G-20 summit

Kremlin Insists Trump Will Hold ‘Impromptu’ Meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally canceled his planned G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to Russia’s attack on Ukrainian ships near Crimea last weekend, but the Kremlin insisted on Friday that Putin and Trump will have a “brief impromptu meeting” similar to Putin’s encounters with other summit attendees.

The Associated Press

Five Things to Watch For at the G-20 Summit

The G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday could be the scene of a few momentous encounters as world leaders meet – or refuse to meet – and major strategic conflicts play out. Here are five things to watch for as the summit unfolds.

The Associated Press

China Allows U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Visit Hong Kong

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group arrived in Hong Kong on Wednesday, a friendship visit widely interpreted as an easing of tensions between the U.S. and China just a few weeks after the Chinese refused to allow a U.S. warship to dock in Hong Kong.

US carrier visits Hong Kong amid heightened China tensions

Kremlin Says Trump and Putin Will Meet in Paris After Trump Says ‘Probably Not’

On Monday, President Donald Trump said that even though he and Russian President Vladimir Putin will both be in Paris for the Armistice Day commemoration on November 11, they would “probably not” hold a meeting. The Kremlin on Tuesday contradicted Trump and said Putin does expect to meet briefly with him in Paris.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, looks over towards U.S. President Donald Trump, left, as Trump speaks during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Japan, South Korea, U.S. Agree to Take Lead at G20 Summit on North Korea

In telephone calls ahead of the G20 summit, President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to partner with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and take the lead in the effort to tackle the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles build-up.

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Trump and Putin Discuss Ceasefire in Syria, Refugee Safe Zones, North Korea

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump had his first conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the U.S. attack on a Syrian airbase in early April. There are reportedly plans in the works for a face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany in a few weeks.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

Chinese Officials, White House Staff Screaming on Tarmac Mar Obama’s G-20 Arrival

Shortly after President Barack Obama set wheels down Saturday in Hangzhou, China his National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, members of his entourage, and the press corps tangled with Chinese officials both on the flight line and at the West Lake State House minutes before Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingpin.

Obama Arrives in China