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G20 summit backs WTO reform ahead of Trump-Xi trade talks

Business Dec 2, 2018

G20 summit backs WTO reform ahead of Trump-Xi trade talks

The leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday backed an overhaul of the global body that regulates international trade disputes, ahead of high-stakes talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at defusing a trade war. The Group of 20 ...

Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders ramp up pressure

World Dec 2, 2018

Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders ramp up pressure

Russian leader Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed U.S. President Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina. Putin said he explained Moscow's position to Trump when the leaders ...

G20 cuts pledges to 'fight protectionism' amid U.S.-China trade war

Business Dec 2, 2018

G20 cuts pledges to 'fight protectionism' amid U.S.-China trade war

Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday warned that the ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions have been hurting the global trading system but shied away from incorporating the traditionally used phrase "fight protectionism" in their communique. As the U.S. administration of President Donald ...

G20 summit shows strain over climate change

World Dec 2, 2018

G20 summit shows strain over climate change

Strain over climate change marked the end of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina on Saturday as the United States celebrated what it called a victory for its holdout stance. A final communique adopted at the summit in Argentina said all other G20 members ...

Snubbed by Trump, Putin charms other players at G20

World / Politics Dec 1, 2018

Snubbed by Trump, Putin charms other players at G20

Russia is putting on a brave face after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly junked a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It's all about internal U.S. politics and "anti-Russian hysteria," Russian officials shrug. But Trump's snub was a clear kick to Putin just as he ...