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As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

The US president met the Australian prime minister at the G20 summit in Argentina and the leaders spoke about trade in their first ever meeting.

Mr. Donald Trump will also meet Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Friday and is expected to participate in the signing of the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, known as T-MEC.

But a senior Argentine official told The Associated Press later that the "adjective used by Sanders is too strong and doesn't reflect" Argentina's relationship with Beijing.

The balloon is now drifting above the Plaza del Congreso, Buenos Aires, where the president landed on Thursday to begin critical talks held as part of the G20 summit.

In typical Trump style, the U.S. President said that while he is ready and "open to making a deal", he expects that China is the party most eager for a new trade arrangement.

With a major United Nations meeting on climate change starting in Poland straight after the G20, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said in Buenos Aires that "this is a make-it-or-break-it moment".

Meanwhile, two men under heavy criticism from the West lately - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - appeared to seek refuge in each other, bonding with a tough-guy hand grab as the leaders sat down around a huge round table for talks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most searched leader on the search engine after US President Donald Trump.

"We're working very hard".

Morrison said Australia and the U.S. "have always been the greatest of friends".

Saudi officials have blamed the killing on rogue agents and denied the crown prince had knowledge of the operation. -China trade dispute to the conflict over Ukraine.

Manchester United players ignoring my instructions - Jose Mourinho
You need that aggression and intensity in the midfield, which, to be honest, we don't have". Frustrating would also aptly describe Victor Lindelof's injury setback.

Despite Trump's dismissal of concerns about global warming, China, France and the United Nations came together Friday to pledge their support for the Paris climate accord.

A joint declaration is expected to be published at the end of the summit on Saturday.

In a pre-G20 report, the International Monetary Fund said the auto tariffs could cut three-fourths of a percent off the global economy.

As the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires approaches, there is widespread speculation on whether or not U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping will be able to cut a deal that might ease trade tensions between the two powerful countries.

Trump canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, citing Russia's ongoing detention of Ukrainian ships and sailors.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would be robust when she talks to Prince Mohammed, urging him to hold a full and credible investigation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was to miss the summit's opening after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne due to what she called a "serious" a technical problem.

"I think we're very close to doing something with China but I don't know that I want to do it", Trump told reporters.

Argentina has deployed around 25,000 police officers and soldiers to prevent violence similar to that seen during last year's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, when hundreds of police officers were injured.


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