Tag: Group of Twenty

As Turkey Chafes at Erdogan, He Gets Spikier Abroad

ISTANBUL — The global climate summit in Glasgow was supposed to be a big moment for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. He was expected to use the chance to show off a new embrace of climate issues, and there are few things he likes more than mingling on the international stage beside other world […]

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Struggling at Home, Biden Is Buoyed by G20 Trip Abroad

ROME — President Biden capped a long weekend of diplomacy on Sunday with a swaggering proclamation of America’s renewed force on the world stage, claiming credit for what he cast as breakthroughs on climate change, tax avoidance and Iran’s nuclear ambitions at the end of a Group of 20 summit that was missing some of […]

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Biden Rolls Back Trump’s Metal Tariffs On European Union

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced on Saturday that it had reached a deal to roll back tariffs on European steel and aluminum, an agreement that officials said would lower costs on goods like cars and washing machines, reduce carbon emissions, and help get supply chains moving again. The deal, which comes as President Biden […]

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Pressure Grows on G20 Nations to Get Covid Vaccines to the Poor

ROME — From the opening moments of the Group of 20 summit on Saturday, the leaders of the world’s largest economies wanted to send a strong message about ending the coronavirus pandemic: During an unconventional group photograph, they were joined on the dais by doctors in white coats and first responders from the Italian Red […]

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Xi Hasn’t Left China in 21 Months. Covid May Be Only Part of the Reason.

When the presidents and prime ministers of the Group of 20 nations meet in Rome this weekend, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, won’t be among them. Nor is he expected at the climate talks next week in Glasgow, where China’s commitment to curbing carbon emissions is seen as crucial to helping blunt the dire consequences of […]

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Biden Eases Fray with France and Savors Meeting with Pope as Europe Trip Begins

ROME — After a six-week diplomatic uproar over a scuttled submarine deal and accusations of American duplicity, President Biden made a one-on-one effort Friday to mend fences with President Emmanuel Macron of France by admitting that, yes, the matter could have been handled better. “What we did was clumsy,” Mr. Biden told reporters hours after […]

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‘America Is Back,’ Biden Declared in June. The World Is About to Test Him.

WASHINGTON — When President Biden gathered with world leaders at an English seaside resort in June, it was a backslapping celebration of America’s return to diplomatic stability after four years of public dressing-downs and impulsive policy withdrawals under President Donald J. Trump. “America is back at the table,” Mr. Biden declared at that meeting, the […]

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France and the United States Seek an Elusive Reconciliation

The French president is convinced that America’s overwhelming focus on China — as well as what he sees as American unreliability during the Trump administration and in the recent “sub snub” — obliges Europe to forge an independent path. At the core of his vision lies what he calls “European strategic autonomy.” This, he argues, […]

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E.U. Pledges $1.15 Billion in Afghan Aid as U.S. Talks to Taliban

WASHINGTON — World leaders met virtually on Tuesday to discuss ways of preventing an economic and humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, but the Biden administration maintained a cautious stance toward providing more support to the Taliban-ruled country. The European Union pledged $1 billion euros, or $1.15 billion, in aid to Afghanistan and to neighboring countries, as […]

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