US Isolated as India, Other G20 Members Back Paris Climate Pact

Stormy G20 ends with gestures for Trump on climate, trade

On the eve of the summit of the leaders of the world's top 20 economies, a protest march in the northern port city by 12,000 people quickly got out of hand.

"Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it's going very well", Mr Trump told reporters while sitting alongside Mr Putin at the start of the talks, which were open to the media.

Violent clashes between protesters and police are taking place in the streets outside the venue, with dozens left injured.

The leaders also called for completion of the IMF quota reforms and a new quota formula by 2019.

"In the light of differentnational circumstances and, to this end, we agree to the G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth", the communique said.

Thousands are protesting capitalism, climate polices and globalization, among other issues. President Trump has taken America out of the agreement.

The United States has long been the largest donor to the WFP.

Members of the "Color the Red Zone" protest said they were trying to make it difficult for G20 participants to travel to the talks.

All day, Hamburg held its breath.

Christian, a protest organizer who also declined to give his surname, said the "point is to disturb the G20", adding: "It's not right that a few countries get to decide what happens to the rest of the world at this summit".

Stormy G20 ends with gestures for Trump on climate, trade

The US and Russian leaders say they want to repair ties damaged by crises including Russia's alleged meddling in the US election.

"However, I can foresee that the sherpas have a lot of work ahead of them tonight to hammer out the communiqué on trade, and I hope that they will present us with a good result tomorrow". Protest organizers had told CNN they would try to storm police barricades around restricted areas.

In her summit opening statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "We are all aware of the great global challenges".

Trump in June announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, saying the deal agreed by more than 190 nations unfairly benefited countries like India and China.

Mr Trump's choice of words aimed at Russia in his Warsaw speech suggests he recognises the political danger of being seen as too close to Mr Putin, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent James Robbins says.

"Merkel declares climate war on Trump", reported the German newspaper Bild some days ago.

Merkel illustrated an everyone-versus-the-US scenario late Friday.

Trump met with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday and said he expected the two nations to ink a "powerful" trade deal soon.

A police spokesman said only small numbers of far left or anarchist protesters were involved in violence, with the majority of an estimated 100,000 demonstrators in the city remaining peaceful.

These German leftist radicals and 'climate Jihadists' do not represent an impoverished or disenfranchised minority.

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