Sanctions won't be lifted on Russia over Ukraine, Obama says

US President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that sanctions will remain in place until Moscow changes course on Ukraine.

Communique: G20 sees itself as well prepared for fallout from Brexit

The Group of 20 leading advanced and emerging countries see themselves well prepared for possible negative effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and other global uncertainties...

Merkel, Putin speak about Syria, Ukraine on sidelines of G20

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke in person late Sunday for nearly two hours on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in China.

G20 leaders to agree to join Paris climate deal as soon as possible

All members of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies are expected to join the first universal action plan to mitigate the impacts of climate change, according to a late draft of the G20 summit...

US won't apologize for seeking press access in China, Obama says

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the US and China had experienced "friction" over US insistence of media inclusion during the G20 leaders summit, but said he would not apologize for...

Juncker: EU-US trade deal remains a priority

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that the trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and United States remains a priority, in spite of rising skepticism...

Obama pledges help bringing Turkey coup plotters to justice

US President Barack Obama told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday that the US would offer full support to Turkey in bringing the perpetrators of the recent coup attempt to justice.

Obama to May: US won't let Brexit hurt US-British relations

US President Barack Obama on Sunday offered assurances to British Prime Minister Theresa May of the enduring US-British alliance in the first meeting between the leaders since May took office in...

Merkel expects travel ban to Incirlik base in Turkey to be lifted

Chancellor Angela Merkel expects a Turkish travel ban keeping German parliamentarians from visiting German soldiers at the Incirlik air force base in Turkey to be lifted shortly.

May warns of "difficult times ahead" for UK economy

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that the UK faces "difficult times ahead" as the country prepares to leave the European Union, the British news agency Press Association reported.

Xi Jinping: China still a major "growth engine" for the world

Hangzhou, China (dpa) - Despite slowing economic growth, Chinese president Xi Jinping thinks China continues to be a driver of the global economy.

China blocks major civil society groups from monitoring G20 summit

The host of this year's G20 summit has "broken precedent" by denying leading civil society organizations the ability to monitor and comment on events inside the venue's media centre, activists...

US, China join Paris climate agreement, urge others to follow

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping entered their countries into the Paris climate agreement on Saturday, pushing forward global efforts to curb climate change.

China sends 2 million residents on vacation in G20 makeover

Ahead of the G20 summit set to begin this weekend in Hangzhou, more than 2 million residents of the eastern Chinese city have went on vacation

G20 says it is prepared for Brexit, but concerned by steel dumping

The fallout from Brexit will not be unsurmountable, the finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.