G-20 summit said that the emerging markets are facing adverse capital outflows. "There are signs of growth in the industrialised world even as emerging economies face slowdown," he said. He said that the...
  • Manmohan may meet Nawaz Sharif in New York, back channel talks on September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the G20 meet in September is likely on the cards and according to sources back channel talks have already finalised the agenda for the meeting. Pakistan Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Adviser...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves for St. Petersburg to attend G20 Summit August 31, 2013

    With policy actions in the US shaking currency markets globally and the world economy still in the risk zone, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on a three-day visit to St. Petersburg on Wednesday to join other leaders at the G20 Summit and find ways to tackle the challenges. The visit is...
  • Russian police seize painting of Putin in women's underwear August 28, 2013

    Police seized a painting of Russia's president and prime minister in women's underwear from a gallery in St Petersburg, saying the satirical display had broken unspecified laws. The officers also removed a picture of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, his torso covered in tattoos, and two others poking fun...
  • US: Obama 'disappointed' over Russia's decision on Snowden August 7, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said he was "disappointed" that Russia had granted temporary asylum to CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, but confirmed that he would attend the G-20 Summit in 2013 in Russia. "I was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally...
  • Obama going to G20 summit in Russia, calls embassy threat significant August 7, 2013

    US President Barack Obama confirmed on Tuesday that he would go to Russia this fall for a G20 summit but expressed disappointment that Russia had granted temporary asylum to former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Speaking on NBC's "The Tonight Show" with host Jay Leno, Obama said Moscow sometimes slips...