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G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

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Leaders of 19 nations at the G20 summit in Germany have renewed their pledge to implement the Paris deal on climate change, despite the US pulling out.Deadlock over the issue had held up the last day of talks in Hamburg but a final agreement was eventually reached.It acknowledges President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement without undermining the commitment of other countries.The compromise comes after violent protests in the host city.The joint summit statement released on Saturday said: "We take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris Agreement."However, the leaders of the other G20 members agreed the accord committing nations to restrict global temperature increases was "irreversible".In her closing news conference, German...
G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters

World
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePolice and protesters have clashed in the German city of Hamburg where the G20 is due to start on Friday.The violence began when police charged masked demonstrators at a "Welcome to hell" march attended by 12,000 people.At least 15 police were hurt and three were being treated in hospital, police said. There were no figures for the number of demonstrators injured.World leaders including US President Donald Trump are in Hamburg for talks on a wide range of issues.Police fired water cannon and pepper spray at masked protesters, who hurled bottles, stones and flares.Decoding Trump's off-script remarksOrganisers cancelled the march where the first clashes took place, but protesters remained on the streets and police said violence spread to other area...