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G20 Summit 2017: On climate, Angela Merkel urges members to cooperate

She faces daunting task of steering the G20 towards a consensus on trade, climate change, migration


German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed fellow Group of 20 (G20) leaders to compromise at the start of talks on climate and trade that have pitted US President Donald Trump against virtually every other country in the club of leading economies. The host of the G20 summit addressed her counterparts on Friday in a hall at the Hamburg convention centre, after video footage showed Trump shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the first face-to-face encounter between the two men. Merkel was shown talking casually with Putin as the leaders entered the hall, then joining ...

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First Published: Sat, July 08 2017. 04:34 IST