Trying to Downplay the U.S.-European Splits at the G-20 Economic Summit

Obama and European leaders are likely to paper over their differences on how to fight the recession.

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The London summit is not expected to do much to accelerate the Doha round of world trade liberalization talks, which were stalled even before the recession. Says Kati Suominen, an analyst with the German Marshall Fund in Washington, "There doesn't seem to be much of a solid commitment to complete Doha anytime soon."

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