G20 SUMMIT IN BRIEF
1) All members of the G20 reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate deal on Saturday, excluding the United States.
2) China and the US agree to restart trade talks. The US president said that while he would not lift existing import tariffs, he would refrain from slapping new levies on an additional €300 billion worth of Chinese goods.
3) US President Donald Trump on Saturday proposed a weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. If Trump and Kim do meet, it will be for the third time in just over a year.
4) Russian President Vladimir Putin has led repeated attacks against liberal values throughout the G20 summit. EU Council leader Donald Tusk lashed out against Putin’s comments by saying it was, in fact, authoritarianism that was obsolete.
5) British Prime Minister Theresa May confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK last year as the two leaders met at the G20 summit in Japan on Friday.
6) Details surrounding journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death must be shared by Saudi Arabia, Turkish President Erdogan told a news conference at the G20 summit on Saturday. In contrast, US President Donald Trump held a friendly breakfast meeting on Saturday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.