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Public's Interest Is Changing Climate Politics

Rise of Green parties has moved global warming up the priority list for nations

(Newser) - As world leaders arrived in Scotland for the UN climate conference, great strides against global warming may have seemed unlikely, given the vague promises made the day before at Rome's G20 summit. But climate activists have been here before, the Washington Post reports, going back to the first such...

G20 Nations Take a Step Against Burning Coal

Leaders avoid strong commitments on other actions to fight climate change

(Newser) - Leaders of the world's biggest economies reached a vague agreement in Rome on Sunday to achieve carbon neutrality "by or around mid-century," while taking a more concrete step against the burning of coal. The G20 nations did not establish a deadline for ending the domestic use of...

Trump Returns to G20, Rails Against Paris Accord

But Joe Biden plans to rejoin the global climate pact

(Newser) - President Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the US economy, not save the planet, the AP reports. "To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and one-sided Paris...

Trump Tees Off After Brief G20 Appearance

The president pledges to work 'with you ... for a long time'

(Newser) - President Trump hit the links Saturday as G20 leaders grappled with the pandemic and America logged a record 198,500 new daily infections, the Guardian reports. The G20 summit's online "Pandemic Preparedness" event featured leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and South...

Major World Leaders to Meet Virtually to Talk Coronavirus

G20 nations will try to coordinate a response

(Newser) - Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus. The meeting for the Group of 20 nations will be chaired by Saudi Arabia's King Salman. The kingdom, which is presiding over the G20 this year,...

Trump 'Angry' on Khashoggi, but Crown Prince a 'Friend of Mine'

President says Mohammed bin Salman is doing a 'spectacular job'

(Newser) - While most world leaders gave Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman the side-eye at the G20 summit held in Osaka, Japan, the crown prince had at least one attendee in his corner: US President Trump. The Wall Street Journal reports Trump's "rare endorsement" of bin Salman came during...

Trump Jokes With Putin About Election Meddling

'Don't meddle in the election,' he tells him

(Newser) - With a smirk and a finger point, President Trump dryly told Russia's Vladimir Putin not to "meddle in the election" in their first meeting since special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia extensively interfered with the 2016 campaign. It was the first time the leaders had met since...

'Let's Go': a Deal to Change 'Trade Landscape Forever'

US, Mexico, Canada sign USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA

(Newser) - President Trump has joined the leaders of Mexico and Canada to sign a revised North American trade deal. Trump gathered with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of Friday's G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The three sat a table, pens...

Trump Cancels Putin Meeting
Trump Follows Through
on Putin Threat

Trump Follows Through on Putin Threat

Cancels G-20 meeting over Russia's seizure of Ukraine's ships

(Newser) - President Trump on Thursday followed through on his threat to cancel the meeting with his Russian counterpart that was planned for this week. After Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian ships , Trump said he would no longer meet Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. "...

Saudi Crown Prince to Risk Arrest at G20

Argentine prosecutors reviewing request to lay charges

(Newser) - Mohammed bin Salman has a very good reason to skip the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this week. Should he arrive as planned on Friday, Argentine prosecutors are considering charging Saudi Arabia's crown prince with war crimes and torture related to mass civilian casualties in military operations in Yemen,...

Trump Slams 'Sick' Reports of 2nd Putin Meeting

White House says it was just a brief conversation

(Newser) - President Trump says his previously undisclosed one-on-one with Vladimir Putin was no secret and no big deal—and the media is "sick" for suggesting otherwise. Trump reportedly spoke to Putin for around an hour after leaving his seat during a couples-only dinner with other leaders during the G20 summit....

Trump Defends Seat Switch With Ivanka at G20 Summit

'Very standard,' he says

(Newser) - It's another busy morning for President Trump's Twitter feed, and one issue to which he's devoted tweets is a defense of daughter Ivanka. The Trumps caused a stir over the weekend at the G20 summit in Germany when Ivanka took her father's seat at a formal...

Hamburg Empties Out After G20 —Save the Rioters

Anti-globalization protests continue a 3rd night even after leaders go home

(Newser) - Anti-globalization activists rioted for a third night in Hamburg early Sunday even after Group of 20 leaders had already left the northern Germany city. Police again used water cannon trucks against rioters attacking them with iron rods and pavement blocks. They arrested 186 protesters and temporarily detained another 225 people....

Putin: In-Person Trump Not the Same as TV Trump

Russian president also thinks Trump accepted his election-interference denials

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin came away from his two-hour-plus meeting with President Trump Friday in Hamburg, Germany, with some definite impressions—notably, that the Trump we see on TV may not bear much similarity to the Trump behind the scenes, the Hill reports. "Trump on television very much differs from the...

Ivanka's 'Somewhat Unusual' G20 Move Has Internet Abuzz

First daughter took President Trump's place at table during meeting of world leaders

(Newser) - President Trump stood out Saturday as the only G20 leader not offering his support for the Paris climate agreement , but that wasn't the only buzzworthy happening in Hamburg with the name "Trump" attached to it. Per Bloomberg , when the president slipped away from a meeting on migration that...

G20 Leaders Shut Trump Out on Climate Change

Other world leaders continue to back Paris climate accord

(Newser) - World powers lined up against US President Donald Trump on climate change Saturday, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming. The final statement of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, underlined that the other countries and the European Union supported the Paris climate agreement rejected...

Trump Meets With Xi Jinping, Calls Out North Korean 'Menace'

More from the G20 summit

(Newser) - President Donald Trump assailed North Korea as a "problem and menace" Saturday as he met with Asian allies on the sidelines of an international summit to find consensus on next steps after Pyongyang's recent test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. "Something has to be done about it,...

World's Eyes on Trump, Putin Meeting
Why Meeting With Trump
Could Be 'Win-Win' for Putin
THE RUNDOWN

Why Meeting With Trump Could Be 'Win-Win' for Putin

Trump says they have 'much to discuss'

(Newser) - The world's eyes are on Hamburg, where G20 leaders are meeting—and where Vladimir Putin and President Trump shook hands for the first time Friday. The two will hold a much-anticipated one-on-one meeting later in the day. Trump tweeted early Friday that he is looking forward to all his...

Poland's Right-Wing Leadership Excited for Trump Visit

He'll likely get a warm welcome from populist government

(Newser) - The G20 summit may not be much fun for Donald Trump, what with the angry protesters making noise between his possibly difficult meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But he'll have a bit of a buffer beforehand as he first visits Poland, where he'...

Trump, Putin to Officially Meet
It's Official:
Trump, Putin
to Meet in
Germany
THE RUNDOWN

It's Official: Trump, Putin to Meet in Germany

The world will be watching Friday

(Newser) - In what is sure to be a closely watched event, President Trump will have his first official meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Announced by a Russian official Tuesday, and later confirmed by the White House, the meeting will take place as the leaders attend the G20 summit...

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