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2009-09-16 12:40:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunesys LLC's technology and broadband capabilities will be showcased during the world's first G20 Student Summit, to be held this Thursday, September 17, 2009. The summit, sponsored by Sunesys in conjunction with Allegheny County Intermediate Unit and The World Affairs Council will connect U.S. high school students electronically, in real time, to teenagers in Brazil, Italy, South Africa and the Country of Georgia. A newly built advanced, fiber optic...

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2009-09-14 11:05:00

The secretary-general of the Elysee said French President Sarkozy could walk out on next week's Group of 20 meeting if leaders fail to act on bank bonuses. In a radio interview, Secretary-General Claude Gueant -- Nicolas Sarkozy's chief of staff -- said a threat to walk out of the Sept. 24-25 G20 meeting in Pittsburgh should be taken very seriously, The Times of London reported Monday. The head of state is extremely determined as he was at the G20 in London a few months ago when he pushed for...

2009-09-08 11:26:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, FL, will celebrate Pittsburgh's hosting of the G20 Summit with an exhibition featuring the work of photographer John Bauerlein, whose images present moments of awe from exotic locales as far away as Antarctica and as near as the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania. Titled "Journey," the exhibition will feature photographs that...

2009-06-18 15:07:08

A woman says her wedding had to be rescheduled when Pittsburgh was named as the site for an upcoming G20 summit. Rhianna Reichard said when she and her fiancee, Phil McMullen, learned guests coming to their Sept. 25 wedding at Pittsburgh's Sheraton Station Square would have to undergo background checks because of the summit, they rescheduled the event, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Thursday. This was a big day for us, said Reichard, whose guests would also have faced security checkpoints...

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2009-04-03 11:45:00

The Obama administration announced on Thursday that the United States would "lead by example" so that developing nations such as India and China could follow suit in the battle against climate change, Reuters reported.Obama said during a G20 meeting of major economies that he used his presidential debut on the world stage to contrast his policies with those of former President George W. Bush.He said during a news conference at the conclusion of the London summit: "China and India ......

2009-03-30 11:54:35

An international coalition of Chambers of Commerce said before a London summit meeting that nations should try to avoid the temptation of protectionism. Falling to the temptation of protectionism would not only restrict trade in goods and services, but also distort the global economy, hindering rather than helping the recovery, the G20 Chambers said in a statement. The group said its respective national chambers had found general satisfaction for their nation's financial rescue plans,...

2009-03-27 10:59:28

Travelers in London were presented with copies of a Financial Times spoof edition Friday in advance of the upcoming G20 summit, a newspaper spokesman says. The unidentified Times spokesman said the newspaper is intent on reporting on next week's summit in London despite the release of a spoof edition with the headline We Live in Financial Crimes, The Guardian said. This isn't the first time that this has happened, the Financial Times spokesman, whose newspaper has the motto We Live in...

2008-10-22 15:00:00

President George Bush Wednesday invited the leaders of 20 nations to a summit in Washington on the global economy, the White House announced. The Group of 20 will convene Nov. 15 to review the progress of steps being taken to keep the world economy on course during the ongoing financial crisis and the effects they are having on developing nations. The White House said the summit would seek agreement on common principles for regulation and reduce any duplication of efforts. "It will be time...

2006-05-04 10:52:49

By Josiane Kremer ERMATINGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The vast majority of World Trade Organization (WTO) states, including the Brazil- and India-led G20, oppose U.S. demands on farm tariff cuts, European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson said on Thursday. "I agree with the Brazilian chief negotiator that we have to introduce realism as well as ambition," Mandelson told Reuters. The United States is demanding that the EU slash its agricultural import tariffs on average by over 70...

2005-10-16 06:32:27

By Alan Wheatley and Brian Love XIANGHE, China (Reuters) - The G20 group of rich and developing nations sounded the alarm on Sunday over high oil prices but barely touched on the role a stronger yuan could play in easing world economic imbalances. Finance ministers and central bankers from the diverse group, expressing concern about a rising tide of protectionism, also stressed the need for concrete results at world trade talks in Hong Kong in December. "We are concerned that...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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