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Kremlin says Putin, Merkel, Hollande to meet to discuss Ukraine at G20 on Sept. 4-5

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MOSCOW The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have agreed to meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine on Sept. 4-5 in China on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

Canada's PM Trudeau tries to strengthen China ties with visit

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make an official week-long visit to China to build closer ties between the two countries, his office said on Thursday.

World, 18 Aug 2016

Clearing houses may need stronger buffers to avoid being too big to fail

LONDON Clearing houses may need bigger cash buffers to shield taxpayers from bailing them out, global regulators said on Tuesday in proposals aimed at stopping the sector from becoming a new breed of "too big to fail" firms.

Business, 16 Aug 2016

Germany urges Russia and Ukraine to ease tension over Crimea, keep talking

MOSCOW Germany's foreign minister urged Russia and Ukraine on Monday to reduce tensions over Crimea and stick to the troubled Minsk peace accords as a way of ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

World, 15 Aug 2016

China signals growth, not political disputes, should dominate G20

BEIJING China expects next month's summit of the G20 which it is hosting will focus on boosting economic growth and other financial issues rather than disputes like the South China Sea, senior officials said on Monday.

Business, 15 Aug 2016

Russia announces war games after accusing Ukraine of terrorist plot

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin summoned his security council and the Russian Navy announced war games in the Black Sea a day after the Russian president accused Ukraine of trying to provoke a conflict over Crimea, which Moscow seized and annexed in 2014. | Video

World, 12 Aug 2016

Putin accuses Ukraine of trying to provoke a new conflict over Crimea

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Wednesday of using terrorist tactics to try to provoke a new conflict and destabilise annexed Crimea after Russia said it had thwarted two armed Ukrainian attempts to get saboteurs into the contested peninsula.

World, 10 Aug 2016

Brazil's Senate indicts Rousseff, opens impeachment trial

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and to begin an impeachment trial that is expected to oust her from office and end 13 years of rule by the Workers Party. | Video

World, 10 Aug 2016

Putin accuses Ukraine of trying to provoke a new conflict over Crimea

MOSCOW Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Wednesday of using terrorist tactics to try to provoke a new conflict and destabilise annexed Crimea after Russia said it had thwarted two armed Ukrainian attempts to get saboteurs into the contested peninsula.

World, 10 Aug 2016

Banks step up pressure on regulators finalising global rules

LONDON New rules need to be better tested by regulators for any impact on lending and markets, a banking lobby said ahead of a meeting next month to finalise the latest wave of reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis.

Business, 10 Aug 2016

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Global GDP comparison

A graphical look at the world's top economies by size and per-capita production.  Interactive