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World Leaders Fail to Find Consensus on Syria at G20

The world's leading powers made little progress at the G20 summit Friday toward a unified position on addressing the civil war in Syria, as U.S. President Barack Obama failed to convince many of his counterparts of the necessity to strike militarily without UN support in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

U.S. House Speaker Snubs Russian Delegation

The Moscow Times
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has refused to meet with a delegation of Russian diplomats hoping to dissuade U.S. lawmakers from supporting military intervention in Syria.

What the Papers Say, Sept. 5, 2013

BBC Monitoring
A roundup of today's Russian-language newspapers.
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Q&A: Cold Water Builds Warm Relations for Nick Vince

It is probably safe to say that very few expat top executives subject their bodies to the bone-chilling custom of dipping in ice holes. Nick Vince is a member of the hardy bunch.

Who Else Will Attend the G20 Summit? (Photo Essay)

The Moscow Times
An elite group of heads of state, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world's 20 major economies have convened in St. Petersburg for the eighth annual G20 summit.

Syria and BRICS Mark Start of G20 Summit

A military strike in Syria would have a destructive effect on the global economy, sending oil prices up, China warned in a gesture of support to President Vladimir Putin, the host of the Group of 20 summit that began in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

Mayoral Hopefuls Make Final Push

The six Moscow mayoral candidates entered their final 48 hours of campaigning on Thursday ahead of Sunday's election, meeting with journalists, voters and competitors in order to press home their campaign messages and attempt to discredit their opponents.

Finance Ministry Won't Buy Foreign Currency for Reserve Fund

The Moscow Times
The Finance Ministry said it would not buy any foreign currency for the rainy day Reserve Fund due to a worsening economic outlook.

Gays' Kids Could Be Taken by State Under Proposed Bill

A United Russia lawmaker on Thursday submitted a bill that would make "nontraditional sexual orientation" a legal basis for depriving someone of his parental rights, the latest measure that would curb the liberties of LGBT people in Russia.

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