05/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Works To Oppose European Efforts To Create Cross-Border Regulatory Authorities

Britain predicted on Thursday that world leaders would bridge their differences on steps to recover from the deepest global economic downturn since World War II, as President Obama and his counterparts from more than 20 industrial and developing countries began a day of talks here.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who greeted Mr. Obama and the other leaders in a seemingly endless cavalcade of motorcades, said the Group of 20 had agreed to tough language against protectionism, including a pledge to "name and shame" countries that erect trade barriers.