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G20 meeting avoids thorny trade question: Schaeuble

Washington - A high-level Group of 20 finance ministers meeting on Friday avoided discussing trade matters, even as governments on both sides of the Atlantic remain locked in tense negotiations on commerce.

US signals softer stance on Paris climate pact: EU official

Montr - A US envoy has signaled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact, a European official said at a summit in Canada on Saturday.

US says it will withdraw from Paris accord without more favorable terms

Montr - The White House pushed back Saturday at a European suggestion it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting Washington will withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favorable terms.

Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord

Montr - Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

Anti-G20 rioter jailed in Germany in first trial

Hamburg - A 21-year-old Dutchman was handed jail time by a German court Monday in the first trial over violent riots against the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, local media reported.

Merkel stands by Hamburg G20 despite violent protests

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she stood by her decision to hold a G20 summit in Hamburg even after it was marred by street protests that turned violent."Things happened that were unacceptable.

German minister compares G20 rioters to 'neo-Nazis, terrorists'

Berlin - Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday compared the far-left and anarchist radicals who rampaged through the G20 summit host city of Hamburg to "neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorists".

Third night of G20 clashes between police, protesters

Hamburg - Fresh clashes erupted early Sunday in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, police said.

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

Hamburg - G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement -- but at the cost of risky concessions.

Trump cuts isolated figure on world stage

Washington - During a difficult visit to Europe Donald Trump appeared out of sync with traditional allies, struggling to show that unorthodox strategies toward rival powers Russia and China can deliver results.

Erdogan threatens not to ratify Paris climate accord

Hamburg - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Saturday that his country would not ratify the Paris climate accord, speaking at the end of the G20 summit in Germany.

Putin eyes new era of cooperation under Trump

Hamburg - President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve under Donald Trump and that the American president is "very different" in real life compared to on TV.

G20 launches plan to fight poverty in Africa

Hamburg - G20 nations launched an unprecedented initiative Saturday at the group's summit in Germany to fight poverty in Africa, but critics called the plan half-hearted.

From Melania to Merkel's eye-roll: Five G20 moments

Hamburg - From US First Lady Melania Trump's travails to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's facial twitches, here are some of the moments that livened up this year's G20 summit in Hamburg.

US envoy Haley says Trump confronted Putin head-on over meddling

Washington - The US ambassador to the United Nations insisted Saturday that President Donald Trump had confronted Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin head-on over allegations of election interference, adding, "Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections.

Ivanka sits in for Trump at G20

Hamburg - For a moment Saturday the United States was represented by another Trump on the world stage, when the president's daughter Ivanka took a seat among a table of G20 leaders in Germany.

Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

Hamburg - World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies.

G20 summit: the highlights

Hamburg - US President Donald Trump's first G20 summit wrapped up Saturday in Germany, marked by violent clashes outside and political discord inside.

Putin says Trump 'very different' in real life

Hamburg - President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he expects Russian-US cooperation will improve under Donald Trump and that the American is "very different" in real life.

Merkel says 'deep differences' with Erdogan remain

Hamburg - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that "deep differences" remain between her and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Ivanka sits in for Trump at G20

Hamburg - For a moment at the G20 summit on Saturday the United States was represented by another Trump, when the president's daughter Ivanka took a seat at the table of world leaders.

Germany's G20 street chaos puts political heat on Merkel

Hamburg - Raging street battles that marred Germany's G20 summit have sparked a political fight over how Hamburg could descend into "mob rule" and why Chancellor Angela Merkel chose a hotbed of leftist militancy as the venue.

Trump eyes swift UK trade deal, says state visit to go ahead

Hamburg - US President Donald Trump said Saturday his controversial state visit to Britain will go ahead, adding that he was hoping for a "very powerful" trade deal with London "very, very quickly".

Pope warns of 'dangerous alliances' among G20 powers

Rome - Pope Francis said Saturday that the G20 summit in Germany "worries" him because of the potential for "very dangerous alliances" among world leaders, with particularly dire consequences for migrants.

Trump wins key climate, trade concessions at stormy G20

Hamburg - US President Donald Trump won key concessions on climate and trade Saturday from world leaders at the most fractious G20 summit to date, in exchange for preserving the unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies.

G20 nations vow terror funding crackdown

Hamburg - The G20 group of major economies agreed Friday to redouble efforts to tackle the financing of extremist groups, in a rare point of agreement during a fractious summit in Germany.

German policeman fires 'warning shot' on sidelines of G20 demos

Hamburg - A German officer fired a warning shot in Hamburg on Friday evening as anti-G20 protests raged in the German city for a second straight evening, police said."A police officer was attacked by several violent people..

In first talks, Trump presses Putin on meddling

Hamburg - Donald Trump pressed Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday on allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election in their eagerly-awaited first face-to-face talks, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

G20 draft statement shows 19-against-US split on climate

Hamburg - World leaders at the G20 summit acknowledged US President Donald Trump's divergent stance on climate change, according to a draft communique seen by AFP Friday.

Tusk calls on G20 leaders to be 'less cynical' in migrant smuggling fight

Hamburg - EU President Donald Tusk on Friday called on G20 leaders to be "less cynical" in the fight against human trafficking, urging countries to back a proposal that would levy UN sanctions against migrant smugglers.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Closing Ceremony at the Chambre de commerce et d industrie de Paris
Closing Ceremony at the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of th...
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit; creating a ghost town in some areas of the city.
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Clowning it up at the G20 summit in Toronto, June 2010, inches from the riot squad
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
The security zone in Toronto for the G20 a week before the summit begins.
The security zone in Toronto for the G20 a week before the summit begins.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.
Police search a man s bags during the G20.
Police search a man's bags during the G20.
Toronto security officials removed all garbage cans from areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20...
Toronto security officials removed all garbage cans from areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit. Officials are concerned about protesters throwing garbage cans and other loose items not bolted to the ground.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of th...
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core a...
Toronto officials have erected a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence around areas of the downtown core ahead of the G20 Summit.