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Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Chile has pulled out of hosting two major international summits, including a UN climate change conference, as anti-government protests continue.President Sebastián Piñera said the decision had caused him "pain" but his government needed "to prioritise re-establishing public order".The COP25 climate summit was scheduled for 2 to 13 December, while the Apec trade forum was next month.The UN said it was now looking at alternative venues.World leaders were to gather at this year's Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss the implementation of the Paris Accord - a landmark international climate agreement, first signed at COP21 in December 2015.This is the first time a country has pulled out of hosting the conference at such short no...

U.S., China meeting at G20 summits goes 'well'

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping Saturday during the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires appeared to have gone well, but neither side gave away any details. Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council under Trump, said the meeting had gone "very well," in limited remarks, according to the {link:BBC News. : "" target="_blank"} According to China's state-run Xinhua News Agency, Xi said he was glad that me meet Trump and was looking forward to sharing more views "on issues of common concern." Xi reported added that he believed cooperation was the best option for both countries. Xi said earlier that he believes the leaders of the world's two largest economies "have good ...