Trump Cancels News Conference, Still Plans Dinner With Xi

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US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend at the G20 summit conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2018.

The Chinese leader said that Beijing wants to hold the G20 nations together - a remark that came despite the deep divide between the U.S. and China.

PM Modi also said that terrorism, radicalism and financial crimes are the biggest threats facing the world today, before proceeding for a meeting with Chinese premier Xi Jinping where both leaders underlined the need for even closer bilateral ties.

Apart from trade and climate change, Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels has drawn condemnation from other G20 members, while the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the summit has raised an awkward dilemma for leaders.

She eventually took off on a flight from Madrid bound for Buenos Aires on Friday.

"Australia has always been a successful trading nation and that's how we will continue to ensure the prosperity for our people", Morrison told reporters after landing in Buenos Aires on Friday morning.

Trump has imposed import taxes on $250 billion in Chinese products.

The US metals tariffs have caused a storm because they are based on what Washington says are national security concerns, which makes them exempt from WTO rules.

Trump and Moon, meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, "reaffirmed their commitment to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization" of North Korea, Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

The meeting with Xi comes after a victory for Mr. Trump on trade.

Buenos Aires -A Sino-US showdown on trade loomed Saturday as G20 leaders wrapped up tense summit talks with a rare show of unity over the death of former president George Bush.

"I think this is an issue that Trump cares a lot about and is going to use when he campaigns for 2020", Ms O'Neil said. The Kremlin said it was willing to be "patient" in arranging a meeting with Trump.

Oil and other commodities could potentially finally stabilize following the G20 summit, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Jeff Corrie. It added that market participants were "intensely focused on the leaders' meeting as a potential inflection point in the escalating economic tensions" between the US and China.

"Given the role that Turkey has played in this, given that the murder happened at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, this will be an interesting meeting", said Willis Sparks, director of global macro politics at Eurasia Group.

Trump on Tuesday threatened to cancel his planned talks with Putin at the G20 summit, but the Kremlin said it still expected the encounter to go ahead.

"I think the worst of it is that the conflict between China and the U.S.is again showing the limits of multilateral institutions, in particular the World Trade Organization", Roberto Bouzas, an worldwide relations and economics professor at the Universidad de San Andres, tells VOA. Putin used the time set aside to meet with Trump to pow-wow with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

" The French presidency said that Macron spoke to the prince about the killing of Khashoggi and the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen, where millions are on the brink of starvation in what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis". "I think I understood you better in your language than I did on this, but that's OK", Trump told Macri and then dropped his earpiece on the floor.

But French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were greeted only by a couple of airport workers.

The US president began Friday with another Twitter blast defending his past business dealings in Russian Federation, a day after his ex-lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in the context of an investigation into allegations that Putin's government meddled to help elect Trump to the White House.

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