MBS welcomed at G-20; Trump under fire

MBS welcomed at G-20; Trump under fire

MBS welcomed at G-20; Trump under fire

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In a wide-ranging November 30 interview with VOA on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Trump also talked up a new trade deal with USA neighbors Mexico and Canada and suggested he is not very concerned about China's growing global reach.

Trump was attacked for destroying the group's past unity on trade and climate change. The communiqué issued at the end of the Washington meeting highlighted "the critical importance of rejecting protectionism and not turning inward in times of financial uncertainty".

There are many, of course, who won't mourn the decline of the G20, which always focused on trade and macroeconomic issues to the near-complete exclusion of issues such as fighting poverty and promoting human rights.

Blitzer noted to Pompeo that "the Russians have done other very bad things and the President went ahead in Helsinki".

Poroshenko noted that the Russian Federation is a problem not only for Ukraine, but also for the whole world, because no one knows what Putin's next actions will be. The Europeans had yet sought to soothe tensions arising from the arrest Sunday of vessels Ukrainian navy Russian military.

Both leaders faced doses of ostracization and pressure in Argentina.

Trump called off talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit, officially due to outrage over Moscow's naval skirmishes with Ukraine.

Other leaders with whom he will speak in bilateral meetings include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Elsewhere in Buenos Aires, as Argentina goes through a painful economic crisis, tens of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully to denounce the government for spending millions on the summit while the public endures rocketing inflation and unemployment.

"Further on, colleagues in the Baltic states came up with new, still tougher statements, which give hope that we have real friends in Europe", the website said. "I hope that we can meet when the United States side is ready for it", he said. All of a sudden, the soon-to-be Democratic-controlled House of Representatives may be forced to examine anew whether Trump lied his way into high office-a potentially impeachable offense-and whether he is obstructing justice by refusing to appoint a new attorney general after he dismissed Jeff Sessions and removed oversight of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. And he cozied up at Friday's round-table talks to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, somewhat of a fellow outcast at the G-20 over his suspected role in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist. Saudi Arabia has denied that.

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