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'Nobody reads the communique:' Top G20 moments

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Here are some of the top moments and bon-mots from the 2 day meeting hosted by Japan in the city of Osaka

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters wearing masks of world leaders including a giant paper mache Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Donald Trump demonstrate against climate change and coal use as world leaders convene at the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.  Photo by Pak Yiu/AFP

G20 summit shows growing division in climate change deal

Jun 29, 2019 - 5:07 PM

'The US pushed some governments, including Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Turkey, to water down the text,' says Yuki Tanabe of the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters wearing masks of world leaders including a giant paper mache Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Donald Trump demonstrate against climate change and coal use as world leaders convene at the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.  Photo by Pak Yiu / AFP

'Back on track': Trump, Xi agree to resume trade talks

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:28 PM

(UPDATED) Economists say that a lengthy trade war could be crippling for the global economy at a time when headwinds including increased geopolitical tensions and Brexit are blowing hard

China's President Xi Jinping (R) greets US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Uighur leader urges G20 pressure to end China 'genocide'

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Rebiya Kadeer says strong world pressure is essential to free an estimated one million people, mostly ethnic Uighurs, held in internment camps in western China

REBIYA KADEER. Uighur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer (C) speaks during a demonstration flanked by free tibet activists and Hong Kong protesters in Osaka on June 28, 2019 against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong, during the G20 summit. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

May to Putin: Stop 'destabilizing' UK, allies

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The comments come as British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil

FIRST MEETING. Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

With a smile, Trump tells Putin 'don't meddle in the election'

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Vladimir Putin says nothing, but grins in response to the US President's comment

ALL SMILES. Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

'Beautiful harmony': Trump plays nice as divisive G20 opens

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:43 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Host Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, appeals for unity among bickering world leaders, with the long-running trade row between China and the United States threatening to overshadow the event

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Concerns as Merkel suffers new trembling spell on eve of G20

Jun 28, 2019 - 12:00 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's latest health scare comes just hours before she is due to board the plane for Japan, sparking new questions about her health

MERKEL. In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to a party leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, on July 2, 2018. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Hong Kong protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:28 PM

But China has said it will not allow discussion of the protests in Hong Kong at the G20 summit

HONG KONG PROTEST. Thousands of protesters dressed in black take part in a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Trump: China needs trade deal as economy 'going down the tubes'

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:19 PM

'You have another $325 billion that I haven't taxed yet – it's ripe for taxing, for putting tariffs on,' says US President Donald Trump

ON CHINA. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable meeting with conservative leaders at the White House on January 23, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

France's Macron says climate 'red line' at G20

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:27 PM

Emmanuel Macron is speaking in Tokyo on a visit ahead of this week's Group of 20 meeting, where climate change will be among several contentious issues on the table, along with trade and tensions with Iran

MACRON. France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change. File photo by Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

Trade negotiators hold talks ahead of Xi-Trump meeting

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Trump's highly anticipated meeting with Xi is scheduled on the second day of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan

FRIENDS. In this file photo taken on November 9, 2017, China's President Xi Jinping shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

China 'won't allow' G20 discussion on Hong Kong

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:43 PM

'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign country has the right to intervene,' says Chinese assistant foreign minister Zhang Jun

LENNON WALL. This picture taken on June 22, 2019 shows a man taking photographs of artwork and messages in support of protesters opposed to a China extradition law posted on the "Lennon Wall" outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:33 AM

Donald Trump says the leaders had a 'good' conversation, while Xi Jinping says the countries have more to gain by cooperating than by engaging in a protracted battle

TRUMP-XI. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Police officer stabbed ahead of G20 summit in Japan

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The 33-year-old suspect, who denies the charges, possesses an ID document showing he was mentally disabled, an Osaka regional police detective says

STABBING INCIDENT. A police vehicle carrying a man (R) suspected of stabbing a police officer and stealing his pistol at a police box, arrives at Suita police station in Osaka Prefecture on June 17, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:47 PM

G20 member countries commit to reduce plastic waste but gave little detail on how that would be done

G20 says worsening trade wars pose risk to world economy

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM

IMF chief Christine Lagarde says trade conflicts pose the 'principal threat' to the global economic outlook

FINANCE EXPERTS. A woman walks past a banner for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Fukuoka, Japan. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

IMF's Lagarde: Resolving trade tensions 'immediate priority' for G20

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde describes the United States and China's tit-for-tat tariffs as 'self-inflicted wounds that must be avoided'

Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on September 19, 2018. - China on September 18 announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Japan unveils policy to curb plastic waste before G20

May 31, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Japan hopes to cast itself as a leader on curbing marine plastic waste, and will reportedly press for an international agreement to reduce the amount of plastic going into the ocean during the Osaka summit from June 28 to 30

Japan's Abe to visit U.S., France on pre-G20 tour

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The tour from April 22 to 29 will also include stops in Italy, Belgium and Slovakia, a foreign ministry official says

SHINZO ABE. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Canada on June 9, 2018. File photo by Geoff Robins/AFP

Nations still worlds apart at crunch U.N. climate summit

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Far from the goal of reducing global temperature to 'well below' two degrees Celsius, experts urge delegates to act immediately or condemn at-risk nations to prevent worse effects

WORLDS APART. The world is "way off course" in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned as nations gathered in Poland to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming. File Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Trump says China trade talks to end March 1 'unless extended'

Dec 04, 2018 - 11:46 PM

The US president tweets: 'The negotiations with China have already started. Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina.'

WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAN DEAL. US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China media lauds 'momentous' trade truce but questions linger

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Asian stock markets open higher after US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina at the weekend to hold off on imposing new tariffs while negotiators seek a deal

G20. US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) along with members of their delegations, hold a dinner meeting at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. and China in trade tariffs truce after tense G20 summit

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump withdraws his threat to raise the US tariffs even more on January 1, in return for a promise from China to buy more US goods and enter into a 90-day period of talks to resolve their differences

TAX SUSPENSION. US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

G20 summit shows strains over climate change

Dec 02, 2018 - 10:18 AM

A final communique adopted at the summit says all G20 members, except the United States, agreed to implement the 'irreversible' Paris Agreement on climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE. The Paris Agreement on climate change aims to prevent the worst-case scenarios of global warming. Photo from Shutterstock

Erdogan takes Saudi prince to task, demands extraditions

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly criticizes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

EXTRADITION CALL. Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants extraditions of suspects behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. File photo by Adem Altan/Agence France-Presse

Trump, Xi trade war dinner went 'very well' – White House advisor

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Both US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping express optimism over finding a solution to their ongoing trade war

TRADE WAR TALKS. US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) along with members of their delegations, hold a dinner meeting at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires on December 1 2018.Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China, U.S. showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

Dec 01, 2018 - 4:29 PM

US President Donald Trump sounds upbeat about making progress with Chinese President Xi Jinping after weeks of dire warnings

G20 PLENARY. A handout picture released by G20 Summit's Press Office shows a general view of the plenary hall prior during a session of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018. Photo by G20 Press Office/AFP

Modi pursues yoga diplomacy at Argentina G20 summit

Dec 01, 2018 - 5:00 AM

Stepping away from the sealed security zone and ceremonial pomp of the Group of 20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about the value of yoga

FOR PEACE. People take part in a yoga session, during the 'Yoga for Peace' event, which will be attended by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Legal problems back home dog Trump at G20 summit

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:54 PM

US President Donald Trump's G20 summit gets off to a rocky start with new allegations of hidden links to Russia overshadowing what he had hoped would be a triumphant burst of trade diplomacy

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

[ANALYSIS] G20 showdown? U.S. calls out China

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:35 PM

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G20 opens under assault from Trump on collective action

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Shortly before the summit kicks off, Donald Trump's 'America First' charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA

G20. View of the Obelisk as Corrientes Avenue remains without traffic due to security measures ahead of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Noviembre 29, 2018. Photo by Alberto Raggio/AFP

Trump heads to G20 summit primed for new conflicts

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The weekend summit is confronted with increasingly dire warnings of the potential harm faced by the world economy from Trump's trade wars

FRACTIOUS. File photo of US President Donald Trump during the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada.  Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. slams harmful China trade policies, threatens auto tariffs

Nov 29, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'China's aggressive, state-directed industrial policies are causing severe harm to US workers and manufacturers,' says US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

TRADE. In this file photo, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) attends the Asia-Pacifics Economic Cooperation (APEC) 23rd Ministers responsible for Trade Meeting at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 20, 2017. File photo by AFP

Saudi prince in Argentina as G20 summit tensions brew

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:40 PM

US President Donald Trump's trade war with China is a dominant theme at the weekend summit but one sideshow is how leaders deal with the presence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

CROWN PRINCE. File photo of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is known by his initials MBS. AFP photo

Trump says may cancel Putin meet after Ukraine-Russia sea clash

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of this week, but that may not happen because of a confrontation at sea between Russia and Ukraine

-- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2018 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.  Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Trump faces China trade showdown, Russia, Saudi tensions at G20

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Trump is due to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires for a working dinner at the Group of 20 summit

G20 MEETING. In this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

U.S. calls on China, EU to make tariff concessions

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:29 PM

'We share a desire to have a more balanced relationship and the balanced relationship is by us selling more goods (to China),' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

TRADE. n this file photo taken on April 21, 2018 US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin holds a press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, DC. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on July 12, 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Russia brushes off possibility of G8 return

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Russia is 'working fine in other formats' such as the Group of 20, says Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

The power of truth: The U.S., Philippines, and the Paris Agreement

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Climate change is too big an issue for us to allow one country to hold the global community hostage and paralyzed in inaction Fortunately the world at the G20 summit didn’t have to be told

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MARAWI BATTLE. In this file photo, Philippine Marines help in the military offensive against the Maute Group in Marawi City on June 9, 2017. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion at G20

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:41 AM

UPDATED The disclosure raises questions about what the pair talked about who was present and why the meeting was not previously disclosed

TRUMP AND PUTIN. US President Donald Trump (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

SAKSIKAN: Janji Presiden Macron yang akan berkunjung ke Indonesia

Jul 16, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Macron mengaku bangga terhadap Presiden Jokowi dan rakyat Indonesia

KE INDONESIA? Presiden Emmanuel Macron dalam VLog nya bersama Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo berjanji akan berkunjung ke Indonesia dalam beberapa bulan ke depan. Foto: screen shot Youtube

Palace on G20 Summit: Duterte doesn't need approval of others

Jul 11, 2017 - 2:40 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it s not President Rodrigo Duterte s style to attend economic fora like the G20 Summit

Snubbed? ASEAN chairman Duterte wasn't invited to G20 Summit

Jul 10, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The ASEAN chairman is usually invited to the prestigious international forum

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the presidential plane upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2016. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:50 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump s eldest son admits meeting a Russian lawyer to get dirt on his father s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton thrusting the White House deep into another Russia related scandal

DONALD TRUMP JR. This file photo taken on April 17, 2017 shows Donald Trump, Jr., son of US President Donald Trump, attending the 139th White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:20 PM

G20 countries manage to avoid a total bust up with Donald Trump over climate change leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement

AT THE SIDE. US President Donald Trump takes his place for the family photo on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP