Tag: Summits

G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

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NAPLES, Italy — With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

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LONDON — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances...

With no summit, South Korean president to skip Olympics

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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has decided not to visit Japan for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, citing a failure to...

Pacific Rim leaders agree to step up COVID vaccine sharing

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Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing efforts as China said it has pledged $3 billion in...

Neck rubs, tapped phones: Merkel has history with US leaders

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BERLIN — Neck rubs, pricy dinners, allegations of phone tapping, awkward handshake moments. ...

Russia against US troops in Central Asia near Afghanistan

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MOSCOW — Russia has strongly warned the United States against deploying its troops in the former Soviet Central Asian nations following their withdrawal from...

Women push against being left behind amid pandemic recovery

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ROME — Proponents of women’s progress on Tuesday launched a political push in Rome to ensure that global pandemic recovery efforts won’t leave women...

EU puts on hold digital levy plans in face of US criticism

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BRUSSELS — The European Union has put on hold work on plans for a digital levy for the moment to concentrate on finalizing the...

Yellen: Compete on economic strengths, not low tax rates

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that deterring the use of tax havens will let countries compete on economic fundamentals — instead of...

G-20 finance ministers back deterring use of tax havens

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Top finance officials representing most of the world's economy have backed a sweeping revision of international taxation that includes a 15% global minimum corporate...