G20 summit 2017 LIVE: Donald Trump faces Merkel and Putin as tensions boil between nations

Friday, July 7, 2017
By Paul Martin

THE G20 summit, an international meeting between heads of states, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s leading economies is taking place in Germany’s Hamburg today.

Fri, Jul 7, 2017

Angela Merkel is hosting the group of 20 during the start of two-day meetings
Talks will be focussed on climate change, the growing threat of North Korea, trade and the migrant crisis
Theresa May is poised to challenge Donald Trump after he abandoned the Paris climate agreement
President Trump will meet Vladimir Putin later this afternoon for the first time since he became US leader

Talks are set to be fractious with the global threat from North Korea high on the agenda, while the summit continues to be blighted by angry protests by thousands against Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Theresa May touched down in Germany last night alongisde her husband Philip for the 12th summit, where she is expected to challenge US President Donald Trump over climate change after he dragged the US out of the Paris agreement.

The Prime Minister is also to issue a rallying cry to word leaders telling them to develop technology in a bid to crack down on “lone wolf” terror attacks.

President Trump is set for an awkward meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after he criticised Russia for its “destabilising” behaviour in Poland yesterday.

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