G20 leaders meet online under India's chair, Putin's speech in focus

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The leaders of the Group of 20 major economies started online talks under India's presidency on Wednesday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin set to deliver a speech amid his country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The virtual meeting came after the G20 issued a leaders' declaration that avoided condemning Russia's aggression at their in-person gathering in New Delhi in September, reflecting the divisions over the Ukraine crisis that began in February 2022. It is rare for a chair of the G20 to call a second summit during its stint in the rotating presidency. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mo...

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