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India in G20 summit welcomes Israel-Hamas cease-fire, urges action on climate, other issues

Nov. 22, 2023 12:30 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed a cease-fire in Gaza that's expected to enable the release of dozens of hostages taken by Hamas, and urged leaders of the top rich and developing nations to work together to ensure the Israel-Hamas war doesn't expand. ...

Biden says a meeting with Xi on sidelines of November APEC summit in San Francisco is a possibility

Oct. 06, 2023 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that he could potentially meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco. “There has been no such meeting set up, but it is a possibility," Biden...

UK leader Sunak chides China after a report that a UK Parliament staffer is a suspected Beijing spy

Sep. 10, 2023 23:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak chastised China’s premier on Sunday for “unacceptable” interference in British democracy, after a newspaper reported that a researcher in Parliament was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of spying for Beijing. Sunak said he...

Niger junta accuses France of amassing forces for a military intervention after the coup in July

Sep. 10, 2023 07:15 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Niger's new military leaders accused France of amassing forces for a possible military intervention in the country following the coup in July. French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that he would only take action at the demand of deposed Nigerien leader Mohamed Bazoum....

Biden, Modi and G20 allies unveil rail and shipping project linking India to Middle East and Europe

Sep. 09, 2023 22:55 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Joe Biden and his allies on Saturday announced plans to build a rail and shipping corridor linking India with the Middle East and Europe, an ambitious project aimed at fostering economic growth and political cooperation. “This is a big deal,” said...

G20 agreement reflects sharp differences over Ukraine and the rising clout of the Global South

Sep. 09, 2023 13:28 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Group of 20 top world economies added the African Union as a member at their annual summit Saturday, and host India was able to get the disparate group to sign off on a final statement, but only after softening language on the contentious issue of Russia's war in Ukraine. ...

Biden gives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed a hearty handshake a year after an awkward fist bump moment

Sep. 09, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Saudi crown prince once vilified by President Joe Biden has been elevated from a fist bump to a hearty handshake. Biden warmly greeted Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, Mohammed bin Salman, after they appeared together along with several other leaders at the...

Group of 20 countries agree to increase clean energy but reach no deal on phasing out fossil fuels

Sep. 09, 2023 12:28 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Group of 20 leaders agreed Saturday to triple renewable energy and try to increase the funds for climate change-related disasters but maintained the status quo with regards to phasing out carbon spewing coal. At a news conference shortly after the G20 leaders —...

From leaf crisps to pudding, India’s ‘super food’ millet finds its way onto the G20 dinner menu

Sep. 09, 2023 11:20 AM EDT

When the leaders of the Group of 20 arrived in host country India, they were feted by a classic Indian formula of Bollywood song and dance on the tarmac. Now as they tuck in to dinner, they are in for yet another cultural treat: dressed-up versions of a humble, earthy grain that's a staple for...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Group of 20 has agreed to make the African Union a permanent member

Sep. 09, 2023 01:23 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Group of 20 has agreed to make the African Union a permanent member.