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Published: Wed, July 05, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Authorities Arrest Several Anti-G20 Protesters Ahead of Summit

Authorities Arrest Several Anti-G20 Protesters Ahead of Summit

The BRICS leaders' informal meet will at least ensure the two leaders meet away from the formal G20 summit and give them the opportunity to directly speak to each other.

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with German and Italian leaders on Monday, a White House official said, ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 leading economies this week that could expose his sharp differences with world powers on trade and other issues.

"The president said that he looks forward to helping Chancellor Merkel make the summit a success", according to a statement from the White House.

Chinese state media said Xi told also Trump "negative factors" have affected U.S.

She also said the USA exit from the 2015 Paris climate pact had made Europe "more determined than ever" to make the accord a success.

Since 1979, the United States has recognized China's official position that Taiwan is part of China. Last week, US announced actions against a Chinese Bank, which is alleged to be involved in dealings with North Korea and announced arms sales worth $1.4 billion, a move that has been criticized by China.

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In the conversation with Abe, the White House said both leaders were united on increasing pressure on North Korea to "change its unsafe path" and the United States and Japan are ready to respond to "any threat or action taken by North Korea".

The summit will kick off on Friday with a leader-level discussion behind closed doors on terrorism, at which Mr Turnbull will call for cyberspace to be treated just as seriously as the battlefield in countering Islamic State.

More than 30 anti-capitalist protests are expected.

The gathering outside city hall took place in parallel with protests by canoeists on the nearby river Alster, while in the port of Hamburg, Greenpeace staged a climate demonstration near a ship laden with coal.

About 21,000 police officers from across Germany have been sent to protect the meeting of the representatives of the world's 20 largest economies, Euronews.com reported.

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