Canadian authorities allowed the National Security Agency to spy in the country during the G8 and G20 summits in Ontario in 2010, CBC News reported, citing documents shared by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Germany became the fifth European Union member to sign a statement adopted at the G20 summit in St Petersburg, calling for "a strong response" to the alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet EU ministers on Saturday to rally support for military strikes against Syria, after a G20 summit failed to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue.
Having secured an initial victory at home by winning Senators` backing for his Syria plan, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday headed to Europe in hope of garnering international support for the same.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said on Tuesday that it is unlikely for Chinese and Japanese leaders to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the forthcoming G20 summit due to Japan`s provocative words and moves.
"Aap ka swagat hai" (You are welcome), read a giant billboard en route Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s convoy to his resort hotel as he arrived here half way around the world from India for the G20 Summit.