Sunday's missile tests come after the US, Britain, and France revealed Iran's secret nuclear facility, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging US lawmakers to act now.
Obama can claim some advances, including a toughened international stance toward Iran. But the president also endured a setback on Middle East peace.
Revelations about the Qom facility could give the US and its partners a stronger hand in dealing with Ahmadinejad. But experts say it's no alternative for sanctions.
Arrests in separate terror plots in Springfield, Ill., and Dallas Thursday followed the indictment of Najibullah Zazi for plotting an attack in New York. Experts say the cases highlight the danger of domestic terrorism.
President Obama will demand at the G-20 summit today that Iran open the nuclear fuel plant to inspectors immediately. If Tehran refuses, it could bolster the case for sanctions.
But world leaders couldn’t agree on exit strategy for massive fiscal stimulus. And there was no solid commitment on climate change.
The Financial Stability Board could be looking at efforts to reform executive compensation by year-end.
Ahead of G-20 meetings on Friday, Obama said the nuclear facility underscores Iran's 'continued unwillingness to meet its obligations' under international agreements.
The apparent aim of such critiques is to try to prevent the economies of individual countries from becoming unstable pillars.
Investors worry that G20 limits on bankers' pay would hurt financial stocks.