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G-20 Shut Trump Out on Climate, Strike Deal on Trade

Posted July 10, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(David McHugh & Geir Moulson – Associated Press)

World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

The Group of 20 summit that ended Saturday in Hamburg also revealed tensions on trade, as the U.S. administration and international partners forged a deal that endorsed open markets but acknowledged countries had a right to put up barriers to block unfair practices

The summit’s final statement made clear that the other countries and the European Union unanimously supported the Paris climate agreement rejected by Trump. They called the deal to reduce greenhouse gases “irreversible” and vowed to implement it “swiftly” and without exception. Click here to read more.

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