Russian President Dmitry Medvedev unexpectedly criticized a government reform vote in Kyrgyzstan that passed Sunday with 91 percent support.
Turkey closed its airspace to Israeli military flights, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Monday, underscoring tensions in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid. The ban reportedly will not affect commercial planes.
When Obama and Britain's Cameron meet Saturday at the G20 summit, at least they won't have a World Cup matchup between their countries to tussle over. The need for more stimulus to propel the global economic recovery? That's another matter.
As competing agendas descend upon Toronto for this weekend’s G20 summit, the so-called BRIC countries expect to get an equal voice, but less-developed countries remain concerned about being heard.
Wall Street financial reform took another step early Friday to reaching the President's desk when a House and Senate conference committee reached agreement on financial overhaul regulations.
Beijing unpegged the Chinese yuan from the dollar last weekend, leading to a half-point rise against the US currency this week. The value of China's currency has been a highly contentious issue with trade partners.
Julia Gillard said she used her first telephone conversation with President Barack Obama on Friday to reassure him of the country's military commitment to Afghanistan.
The chief question at this weekend's G20 summit will be how to keep the world economy growing. The Europeans are cutting government spending, ignoring President Obama's call for more stimulus.