Convened in Washington, in November 2008, the first G-20 summit was a hasty attempt by top economies to forge common cause against a rapidly escalating financial crisis.
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Syria: Has the Regime Turned a Corner Against the Protests?
As bright spring days gradually turn hot and muggy, the consensus in Damascus is that the protest movement has been badly burnt. The activist Facebook group Syrian Revolution 2011 put out an order for a general strike across Syria on Wednesday calling for “mass protests” and the closure of all schools, universities, shops and restaurants, “not even taxis.” But there was no apparent strike on Wednesday morning in central Damascus.
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Apple leaps ahead with 47 percent profits surge
Apple profits jumped 47 percent on surging iPhone and Macintosh computer sales in the latest quarter, capping a remarkable boom year for a company whose rivals were lucky to tread water. Although Google and other tech companies have recently reported strong results or an improved outlook, raising optimism in the sector, none have outstripped expectations as markedly as Apple.