The G20 video call: In virus era, even summits are virtual

LONDON (AP) — The face-to-face tension among foes was gone. So was the in-person camaraderie among allies. Like much else in the time of coronavirus, governing as a global leader attending high-level summitry has been upended. Thursday’s virtual meeting of the Group of 20 nations, with more than a dozen heads of state participating, was less a global summit. Instead, it was more of a high-powered conference call. It lasted about 90 minutes, the same as a standard soccer match, instead of the usual two days.