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Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

London - Organisers of next week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury.

Warning to Davos: world 'sleep-walking' into climate disaster

London - The risks of catastrophic weather and flooding from climate change top the list of concerns for business leaders heading into next week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

May says further Brexit talks with EU in coming days

Apo - Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that Britain and the EU would hold more talks in the coming days, denying reports that bloc leaders refused her plea for reassurances on her Brexit plan.

EU backs modest eurozone reform despite French push

Apo - EU leaders will approve a modest list of euro single currency reforms on Friday that are a far cry from the vast overhaul to the European project sought by France.

EU leaders rebuff May's plea over Brexit deal

Apo - EU leaders rebuffed a plea by Theresa May on Thursday to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, warning she must set out exactly what she wants -- and announcing they would step up contingency plans in case the deal collapses.

Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted summit with Gulf rivals

Apo - Qatar's emir skipped a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with fellow Arab Gulf leaders whose boycott of the small but energy-flush neighbour has sparked a major regional diplomatic row.

US, China agree to trade war ceasefire, more talks

Buenos Aires - US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place.

China, US hail trade truce but key obstacles still remain

Shanghai - Donald Trump and Xi Jinping each got something out of hitting pause on a trade war that threatens both of their economies, but analysts stressed that the tenuous truce does little to address the core sticking points of their economic rivalry.

Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Buenos Aires - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.

G20 summit shows strains over climate change

Buenos Aires - Strains over climate change marked the end of the G20 summit in Argentina Saturday as the United States celebrated what it called a victory for its holdout stance.

War will continue so long as Ukraine government stays: Putin

Buenos Aires - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he saw no end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine "as long as the current authorities remain in power.

Erdogan takes Saudi prince to task, demands extraditions

Buenos Aires - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saturday that Saudi Arabia extradite suspects in the killing in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taking to task the kingdom's crown prince who was basking in his quick return to the world stage at ...

Putin: Russia, Saudi agree to renew oil output cuts

Buenos Aires - President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Russia and OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia had agreed to renew a pact on oil production cuts, as crude prices slump on global markets.

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

Buenos Aires - A dinner meeting Saturday between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss their growing trade war went "very well," White House top economic advisor Larry Kudlow said.

Under-fire Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Buenos Aires - Russian President Vladimir Putin said he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis Saturday as he came under pressure over Moscow's robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.

US and China in trade tariffs truce after tense G20 summit

Buenos Aires - The United States and China on Saturday announced a ceasefire in their tariffs war, hours after US President Donald Trump upended another international forum by snubbing G20 action on trade disputes and climate change.

George H.W. Bush and Trump — a study in presidential contrasts

Buenos Aires - One US president talked softly, the other harangues. One built international coalitions, the other tears them up. One was a war hero, the other avoided battle.One was called George H.W. Bush and the other, Donald Trump, is in the White House today.

US to keep aiding Saudis in Yemen despite furor: Pompeo

Buenos Aires - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Saturday that the United States would continue supporting Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen, despite rising outrage over the kingdom.

Trump goes it alone on trade, climate at tense G20

Buenos Aires - US President Donald Trump, ahead of a tariffs showdown with China, diverged with G20 partners at summit talks Saturday in refusing to back global action on climate change and by watering down past pledges to fight trade protectionism.

MBS mingles with G20 leaders as Trump fuels summit tensions

Buenos Aires - Fissures on trade, climate change and Ukraine divided world leaders Friday as US President Donald Trump came under sustained fire and Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler came in from the cold at G20 talks.

Countering China: US, Japan and India push for open Asia

Buenos Aires - The leaders of the United States, Japan and India met jointly Friday for the first time and called for open navigation in Asia, a show of unity with China clearly in mind.

Trump reaffirms second North Korea summit plan

Buenos Aires - US President Donald Trump reaffirmed Friday in a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that he wants a second summit with North Korea's leader, the White House said.

Saudi prince back on stage to Putin delight, Macron warning

Buenos Aires - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman showed himself to be no pariah Friday at the G20 summit, with a beaming Vladimir Putin welcoming him but European leaders warning him over the killing of a dissident journalist.

Russia scandal dogs Trump at G20 summit

Buenos Aires - US President Donald Trump's G20 summit got off to a rocky start Friday with explosive new allegations of improper links to Russia overshadowing what he had hoped would be a triumphant burst of trade diplomacy.

MBS mingles with G20 leaders as Trump fuels summit tensions

Buenos Aires - G20 leaders on Friday opened annual talks rent by the deepest divisions since their first summit 10 years ago, as US President Donald Trump came under fire and Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler came in from the cold.

World leaders welcome Saudi prince at G20, Putin delighted

Buenos Aires - World leaders including a beaming Vladimir Putin welcomed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday at the G20 summit, showing he was no pariah less than two months after the murder of a dissident journalist by a Saudi hit team.

Merkel set for late G20 arrival after 'serious' plane troubles

Berlin - Germany's air force said Friday a serious technical problem on Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane had forced an emergency landing and delayed her arrival at the G20 summit by more than 12 hours.

Trump quarrels infuse tense G20 summit

Buenos Aires - G20 powers geared for summit talks on Friday in a deserted Argentine capital, after an incident-packed buildup dominated by controversies pitting US President Donald Trump against Russia and his combative stance on trade and climate change.

Ukraine attempts anti-Putin protest at G20

Buenos Aires - A Ukraine government plan to embarrass Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit failed Thursday when an Argentine company refused to erect a protest poster outside the meeting.

Macron has no escape from 'yellow vest' at G20 summit

Buenos Aires - Heading to a G20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron may have hoped for some respite from swelling protests at home that have adopted yellow vests as their emblem.
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