Tag Archives: G20

Trump Announces 90-Day Trade War Truce With China

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is hitting pause in the escalating trade war with China after a meeting with President Xi Jinping. Just a day after Trump threatened to bludgeon China by doubling U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods, the White House said a planned increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on Jan. 1 will not …

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Trump Ditches G20 Presser “Out Of Respect” For GHWB

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has postponed a press conference designed to tout the “great success” of the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina, citing the death of former president George H.W. Bush. Via Twitter, the president said on Saturday that he would wait until after his return to the United States to brief the press on the confab of …

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Hackers Greet Each Other Warmly At G20 Summit

Each one a hacker in a different way, of course. Newsweek reports: Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman own President Donald Trump and can do whatever they want. The comment was made in a tweet attached to a video of the Russian and Saudi leaders …

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Trump Schedules Impromptu G20 Meeting With Putin After Russia Says He Canceled Over Cohen Scandal

CNN reports: Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his meeting with Putin, blaming Russia’s refusal to release Ukrainian navy ships and sailors seized during a maritime clash on Sunday. But on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova suggested the “US domestic political situation” was the real reason the meeting was spiked, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported. “Was the …

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Kremlin Reacts To Trump Canceling Meeting With Putin: This Just Gives Us More Time For “Useful Meetings”

Newsweek reports: Moscow has said that President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would give the latter more time to attend other talks with world leaders. “We are flying to Argentina. So far, we have only seen the tweet and the media [on Trump cancelling the meeting with Putin]. We have no official information,” …

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Trump Abruptly Cancels G20 Meeting With Putin

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina. Trump blamed the cancellation on the failure of Russia to return ship and sailors recently seized from Ukraine. But the announcement of the scuttled meeting came an hour after he told reporters that he would probably …

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Trump At G20 Summit: The Only Bad Thing Ivanka Has Going Against Her Is That She’s My Daughter

The New York Daily News reports: President Donald Trump is praising his daughter, Ivanka, and acknowledging the challenges he’s added to her life. In a rare, self-deprecating moment, the president said Saturday during remarks in Hamburg, Germany that he’s been proud of his eldest daughter from “day one.” He says, “If she weren’t my daughter it would be so much …

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Trump: My Meeting With Putin Was “Tremendous”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday called his highly-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit “tremendous,” marking his first public comments since the gathering. The president, however, declined to offer any clarity on the differing accounts from the U.S. and Russia that have since come out of the two-hour long meeting. On Friday, Tillerson said …

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Ivanka Sits In For Trump At G20 Summit

The Hill reports: Ivanka Trump briefly took her father’s seat at a G20 Summit session on Saturday, sitting next to world leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin. A photo posted to Twitter by a Russian G-20 representative shows Ivanka sitting at the table in place of President Trump. Cabinet officials usually replace the president …

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Putin And Trump Laugh At G20 Summit Reporters After Putin Says, “These Are The Ones Who Insulted You?”

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a laugh at the expense of journalists covering the G-20 summit in Germany on Friday. The two leaders were chatting with each other ahead of their two-hour meeting when the press was asked to leave the room. As the reporters made their exit, Putin gestured to them and …

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Rex Tillerson: Officials Sent In Melania To Break Up Overlong Meeting With Putin, But “Clearly She Failed”

The Washington Examiner reports: First Lady Melania Trump was sent into President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to get the two leaders to wrap it up after their scheduled 30-minute meeting ran for more than an hour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday. She was unsuccessful; the meeting lasted more than an hour longer after …

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REPORT: Chechnya Resumes Anti-Gay Detentions

Buzzfeed News reports: The detention of LGBT people has resumed in the Russian republic of Chechnya, where dozens of gay men were reportedly tortured or killed by authorities earlier this year, according to the activist group Russia LGBT Network. The independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported that around 100 people had been kidnapped in the crackdown in April, but …

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Putin To Trump At G20 Summit: “I’m Delighted To Meet You” (Totally Doesn’t Look All That Delighted) [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump called it an “honor” to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time and said he looked forward to positive things happening in the relationship between the former Cold War rivals. “Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Putin who …

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Trump Sidelined By Protocol For Official G20 Portrait

You KNOW he hated this. The Hill explains: In the Group of 20 (G-20) “family photo,” the longest-serving leaders are positioned closer to the center with the host nation’s leader directly in the center — leaving President Trump on the edge next to French President Emmanuel Macron in the images taken in Hamburg, Germany. Protocol for the traditional family photo …

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GERMANY: Trump And Putin Meet For First Time

The Telegraph reports: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met for the first time after months of intense speculation about their relationship – and Mr Trump appeared to give the Russian leader slap on the back. The highly anticipated handshake happened earlier and was caught on camera by journalists at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. A …

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