Friday, July 07, 2017

Tough First Summit Day in Hamburg - Der Spiegel

Negotiations have been difficult on the first day of the G-20 in Hamburg with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying there is "still a lot of work" to be done. Meanwhile, protests and violence continue throughout the city. Follow all the developments on our rolling blog.

Angela Merkel's verdict on the first day of the G-20 is in: there's still "a lot of work to do" on the major issues of climate protection and world trade, the chancellor said.

But she also had some success to report: apparently everyone agreed on the basic aims of the fight against terrorism: better intelligence exchange between partners, more effective financial asset freezing measures, and a more concerted effort to shut down terrorist content on the internet. 

Russia and the U.S. have produced contradictory accounts of the two-hour meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, during which the U.S. president brought up the vexed question of Russian interference in last year's U.S. presidential election.

While U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that the two countries may never agree on what happened, his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov said that Trump had accepted Putin's denial that Moscow had interfered. Russia also demanded the U.S. produce any evidence they had. - Read More

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