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Obama To Commit $3 Billion For Climate Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion this weekend to an international fund that helps developing countries address climate c...

Russian Gay Activist's Plea: 'Get Us the Hell Out of Here'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Masha Gessen believes that it's time for Russian LGBT people to flee the country to escape what she says has now become "all-out war" against LGBT people in Russia. And she's calling on the United States to allow political asylum for LGBT Russians.

Obama Opens Final Day Of G-20 Talks

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Touting economic progress at the Group of 20 summit, President Barack Obama said the nation's economic powers no longer...

Syria Overshadows Economy As Leaders Meet For G-20 Summit

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — They're supposed to be talking about growth and money, but the threat of war in Syria is creeping into nearly every con...

What Television Frustration Says About Globalization

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.08.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Expectations of a relaxing Sunday in front of the television watching football gave way to frustration and disappointment. In the process, I gained insights on the challenges facing G-20 officials when it comes to managing the global economy.

Birth in Brazil

Ricki Lake | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Ricki Lake

The cultural fear is so intense that many Brazilian women are terrified of experiencing even the slightest contraction and believe that a vaginal birth will damage their bodies irreparably. Secondly, the physicians and pediatricians do not practice in groups and must be on call for their private patients 24/7.

Lost in Translation in Cannes

Sharan Burrow | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Sharan Burrow

Cannes, the glamorous French Riviera resort town with its seasonal influx of movie stars and streets lined with mansions, epitomizes the distance between the rich and poor. It is a strangely apt venue for a conference to pull the global economy up by its bootstraps.

President Obama Speaks Live At G-20 Summit (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is speaking live at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France. The European debt crisis and threat of Greece defaulting on its debt is ...

PHOTOS: Protests Ahead Of G20 Summit In Cannes

Posted 01.02.2012 | World

Thousands of protesters have turned out in Nice ahead the sixth G20 summit, held this year in Cannes, France. Demonstrations have become a fixture pre...

Can the G-20 Respond to Occupy Wall Street?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

Once again the G-20 must act to prevent a devastating slide into a deep contraction, if not depression, and avoid a damaging retreat into protectionism and competitive devaluation.

The G20 Summit and Occupy Wall Street

Philip Jennings | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Philip Jennings

Eighty years ago, the Tin Pan Alley classic "Buddy, Have You Got a Dime?" was the crisis music of its time. Today the dollars have gone to the investment bankers who got off scot free, and there are no dimes for the 99 percent.

A Message From the G50 to the G20: Women Must Be Included

Marylouise Oates | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Marylouise Oates

The people who met here deal with women's issues: slavery, land rights, access to finance, women as a weapon of war, maternal death, girls in education, to name a few. None of those are easy work.

2011 Is the Year for Female Economic Empowerment

Marylouise Oates | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Marylouise Oates

Over and over, participants agreed that "this is the time for financial inclusion for women." And they have some expert advice from within their ranks on how to pull this off.

'Too Big To Fail Bank' Plans May Be Softened

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Gilbert Kreijger and Huw Jones) THE HAGUE/LONDON - Plans to impose extra safeguards on the world's top banks may be softened, a senior regulator ...

2011: A Pivotal Year for Global Cooperation

John Lipsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Lipsky

2011 represents a pivotal year for the global economic recovery and for international policy cooperation -- as well as for the role of the Fund in addressing these two principal challenges.

Nowhere Left to Run?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

It has been a strange political season. It began sitting in Istanbul with Swedish friends, digesting the news that the rabidly anti-immigrant Swedish ...

G20: Profound And Complete Disappointment For The US Treasury

Baseline Scenario | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Early Friday I went through the G20 communique for the Wall Street Journal; a marked up copy is available on-line. It is hard to imagine how the summ...

Quantitative What?! We Need the Gershwins!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

Quantitative easing, Economy is slow, Quantitative easing, We need a booster. Print a lot of money So commerce starts to flow, Suddenly it's s...

Obama: Strong US Economy Key To Global Recovery

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea — Celebrating America's Veterans Day, President Barack Obama on Thursday saluted the bravery of U.S. troops who defended Sout...

Obama Presses To Finish Trade Deal With South Korea

The New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The White House is intensifying negotiations with South Korea on revising a free-trade agreement negotiated by the Bush administration, ...

Toronto Rises as the New Capital of Cool

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lauri Lyons

If your idea of Canada is dominated by maple syrup, hockey, flannel shirts or the G-20 Summit, it's time to discover Toronto as the new capitol of Cool.

The G-8 and G-20: Translating Documents Into Action

Manisha Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Singh

The G-8 and newly relevant G-20 summit meetings generated a lot of documents. Documents which evaluate and discuss where we are and where we should be on a myriad of global development challenges.

"With G-20 Influence... Comes G-20 Responsibility"

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

The Group of Twenty (G-20), a world forum bringing established economic powers such as the United States and Japan together with emerging giants such ...

Naomi Klein on "Left Jab" Lands a Punch!

David Goodfriend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goodfriend

Naomi Klein on "Left Jab" with Mark Walsh & David Goodfriend Sirius XM Radio, June 27, 2010 Mark Walsh: I think one of the things that's clearly top ...

Why My Friend Got Arrested During the G20 Summit

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

What made these police officers -- people we assume are in their ordinary lives and work generally rational people -- take leave of their senses and arrest people like Mark Donald?