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# g20 - Friday 4 November, 2011

G20 leaders unveil plans, pledge to reinvigorate economic growth G20

G20 leaders unveil plans, pledge to reinvigorate economic growth

The group have published their final communiqué, which includes their decisions on climate change, energy markets, fossil fuels – and not allowing a return to ‘pre-crisis behaviours in the financial sector’.

Here's what G20 leaders are discussing to tackle the crisis G20

Here's what G20 leaders are discussing to tackle the crisis

With the eurozone in turmoil, world leaders are looking for solutions. This is what’s on the table…

# g20 - Thursday 3 November, 2011

In full: Greek finance minister's extraordinary rebuke of PM

Evangelos Venizelos issued an extrordinary public letter just before 5am this morning.

# g20 - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Moody's warns on France's credit rating

The agency says it may put France’s Aaa rating on negative outlook in the coming months over a weakening in the government’s financial position.

# g20 - Monday 17 October, 2011

G20 urges Eurozone leaders to come up with 'comprehensive plan'

A summit of Eurozone leaders next Sunday is expected to be decisive for the long-term economic prospects of the region.

# g20 - Sunday 16 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning….

# g20 - Saturday 15 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Sean Gallagher roars into Presidential lead, worldwide rallies back Occupy movement, and the soap legend who has poured her last pint…

G20 finance ministers open door for larger IMF role in fighting crisis

Ministers from the world’s 20 major economies invite the IMF to come up with a plan of action for fighting the debt crisis.

# g20 - Monday 10 October, 2011

Obama intervenes over Eurozone debt crisis

The US president urged British and French leaders to take decisive action, amid growing unease over debt levels.

# g20 - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Police officer who hit man at G20 protests to face manslaughter trial UK

Police officer who hit man at G20 protests to face manslaughter trial

Ian Tomlinson, a London newspaper vendor, died after being hit and shoved by police using “excessive and unreasonable” force as he tried to make his way home from work during the G20 protests in 2009.

# g20 - Saturday 16 April, 2011

G20 countries agree guidelines aimed at preventing future financial crises G20

G20 countries agree guidelines aimed at preventing future financial crises

Despite the agreement, it is not clear what repercussions there would be for countries whose finances contain dangerous imbalances.

# g20 - Monday 7 March, 2011

French finance ministry hit by coordinated G20 hack

Around 150 computers within the government department redirected information to Chinese sites in December.

# g20 - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

G20 officials held urgent talks on eurozone debt - report

A senior G20 source tells Reuters that the bloc’s deputy finance ministers held a teleconference to discuss the crisis.

# g20 - Friday 12 November, 2010

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

G20 leaders agree to avoid global 'currency war'

Good news for the EU, as world leaders pledge not to aggressively devalue currencies – but there’s no concrete action.

# g20 - Saturday 23 October, 2010

G20 agrees on 'biggest ever reform' of the IMF G20

G20 agrees on 'biggest ever reform' of the IMF

The world’s biggest economies agree a deal that gives emerging economies a bigger role in the IMF’s affairs.

# g20 - Monday 18 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Cop from G20 'bubbles' video to sue YouTube for ridicule Officer Bubbles This post contains videos

Cop from G20 'bubbles' video to sue YouTube for ridicule

A Toronto policeman who said a woman blowing bubbles was ‘assaulting’ him is suing over satirical videos.

# g20 - Monday 11 October, 2010

Global economies threaten war over currency valuations

A weekend summit of finance ministers broke up with bitter words – and no resolution – on financing policies.

# g20 - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

THE POLICE OFFICER involved in Ian Tomlinson’s death during the G20 protests in London last year could face charges of gross misconduct. The Met commissioner said the officer in question would face a disciplinary hearing after the force had received an incident report into the event.

Tomlinson’s family have called for the officer to face his disciplinary hearing in public.

Last week, the director of the Crown Prosecution Service, Keir Starmer, said that conflicting medical evidence prevented his office from taking proceedings for Tomlinson’s death. Tomlinson’s family reacted angrily to the news, and said they would not “give up on justice.”

His widow, Julia Tomlinson said: “We don’t see how Ian can die moments after being assaulted by the police officer and he isn’t made to face a jury.”

The Guardian posted this footage of Tomlinson being knocked to the ground by a Scotland Yard riot officer:

Tomlinson died on a street in London minutes after being knocked to the ground by the officer. Keir Starmer said that he had not posed a threat to any officer when he was struck down.

# g20 - Thursday 22 July, 2010

UK RIOT POLICE who knocked Ian Tomlison to the ground minutes before his death will not face charges. The director of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Keir Starmer, said there was no realistic prospect of a conviction for Mr Tomlinson’s death.

A Scotland Yard riot officer was filmed pushing Mr Tomlinson, 47, to the ground as he walked past during the G20 protests in London in 2009.

The Guardian found this footage of the incident:

Mr Starmer said today that there was sufficient evidence to “provide a realistic prospect of proving the actions of the officer constituted assault”.

“At the time of those acts, Mr Tomlinson did not pose a threat to that officer or to any other police officer,” he said.

On the back of this, the most serious charge considered by the CPS was “unlawful act manslaughter”, which would require the prosecution to prove a causal link between the officer’s action and Mr Tomlinson’s death.

However, Mr Starmer said there was fundamental disagreement between medical experts concerning the cause of death.