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The US brokered an unprecedented summit between Israel and Saudi Arabia as a reward for assassinating an Al Qaeda leader, sources say

A composite image showing Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right). Reuters/Getty Images/Business Insider The US helped broker a meeting between the leaders of Israel and Saudi Arabia, according to two officials briefed on the matter. The two sources — one Israeli and one European — said the meeting was a reward for the audacious assassination in August of an Al Qaeda target in Iran. The secret meeting, they said,...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, White House, Israel, US, Trends, G20, Joe Biden, Iran, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Al Qaeda, The New York Times, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Uae


Trump slams the Paris climate accord at the G20 Summit, saying it was 'designed to kill the American economy'

President Donald Trump. Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed the Paris climate accord, telling world leaders at the G20 summit that the pact was detrimental to US citizens. "To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and one-sided Paris climate accord, a very unfair act for the United States," he said. The US formally left the accord on November 4, but President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse the decision and rejoin the interna...
Tags: Politics, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, G20, Joe Biden, United States, Xi Jinping, Paris, Carbon Emissions, G20 Summit, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, White House Trump


Coronavirus live news: Americans warned not to take cruises; New South Wales-Victoria border to reopen Sunday night

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; Adelaide emerges from lockdown; NSW-Victoria state border reopens at midnight on Sunday after three monthsUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day as catastrophic crisis hits new heightsAustralia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am GMT US president Donald Trump ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Saudi Arabia, US, G20, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Donald Trump, Reuters, NSW Victoria, Fake News


Trump skipped a coronavirus meeting with G20 leaders to play golf

President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Donald Trump was noticeably absent from a coronavirus meeting with this year's G20 Summit world leaders.  CNN reported that leaders from Germany, France, South Korea, and Argentina were scheduled to participate in the event. But Trump was noticeably absent and White House pool reporters said during a meeting focused on coronavirus preparedness Trump ha...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Trends, G20, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Golf, Argentina, G20 Summit, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump National Golf Club, Trump Golf, Garrett Haake


Trump skips G20 pandemic event to visit golf club as virus ravages US

198,500 new US cases reported in 24-hour period as president skips event focused on ‘coordinated response’ to CovidDonald Trump skipped the G20 summit’s “Pandemic Preparedness” event to visit one of his golf clubs on the same day that a record 198,500 new Covid-19 infections were reported in a 24-hour period in the United States.The summit, attended by world leaders from across the globe, is being held virtually this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now killed more than 250,000 A...
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Russia wants to distribute its questionable coronavirus vaccine to other countries: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to distribute its questionable Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries, Reuters reported Saturday. Russia first approved Sputnik V in August, but experts and health officials were skeptical the vaccine would work since it did not go through necessary phase 3 trials.  The Kremlin also kept important information relevant to the vaccine's success out of the public's eye. This included...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, G20, United States, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kremlin, Reuters


Trump tells G20 leaders he wants to work with them ‘for a long time’

US president delivers boasts and falsehoods while other members focus on dealing with the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has taken his campaign to deny the results of the US presidential election global, telling world leaders at the G20 summit that he looks forward to “working with you again for a long time”.The gathering of leaders of major world economies is being held online this year, because of the pandemic, but could have been an occasion f...
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COVID deals blow to #SaudiArabia's G20 summit ambitions | Reuters

COVID deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions | Reuters When Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and a leading U.S. ally, took over the G20 presidency in December 2019, hopes in the kingdom were high.A global summit would help rehabilitate the country on the international stage and turn the world’s attentions to key reforms launched by de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to open up the kingdom and diversify the economy.But instead of hoped-for photo ops in opulent pa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, G20, Yemen, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Mogielnicki, COVID


Reform rhetoric at odds with reality as Saudi Arabia hosts G20 summit

Human rights abuses, the Jamal Khashoggi murder and fuelling a destructive war in Yemen have left the kingdom a pariahTen months ago Saudi Arabia’s royal family anticipated hosting this weekend’s G20 summit in the belief that the gathering of world leaders in Riyadh would be a showcase for the evolution of the kingdom. By extension it would be a chance to rehabilitate the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a hit squad of Saudi state th...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, G20, Middle East and North Africa, Yemen, Donald Trump, King Salman, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Biden Administration


Wake-up call for SA’s coal-dependent energy sector

The government needs to invest in sustainable energy solutions to ensure economic recovery The post Wake-up call for SA’s coal-dependent energy sector appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, G20, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Top Six, Just Transition, South Africa (country, Bryce McCall, Climate Transparency International, Climate Transparency report, Energy Systems Research Group


G20 nearing IMF funding boost for poorer nations, says #Saudi minister | Financial Times

G20 nearing IMF funding boost for poorer nations, says Saudi minister | Financial Times The world’s richest countries are edging towards a consensus on unlocking additional IMF funds for poorer nations whose economies have been battered by the coronavirus crisis, according to a leading G20 official.  Mohammed al-Jadaan, the finance minister of Saudi Arabia, which holds the G20 presidency this year, told the Financial Times that he was “optimistic” that the group of nations and the IMF could ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, G20, Financial Times, Imf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed al Jadaan


World poverty rising as rich nations call in debt amid Covid, warns Gordon Brown

Child mortality crisis is looming as nations struggle to make payments to west and China, says former prime ministerIt is being called the “great reversal”. After decades of progress, the international goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 is in jeopardy, Gordon Brown has warned, as developing countries battling the coronavirus sacrifice their health and education systems to pay western and Chinese creditors.“We need a comprehensive new plan that recognises the need for some countries to r...
Tags: Politics, Children, China, Africa, G20, UK News, World news, Poverty, Global Economy, Global development, Gordon Brown, Inequality, Brown, Coronavirus, COVID


Fossil fuel support lands SA in the G20 dog box

South Africa has been ranked the second worst performer of the G20 non-OECD member countries, behind Saudi Arabia, for its lack of transparency and continued support for fossil production, fossil-fuel based power and consumption of fossil fuels The post Fossil fuel support lands SA in the G20 dog box appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Environment, G20, South Africa, Coal, Fossil Fuels, OECD, Eskom, Oil Change International, Sasol, Overseas Development Institute, Top Six, Jesse Burton, South Africa (country, Anna Geddes


Saudi Arabia considers clemency for female activists ahead of G20

Summit host mulling whether detentions do it more harm than good, UK ambassador says Saudi Arabia is considering clemency for jailed female activists ahead of its hosting of the G20 summit this month, the Saudi ambassador to the UK has said.The kingdom has been under growing pressure on its human rights record ahead of the summit, which is to be held virtually on 21 and 22 November. This includes the fate of a group of women who were prominent in the campaign for the right to drive. One of the t...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, G20, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Women's rights and gender equality


Gulf markets flat despite oil price slide | Reuters

Gulf markets flat despite oil price slide | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf were largely flat on Thursday, supported by gains in financial shares despite falling oil prices.Brent crude LCOc1 futures fell 64 cents, or 1.55%, to $40.59 a barrel at 0756 GMT as Democrat Joe Biden edged closer to the White House in a nail-biting U.S. presidential election, but the Republicans look likely to retain Senate control.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI slipped 0.2%, a day after registering sharp ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Qatar, G20, Joe Biden, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, Reuters Major, Commercial Bank, Emir, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
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Saudi women's summit accused of 'whitewashing' record on rights

Sister of jailed activist, Loujain al-Hathloul, says attendees legitimise regime that silences womenThe sister of a jailed Saudi activist has criticised a G20-linked women’s summit hosted by Riyadh this week as a disturbing attempt to whitewash the country’s dismal record on women’s rights.Loujain al-Hathloul has been in prison for more than two years without trial after campaigning for an end to Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving and its system of male guardianship, which effectively relegates...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, G20, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Riyadh, Loujain al Hathloul, Women's rights and gender equality


IMF urges governments to borrow to fight impact of Covid-19

IMF says more must be done to tackle rising poverty, unemployment and inequality despite record public debtsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments will need to step up their efforts to fight the pandemic and the global economic downturn despite public debts reaching record levels, according to the International Monetary Fund.In a clear message to rich countries that they should continue to borrow cheaply to limit the damage from the virus, the Washington-based le...
Tags: Business, Washington, Economics, G20, UK News, World news, Poverty, Unemployment, Global Economy, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inequality, Imf, Kristalina Georgieva, International Monetary Fund (IMF, Coronavirus outbreak


Chinese President Xi Jinping wishes Trump a 'fast recovery' after state media said he 'paid the price' for downplaying COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/File Photo Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday wished President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump a "fast recovery" following their diagnosis with COVID-19, according to Chinese state TV, The Associated Press reported. Trump first announced he and the first lady tested positiv...
Tags: Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, US, Trends, G20, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, Peng Liyuan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Chinese Foreign Ministry


Sadiq Khan refuses to attend city mayors' summit in Saudi Arabia

Khan and GLA staff will boycott event in protest over human rights issues in the country The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has joined the mayors of New York, Los Angeles and Paris in refusing to attend or send a representative to a major international summit this week hosted by Saudi Arabia as part of its chairmanship of the G20.Campaign groups had called on mayors around the world not to attend the three-day Urban 20 summit (U20), which began in Riyadh on Wednesday, in protest at the plight of p...
Tags: Politics, London, Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, G20, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, War Crimes, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Riyadh, New York Los Angeles, Saudi Arabia Continue


Sadiq Khan urged to boycott Saudi-hosted G20 mayors summit

Rights coalition calls on mayors to withdraw from U20, which coincides with anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murderMainly leftwing mayors of some of the world’s biggest cities are being urged to boycott a G20 urban summit hosted by Saudi Arabia on the 2nd anniversary of the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The Urban 20 (U20) is being held as part of the Saudi Arabian chairmanship of this year’s G20. Among the mayors slated to attend include , Berlin’s Michael Müller, London’s Sadiq Khan,...
Tags: New York, London, Human Rights, Law, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Los Angeles, G20, World news, Rome, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, Bill De Blasio, Madrid, Sadiq Khan, Anne Hidalgo


Leaders under pressure over fate of arrested Saudis ahead of Riyadh G20

Boycott of summit urged as only five of 68 arrested during Crown Prince Mohammed’s 2017 purge have been releasedOnly five of the 68 Saudis arrested in a purge on dissent launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman three years ago have been released, posing a challenge to western leaders before the G20 summit due to be held in Riyadh in November.The human rights group Grant Liberty said just two months before Saudi Arabia chairs the G20 leaders, 63 of those arrested are still in prison, 15 held...
Tags: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, G20, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Mohammed, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, al Ha'ir, Grant Liberty


G20 leaders urged to act over Saudi detentions as summit approaches

Human rights group says governments must threaten to boycott Riyadh conferenceOnly five of the 68 Saudis arrested in a purge on dissent launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman three years ago have been released, posing a challenge to western leaders before the G20 summit due to be held in Riyadh in November.The human rights group Grant Liberty said that just two months before Saudi Arabia chairs the G20 leaders, 63 of those arrested were still in prison, 15 held in the notorious Al Ha’ir f...
Tags: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, G20, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, al Ha'ir, Grant Liberty


Chinese-American students fire back at Republican Senate nominee's 'disrespectful' claim that they're pawns in a vast communist plot

College Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Bryant "Corky" Messner, the Republican candidate for US Senate in New Hampshire, made controversial remarks about Chinese students in video footage obtained by Insider. Messner suggested encouraging Chinese students to study the liberal arts instead of "hard sciences," or to outright ban them from studying in the US. Several Chinese and Chinese-American college students in New Hampshire criticized his remarks, telling Insider that it was "dangerous ...
Tags: Senate, China, US, America, Trends, G20, Fbi, Beijing, Gop, Xi Jinping, New Hampshire, US Senate, Chinese communist party, State Department, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security


UK-Japan agree to trade deal that bans data localisation

The new trade deal between the United Kingdom and Japan puts a ban on data localisation while preserving “high standards of protection for personal data”. This is the first major trade deal for the UK post Brexit and was announced by UK’s Department of International Trade today. The United Kingdom and Japan have agreed “in principle” to the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement that has also committed to uphold principles of net neutrality. Under the deal, British businesses will...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, UK, News, India, Eu, G20, European Union, Shinzo Abe, South Africa, United Kingdom, World Economic Forum, Reserve Bank of India, Piyush Goyal, USA Japan


US companies are defying Trump's demands to 'decouple' from China

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/File Photo American companies based in China are ignoring Trump's calls to return to the US, a new survey has found. Trump this week reiterated his plan to "decouple" the US economy from China's and transform the country into the "manufacturing superpower of the world." However, research f...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, White House, China, US, International, America, Trends, G20, Economy, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Pwc, Donald Trump, Huawei


Debt-for-climate swaps are crucial for economic recovery in the developing world

COMMENT: Developing countries face a debt crisis that will only become worse as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, and massive debt relief will inevitably be necessary. The only question is whether it will be designed to address the even larger climate crisis The post Debt-for-climate swaps are crucial for economic recovery in the developing world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Opinion, Environment, Debt, G20, International Monetary Fund, Debt relief, Pandemic, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Public Debt Burden


Toronto police to pay $16.5m to protesters wrongfully held at 2010 G20 summit

Claimants to receive up to $24,700 in historic settlementPolice encircled 1,100 people and carried out mass arrestsAbout 1,100 protesters who were wrongfully detained at the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto will receive compensation from the city’s police force after a historic C$16.5m settlement in a class-action lawsuit.Under the settlement, which was announced late on Monday, each claimant will receive between $5,000 and $24,700, depending on the nature of their detention. They will also have their...
Tags: Protest, Americas, Toronto, G20, World news, Canada


Covid-19 puts green energy in a coma

The pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming The post Covid-19 puts green energy in a coma appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, G20, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, University Of Southampton, Paris Agreement, Top Six, World Meteorological Organisation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily rise in cases; thousands protest over Israel response

Biggest increases recorded in US, Brazil, India and South Africa; G20 warns of uncertain outlook; Iran reimposes local lockdowns. Follow all the developments liveUS faces terrifying autumn as virus surges Global report: India cases pass 1 million mark Boris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism 10.11pm BST Algeria said Saturday that the combination of the coronavirus crisis and falling oil prices have caused unprecedented damage to its economy, including over $1bn in losses in ...
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