Putin hits back as Trump fuels G20 tensions

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Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said trade talks were moving forward and nations were continuing to work on climate change wording. Ahead of the G20 summit, Sanders talked about China's "predatory" policies, taking Argentine officials aback. -China trade war, and is more likely an indication that the conflict is set to intensify, rather than deescalate.

The summit is focused on trade, but all eyes are on Trump's meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping, which will be held on Saturday night local time.

"The G-20 Leaders' Summit is at risk of falling into disarray with the summit being overshadowed by items not on agenda", said Thomas Bernes of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canada-based think tank.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Saudi officials have blamed the killing on rogue agents and denied the crown prince had knowledge of the operation.

The summit marks a quick return to the global stage for the Prince Mohammed after the kingdom came under fire for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate.

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, who is also the term president for the summit, welcomed the guests including 19 world leaders and European Union representatives.

The US-China trade war has eclipsed the two-day G-20 gathering with the world wondering if Trump and Xi can reach a truce on a dispute that has rattled markets.

"Many people look at us and have doubts regarding these summits and what they're good for".

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Despite Trump's dismissal of concerns about global warming, China, France and the United Nations came together Friday to pledge their support for the Paris climate accord. Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler arrived in Buenos Aires on Wednesday under a cloud of controversy over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

The dinner scheduled for Saturday evening has been cast as a key encounter that could help the two leaders ease the trade tensions, or it could end in stalemate.

Morrison said Australia and the USA "have always been the greatest of friends".

Current and former White House officials told the AP that Trump had at time expressed his frustration about overseas travel, and they have cut short his trips to please him.

He wrote: "Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russian Federation, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was supposed to get in to Buenos Aires early Friday, but her arrival was delayed when her plane suffered a technical problem.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would be robust when she talks to Prince Mohammed, urging him to hold a full and credible investigation into Khashoggi's killing and hold those responsible to account.

"China should change its practices and come into the community of responsible trading nations", Kudlow said, stressing that he considers the U.S. economy in far better shape than China's to weather a prolonged trade war.

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