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Trump has his way on climate change, trade
US President Donald Trump won key concessions on climate and trade in exchange for preserving the unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. In a final statement agreed by all 20 economies, 19 members including Russia, China and the European Union acknowledged Trump's decision to go his own way on taking the US out of the 2015 Paris climate accord. While renewing a key anti-protectionist pledge, the communique for the first time underlined the right of countries to protect their markets with "legitimate trade defence instruments". Such wording gives room for Trump to push on with his "America First" policy.
G20 calls for open markets, favourable trade environement
G20 leaders have committed to keep markets open, focus on reciprocity and non-discrimination, fight protectionism and unfair trade practices. In a statement, they said they recognised legitimate trade defence instruments and will promote favourable environment for trade and investment. They called for removal of market distorting subsidies, and said they will seek global cooperation to tackle excess capacity in industrial sectors. The leaders acknowledged that malicious use of information and communications technologies can endanger financial stability. G20 also called for completion of IMF quota reforms and a new quota formula by 2019.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday said it may take time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program, but at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said he was confident Washington and Beijing could eventually reach a successful conclusion. Trump, who has urged Xi to use China's economic leverage to pressure Pyongyang, said appreciated what Xi has done.
Digitisation both an opportunity and a risk: PM Modi
During a session on Digitalisation, Women’s Empowerment & Employment, PM Modi says digital world represents opportunities but also risks. The PM spoke of India’s journey to low-cost world-class tech and highlighted the adoption of integrated approach under National Cyber Security Policy. He also expressed a strong personal conviction for gender empowerment, saying there is no real growth without empowering women.
Violence Continues Outside G20 Venue
Anti-capitalist Black Bloc militants, many hooded in black, moved to the front of a demonstration against the G20 summit of global leaders in the port of Hamburg, raising fears of a third day of violence. After a night of rioting in which radicals looted shops, hurled objects and set alight street barricades, the city centre was in lock down with luxury shops along the main streets barricaded up and many protected by security guards.At least 40,000 people has gathered and police in riot gear lined the streets. The anti-globalisation ATTAC movement, which is organising the march, said it expected about 100,000 people to attend.
Trump Promises $639 million in food, humanitarian aid
US President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in funding for humanitarian programmes, including $331 million to help feed starving people in four famine-hit countries - Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. Trump's pledge came during a working session of the G20 summit of world leaders in Hamburg, providing a "godsend" to the U.N. World Food Programme, the group's executive director, David Beasley, told Reuters on the sidelines of the meeting.
G20 leaders compromise on trade, at odds on climate: EU source
G20 leaders, including US President Donald Trump, have reached a compromise on the wording of a final summit statement on trade but remain at odds on climate change, according to an EU source. On trade they will commit to fighting protectionism but will also allow "legitimate" measures to protect their markets, the source said on the final day of the talks in Germany. The outcome represents a compromise with Trump who wants to do more to protect domestic companies from foreign competition through his "America First" policy. However on climate change negotiators remain at loggerheads following Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate accord, the source said.
Ivanka Trump sits in for Donald Trump at G20 meet
For a moment at the G20 summit on Saturday, the United States was represented by another Trump, when the president’s daughter Ivanka took a seat at the table of world leaders. The 35-year-old former fashion model sat around the table with Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Angela Merkel and Theresa May, diplomats and the White House confirmed. The incident fuelled long-standing allegations of nepotism against the US leader, who has put family members in top White House positions. A White House official told AFP that Ivanka had been at the back of the room but "briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out."
PM Modi's pitch on counter terrorism
Sherpa Arvind Panagariya says the joint statement on fighting terror was to be an annexure to G20 declaration but India pitched for it to be a separate statement. MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said counter terror steps remained in focus during all discussions of PM Narendra Modi with European leaders at G20 Summit.
Broad consenus at G20 on growth reforms
Economic Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray said there is a broad consensus at G20 on global growth revival; communique to emphasise on structural reforms. “G20 leaders have agreed on IMF quota reforms implementation by 2019; international tax cooperation on financial matters stressed upon,” he says.
PM Modi: G20 must facilitate tech and financial inclusion in Africa
At a session on Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health, PM Narendra Modi says G20 must walk the talk to facilitate tech & financial infusion in Africa. Modi highlighted India’s multi-layered development partnership with Africa as priority and policy, including building capacity & improving social, physical & IT infra. He mentioned India's new health policy against emerging challenge of Anti-Microbial Resistance, as well as Swachh Bharat and yoga for preventive healthcare. “Dealing with forced external migration calls for debate and cooperative policy framework. Must distinguish it from legal migration,” says Modi.
Donald Trump confirms UK visit, hopes for powerful trade deal
US President Donald Trump said his controversial state visit to Britain will go ahead, adding that he was hoping for a "very powerful" trade deal with London "very, very quickly". At a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit in Germany, Trump said they would have "tremendous talks." Any negotiations for such an accord would further drive a wedge between Britain and the European Union which has warned London against striking any separate agreement before its divorce from the bloc was complete.
US President Donald Trump walked up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "an impromptu interaction". Arvind Panagariya, sherpa for India at the Summit, tweeted about the "interaction", along with pictures of the two leaders and others just before start of the second day of working sessions of the G20 Summit.
PM takes up Mallya Hunt with UK
Vijay Mallya, the fugitive liquor baron sought by India for defaulting on several bank loans amounting to nearly Rs 9,000 crore, is facing a hearing before the Westminster Magistrates Court in London for the hearing in his extradition case. India and the UK have an Extradition Treaty, signed in 1992, but so far only one extradition has taken place under the arrangement Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel, who was sent back to India last October to face trial in connection with his involvement in the post-Godhra riots of 2002.
PM Modi invites Norway Pension funds to invest in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invites Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who gifted him a symbolic football. Continuing his series of bilateral meetings here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. He held a bilateral meeting with President of Argentina Mauricio Macri.
US President Donald Trump has praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the "fantastic job" organising the G20 summit, despite violent protests that blocked his wife Melania for hours. Merkel organised the summit "so professionally and without much interruption despite a few people (who) seemed to follow your G20s around," said Trump, telling Merkel that she has "been amazing and done a fantastic job.
18 Jan, 2019 | India in Australia AUS vs IND 230/1048.4 overs 234/349.2 oversIndia beat Australia by 7 wickets
15 Jan, 2019 | India in Australia AUS vs IND 298/950.0 overs 299/449.2 oversIndia beat Australia by 6 wickets
12 Jan, 2019 | India in Australia AUS vs IND 288/550.0 overs 254/950.0 oversAustralia beat India by 34 runs
11 - 14 Jan, 2019 | Pakistan in South Africa SA vs PAK 262/1077.4 overs 185/1049.4 oversSouth Africa beat Pakistan by 107 runs
11 Jan, 2019 | Sri Lanka in New Zealand NZ vs SL 179/720.0 overs 144/1016.5 oversNew Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs