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  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF tells CNBC, that 'chat chat' is better than 'war war' and there was a lot of talking about Syria at the G20.

  • At the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde spoke exclusively to CNBC's Ross Westgate about the group's top concerns.

  • Syria overshadows G-20 meeting     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgewick reports Syria issues dominated meetings at the G-20 Summit, though there was talk on economics; and Theodore Kattouf, former Ambassador to Syria, and Mark Kimmitt, retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, discuss how the administration has handled the Syria situation.

  • President Obama presses his case     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    President Obama is continuing to make his case for action in Syria. Right now the House is having a lot of trouble with a very strong constituent reaction for both Democrats and Republicans, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • President Obama lays out plan for Syria     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports President Obama is speaking at the G-20 meeting about his call for action against Syria.

  • Cameron uses twitter in Russia-UK diplomatic spat Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron took to social media to defend his country on Friday, after reports that Russia had mocked Britain as a small island of no significance.

  • Pres Obama: Syria key topic with Putin     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    President Obama said at the G-20 Summit he will address the American people on Tuesday regarding Syria. CNBC's John Harwood and Steve Sedgwick break down the President's comments. Ayham Kamel, Eurasia Group, weighs in.

  • Pres. Obama addresses G-20 Summit     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    President Obama addresses the G-20 Summit. For the first time in years, he said, we're focused on building the economy and not recovering. The President also said he plans to address the American people on Tuesday regarding Syria.

  • G20 overwhelmed by Syria     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the G20 and last night's meeting, which included a session where Russian President Putin asked every leader to voice his or her opinion on Syria. Many seemed to support President Obama's position.

  • What businesses want from the G20     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Harold McGraw, chairman of the ICC, explains that the B20 priorities are trade and investment, especially in infrastructure, as well as better cooperation between governments and businesses.

  • José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, tells CNBC that it¿s the first time in the G20 that the European Union is not the focus of negative attention.

  • Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that going to Congress over Syria was the single biggest misstep in foreign policy during the Obama administration

  • Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, tells CNBC that the G20 tackles the most challenging issues and its importance is in getting leaders to sit down and have frank discussions with each other.

  • Obama & Putin smile for the cameras     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Chuck Todd reports world leaders discussed Syria at a working dinner tonight. Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations, and Leon Aron, AEI director of Russian studies, discuss economic growth, and relations between Putin and Obama.

  • G-20 sets sights on corporate tax evaders Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    ournalists walk past a screen in the media center showing Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

    Russia's finance minister says that G-20 leaders have agreed on a plan to take on multinational companies who tuck away their profits in offshore jurisdictions.

  • President Obama arrives at G20     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    President Obama came face to face with Russia's Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • President Obama goes to Russia     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 6:15 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama has landed in St. Petersburg for the G-20 summit. CNBC's Stephen Sedgwick reports he can't get an answer over whether the president will talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • What would a U.S. strike in Syria look like     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    A U.S. military strike in Syria would aim to only weaken President Assad and not topple him reports NBC's Jim Maceda from Turkey.

  • Syria shouldn't overshadow G20 key issue: CEO     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, talks about what's on the agenda at the G20 meeting and the need for joint investment between developed and emerging markets.

  • Guy Ryder, director general of the ILO, tells CNBC that G20 leaders need to focus on getting demand back into the global economy.