PM faces fiery G20

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

MALCOLM Turn­bull heads into a G20 sum­mit which is deeply di­vided over how to tackle North Korea’s am­bi­tions and threat­en­ing to frac­ture over global trade.

The Prime Min­is­ter ar­rived yes­ter­day and headed straight to a bi­lat­eral meet­ing with host leader An­gela Merkel be­fore the sum­mit starts to­day.

North Korea has been widely con­demned for test­ing a Hwa­song- 14 in­tercon­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­sile which landed in Ja­panese wa­ters.

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, who has ar­rived in Poland be­fore his first G20 sum­mit, has called on China to “end this non­sense once and for all”.

His am­bas­sador to the UN, Nikki Ha­ley, warned at a UN Se­cu­rity Council meet­ing that Amer­ica would use force “if we must” against North Korea. Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Barn­aby Joyce backed up the US, saying: “No one should ever go too far in test­ing the re­solve of the United States of Amer­ica.”

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