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Heads of state will meet for a ‘Virtual G20’ summit in a few hours to work out a global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It comes as markets crash, supply chains falter, and a worldwide economic downturn looms.
German activists have published photos of Berlin police officers online seeking additional information on the officers. Authorities launched a probe while the police union condemned them as “extremists” trying to “stir up hatred.”
German media are protesting over the authorities’ sudden decision to cancel the accreditations of 32 journalists for the G20 summit. The government cited security reasons for the annulment.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has lashed out at Chancellor Angela Merkel over the G20 riots, accusing her fellow Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politicians of “passing the buck” by calling on Hamburg’s mayor to resign.
Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has dismissed claims of Donald Trump’s incompetence as “delusional trash,” and says the Russian president had a “pleasant” meeting with his US counterpart at the G20 summit in Hamburg.
US President Donald Trump has tweeted that “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia,” citing a ceasefire negotiated for southwest Syria as proof that this is possible.
Ankara will respond decisively to any threats on its borders, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared at the end of G20 summit in Hamburg, warning against any push by the Kurds to secure their own independent region.
US President Donald Trump said he had an “excellent” meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 in Hamburg, despite speculation of growing tensions between the two powers over how to deal with North Korea.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, saying, the world can “only benefit” from better relations between Moscow and Washington.