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G20 foreign ministers warn Trump against US isolationism

US President Donald Trump must be wary against leading the United States into isolation, warned foreign ministers Friday as they concluded a two-day meeting of top diplomats from the world's major industrial and emerging nations.

Germany, France dampen expectations for Syrian peace talks in Geneva

German and French foreign ministers on Friday played down expectations of a breakthrough at peace talks in Geneva next week aimed at ending the bloody Syrian war.

Tillerson: US will work with Russia when it benefits Americans

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday the Trump White House was ready to work with Moscow but warned the Kremlin that it must implement peace efforts in eastern Ukraine.

Trump team's Russia contacts under scrutiny as Tillerson meets Lavrov

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Bonn on Thursday amid a new political storm over reports that Trump's campaign team and associates had contact with Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Germany's Schaeuble warns Britain against becoming a tax haven

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday warned Britain against trying to become a tax haven on exiting the European Union.

G20 agriculture ministers push to save water

The agriculture ministers of the world's 20 largest industrial and emerging nations (G20) in Berlin on Sunday called for greater efficiency in water usage and a reduction in the use of controversial antibiotics in agriculture.

Merkel looks to a sceptical Trump to bolster free trade policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she will seek support from US president-elect Donald Trump in promoting free trade policies among the world's leading economies.

Germany takes over the G20 presidency at a time of global uncertainty

Germany hopes to head off the threat of populist nationalism by promoting joint global action when it takes over the Group of 20 leading economies. But will its agenda be upended by the rise of Donald Trump and the risks unleashed by Brexit?

Sanctions won't be lifted on Russia over Ukraine, Obama says

US President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that sanctions will remain in place until Moscow changes course on Ukraine.

Communique: G20 sees itself as well prepared for fallout from Brexit

The Group of 20 leading advanced and emerging countries see themselves well prepared for possible negative effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and other global uncertainties, according to a draft of the G20 summit communique seen by dpa on Monday.

Merkel, Putin speak about Syria, Ukraine on sidelines of G20

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke in person late Sunday for nearly two hours on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in China.

G20 leaders to agree to join Paris climate deal as soon as possible

All members of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies are expected to join the first universal action plan to mitigate the impacts of climate change, according to a late draft of the G20 summit communique seen by dpa on Sunday. 

US won't apologize for seeking press access in China, Obama says

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the US and China had experienced "friction" over US insistence of media inclusion during the G20 leaders summit, but said he would not apologize for standing up for a free press.

Juncker: EU-US trade deal remains a priority

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that the trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and United States remains a priority, in spite of rising skepticism about it success.

Obama pledges help bringing Turkey coup plotters to justice

US President Barack Obama told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday that the US would offer full support to Turkey in bringing the perpetrators of the recent coup attempt to justice.

Obama to May: US won't let Brexit hurt US-British relations

US President Barack Obama on Sunday offered assurances to British Prime Minister Theresa May of the enduring US-British alliance in the first meeting between the leaders since May took office in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Merkel expects travel ban to Incirlik base in Turkey to be lifted

Chancellor Angela Merkel expects a Turkish travel ban keeping German parliamentarians from visiting German soldiers at the Incirlik air force base in Turkey to be lifted shortly.

May warns of "difficult times ahead" for UK economy

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that the UK faces "difficult times ahead" as the country prepares to leave the European Union, the British news agency Press Association reported.

Xi Jinping: China still a major "growth engine" for the world

Hangzhou, China (dpa) - Despite slowing economic growth, Chinese president Xi Jinping thinks China continues to be a driver of the global economy.

China blocks major civil society groups from monitoring G20 summit

The host of this year's G20 summit has "broken precedent" by denying leading civil society organizations the ability to monitor and comment on events inside the venue's media centre, activists charge.

US, China join Paris climate agreement, urge others to follow

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping entered their countries into the Paris climate agreement on Saturday, pushing forward global efforts to curb climate change.

China sends 2 million residents on vacation in G20 makeover

Ahead of the G20 summit set to begin this weekend in Hangzhou, more than 2 million residents of the eastern Chinese city have went on vacation

G20 says it is prepared for Brexit, but concerned by steel dumping

The fallout from Brexit will not be unsurmountable, the finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.

G20 says global recovery weaker, prepared for impact of Brexit

The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers expressed concern on Saturday about the impact of Britain's exit from the European Union and the attempted coup in Turkey, but pushed ahead their focus on more equitable global tax systems.

Turkish deputy premier says country will abide by democratic rules

Turkey will continue to follow democratic rules, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Saturday, following a failed coup and declaration of a state of emergency. 

G20 threatens "defensive measures" if tax havens fight transparency

The Group of 20 (G20) major advanced and emerging economies are calling for "all countries and jurisdictions" to meet global standards for financial and tax transparency by mid-2017.

Western leaders agree on the extension of sanctions against Russia for six months

The decision was made despite an increasingly vocal calls for closer co-operation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the fight with members of the group Islamic State (IS) after the attacks in Paris on 13 November, which killed 130 people.