IHT: G-20 Pact Has New Rules and Commitments of $1.1 Trillion
Al Jazeera: G20 pledges $1 trillion in funds
USA Today: G-20 to give $1 trillion to IMF, World Bank
The Times: Gordon Brown says G20 will give world $1 trillion boost
Le Monde: G20 : plus de 1 000 milliards de dollars pour la relance et l'aide aux institutions financières
However, the lead on Le Monde’s International page is Paradis fiscaux : la liste noire de l'OCDE comprend le Costa Rica et l'Uruguay. This is all about how the G20 was attacking tax havens (I love ‘paradis fiscaux’) So although Sarkozi and Merkel didn’t walk out (and claimed that the summit was a success) the French, as usual, have their slant on things.
The Times on-line version had as it’s third story Zimbabwe's MDC ministers accept official Mercedes cars. This relates how the all of the new MDC ministers in the coalition government have now accepted official $50,000 Mercs. To quote the story
The Mercedes Benz has long been the symbol of sleaze and rapacity among Zimbabwe’s ruling elite under President Mugabe, who proclaims his supremacy with a $500,000 bombproof model S600L. As with the parasitic waBenzi class in most of Africa, they bled the country’s treasury to be able to roar down potholed roads
and past ordinary people deprived of food, homes, medicine
and education. "The thing about driving a Merc is that it is not just a
different car — it is a different planet. How can you be in touch with the people in a Mercedes?" one senior MDC official, now a minister, asked at the time.
Any guesses about the height of £1T?