G20 Summit Highlights: PM Narendra Modi Meets Merkel, Seeks UK's Help In Return Of Economic Offenders

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G20 Summit Highlights: PM Narendra Modi Meets Merkel, Seeks UK's Help In Return Of Economic Offenders

G20 Summit 2017: PM Narendra Modi at the BRICS leaders' meet in Hamburg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Germany for the G20 summit, an annual forum that sees heads of state and government address issues relating to global economy, international trade and the regulation of financial markets. Prominent members attending this year's summit include US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the side-lines of the summit, China in a statement said that there will be no bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Chinese president Xi. The leaders, however, will be in the same room as part of a smaller session of BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit this year also witnesses massive protests.  Protesters say, G20 has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace.
 

Here are the live updates from the G-20 summit:


 


Jul 08, 2017
20:20 (IST)
And it's a wrap. PM Modi is seen leaving for New Delhi from Hamburg. 

Jul 08, 2017
20:17 (IST)
US President Donald Trump wins key concessions on climate and trade, in exchange for preserving the unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies, reports news agency AFP.
Jul 08, 2017
17:24 (IST)
United States First Lady Melania Trump tweeted an image of world leaders at the summit.

Jul 08, 2017
17:05 (IST)
Jul 08, 2017
17:05 (IST)
Jul 08, 2017
17:03 (IST)
Jul 08, 2017
17:03 (IST)
As Their Navies Meet For Malabar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe Review Ties
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe reviewed the progress in bilateral ties, including important projects, during their meeting - eight months after the two nations inked a landmark civil nuclear cooperation pact." itemprop="description
Jul 08, 2017
17:01 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets UK PM Theresa May

Jul 08, 2017
15:32 (IST)
Jul 08, 2017
15:31 (IST)
PM Modi and other leaders at the second day Plenary Session of 12th G-20 Summit 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

Jul 08, 2017
15:29 (IST)
Jul 08, 2017
13:17 (IST)
Jul 08, 2017
13:14 (IST)
Bilateral talks between India and South Korea:

Jul 08, 2017
04:53 (IST)
Russian President interacts with US First lady Melania Trump

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US First Lady Melania Trump attend the banquet after a concert.

(AFP Photo)


Jul 08, 2017
04:22 (IST)
Social media favourite Trump wasn't not too far behind either

For instance, look how he pulls French President Macron following a handshake as G20 host Merkel looks on

via GIPHY



Jul 08, 2017
04:17 (IST)
If that didn't bring smile to your face, this might...

Two men, who make waves where ever they go. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged each other at the summit.

Little did they know, that this would find many fans on social media


Jul 08, 2017
03:58 (IST)
But the clear winner is Merkel's effortless eyeroll that is ruling Twitter

Some on the worldwide web believed that the Chancellor was reacting as Putin tried to mansplain something to her


Jul 08, 2017
03:54 (IST)
After Merkel, Putin seems to take charge in the conversion

Her reaction is unarguably priceless. (AFP Photo)


Jul 08, 2017
03:50 (IST)
What's up there? - Merkel womansplains Putin

The German Chancellor Merkel explains some concept to Russia's Putin as he innocently looks on during a working session on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg


Jul 08, 2017
03:44 (IST)
G20 moments between Angela Merkel and Putin capture social media

Photographers had a field day capturing animated interactions between German Chancellor and G20 host, Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Here are a few of them:

1. Putin evidently distracted looking at Merkel during a photograph as Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in the middle of the two leaders. (AFP Photo)



Jul 08, 2017
01:08 (IST)
G20 leaders assemble at Elbphilharmonie for a concert

Jul 07, 2017
22:58 (IST)
G20 leaders pledge joint crackdown on terrorism, vow to eliminate safe havens in every part of the world.
Jul 07, 2017
22:57 (IST)
G20 asks private sector, including communication firms, to join fight against radicalisation by curbing internet misuse for terror propaganda.

- Encourages collaboration with industry to provide lawful access to available information where necessary to counter terror threats.
- Leaders pledge joint crackdown on terrorism, its financing; vow to eliminate safe havens in every part of the world.
- We will address in close coordination the evolving threats and potential vulnerabilities in aviation security systems
- Will ensure terrorists are brought to justice; border agencies to enhance cooperation to detect travel for terror purposes
- G20 to facilitate swift and targeted exchange of information between intelligence, law enforcement and judicial authorities


Jul 07, 2017
22:53 (IST)
G20 leaders to be forthcoming on climate change action; says cooperation required in world of opposing realities: PM Modi
Jul 07, 2017
21:23 (IST)
Delighted to meet you, PM Justin Trudeau. Our discussions today will add more vigour to the India-Canada friendship: PM Modi
Jul 07, 2017
20:40 (IST)
Building ties with Cananda
Jul 07, 2017
20:26 (IST)
Donald Trump's First Face-To-Face Meeting With Vladimir Putin

"We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everyone concerned," Donald Trump said as he held his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin. "It's an honour to be with you."

Putin to Trump: "I'm delighted to be able to meet you personally Mr President. And I hope as you have said, our meeting will yield concrete results."
Jul 07, 2017
20:16 (IST)

Jul 07, 2017
19:44 (IST)
GST will create a unified market of 1.3 billion people and build resilience: PM Modi at Session on global growth and trade

- The rise in protectionism threatens gains from globalization.#G20 must speak in one voice to support &sustain a regime of openness.
- Growth and development for all in India central to our pursuit of economic prosperity.
- We are ready to carry forward fight against black money and corruption. Hope that G20 will assume leadership to act on all important issues.





Jul 07, 2017
19:40 (IST)
Xi Jinping Calls For 'Peaceful Settlement Of Regional Disputes'

Chinese President Xi Jinping today urged the BRICS countries to push for "peaceful settlement" of regional disputes, amidst a standoff between India and China at the border near Sikkim and Beijing's growing assertiveness in the disputed South and East China seas.

The Chinese leader, who presided over the meeting, also called on the BRICS countries to "push for peaceful settlement of regional conflicts and disputes, and to consolidate the role of the G20 mechanism as the premier platform for international economic cooperation," the report said.

Jul 07, 2017
19:30 (IST)
Take a look again, as Putin and Trump shake hands. This their first meeting in months after the intense speculation on their relationship. Trump was seen gripping Putin's right hand before patting his arm several times, in a video that was first posted on Facebook. Later, he casually slapped him on the back in an apparent gesture of friendliness.

Jul 07, 2017
19:19 (IST)
See Donald Trump's first handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the world has been waiting for


Jul 07, 2017
19:03 (IST)
PM Modi in bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of G-20 Summit.

Jul 07, 2017
18:51 (IST)
Here is another picture from the G-20 Summit in Hamburg as German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks


Jul 07, 2017
18:48 (IST)
PM Modi With World Leaders - All Smiles In One Frame


Jul 07, 2017
18:06 (IST)
Here are PM Modi's engagements for the evening:
 
18.30:
Bilateral with Japan
19.00:
Working Session II on Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy
20.00: Bilateral with Canada
22.30: Concert at Eliphilharmonie

Jul 07, 2017
17:17 (IST)
Melania Trump 'Trapped in Hotel'

US First Lady Melania Trump is stuck inside her guesthouse in Hamburg due to anti-G20 protests on Friday, her spokeswoman told German news agency DPA, which was confirmed by US sources.

A programme of events in the northern Germany city involving Trump and other spouses has had to be severely curtailed because of the demonstration, other sources said.



(File photo)
Jul 07, 2017
17:13 (IST)
Smoke on the water: Hamburg under siege for G20

Cars torched, delegations' tyres slashed and flares fired at helicopters: Hamburg is living up to its militant reputation with activists giving the G20 a hostile welcome -- and in imaginative ways.
Jul 07, 2017
17:09 (IST)

Jul 07, 2017
17:06 (IST)

Jul 07, 2017
17:04 (IST)
Terrorism Is The Biggest Challenge Today: PM Modi At G20 Leaders' Retreat

  1. - Very important to understand terrorism before action
  2. - PM welcomes plan of action in G20 on Counter Terrorism and presents 11 point action agenda for it
  3. - Terrorism has many names but shares the same ideology


Jul 07, 2017
17:03 (IST)

Jul 07, 2017
17:00 (IST)
Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin In First Showdown At Fractious G20

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin exchanged a handshake for the first time on Friday as they arrived for the G20 summit in Germany, the Kremlin said.
Jul 07, 2017
15:57 (IST)
Amid Border Standoff, China's President Xi Jinping Praises India At BRICS Meet
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged words of praise today while speaking at an informal meeting of BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in Germany's Hamburg where the two-day G20 summit is being held. As they had entered the room for the meeting, the two leaders shook hands and greeted each other."
Jul 07, 2017
15:44 (IST)
At the informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, PM Modi emphasised that it was necessary to work together for sustained global economic recovery. He also referred to the reforms carried out by his government, including implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "BRICS has been a strong voice and needs to show leadership on terrorism and global economy," Prime Minister Modi said.
Jul 07, 2017
15:44 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged leaders from the BRICS nations to show leadership in fighting terrorism and boosting global economy even as he asked the G-20 nations to collectively crackdown on terror financing, safe havens, "support and sponsors" of terrorism.



Jul 07, 2017
15:39 (IST)
Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciates India's strong resolve against terrorism and success on economic growth: Ministry of External Affairs
Jul 07, 2017
15:38 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for expediting efforts to establish BRICS rating agency
Jul 07, 2017
15:38 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised full cooperation and best wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the upcoming BRICS Summit in China.
Jul 07, 2017
15:36 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for collective crackdown on terror safe havens as well as those supporting and sponsoring terrorism. Prime Minister Modi also called for a "collective voice" against protectionism, especially regarding skilled professionals, at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.
Jul 07, 2017
14:48 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold meetings with leaders of countries like Canada, Japan, and the UK on the sidelines of the Summit. "The prime minister is visiting Hamburg from July 6-8 for the G-20 Summit. His pre-planned bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Summit are with Argentina, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, ROK (Republic of Korea), the UK and Vietnam," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said on Thursday.
Jul 07, 2017
14:47 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi had said that the world leaders would review progress on decisions since the Hangzhou Summit last year and deliberate on issues of terrorism, climate, sustainable development, growth and trade, digitisation, health, employment, migration, women's empowerment, and partnership with Africa.
Jul 07, 2017
14:47 (IST)
Prior to the Summit, PM Modi had said he was looking forward to "engaging leaders from other G-20 countries on the vital issues affecting our world today that have a bearing on economic growth, sustainable development, and peace and stability".

Jul 07, 2017
14:46 (IST)
While counter-terrorism and economic reforms will dominate the discussions, the G-20 Summit will also discuss issues like free and open trade, climate change, migration, sustainable development and global stability.
Jul 07, 2017
14:45 (IST)
At least 30 protests are expected to be held ahead of the G-20 Summit that may attract thousands of people, including from anti-capitalist groups. Local authorities expect these protests to remain peaceful and around 15,000 police personnel will be deployed to protect the venue. Besides, nearly 4,000 personnel will keep a tab on the airport and train security.
Jul 07, 2017
14:45 (IST)
While Hamburg happens to be city of birth for Summit host Angela Merkel, it is also known as an 'anti-establishment bastion' of Left-wing radicals.
Jul 07, 2017
14:43 (IST)
Fighting terrorism, climate change and global trade are expected to be the key areas of discussion at the two-day Summit, whose theme is 'Shaping an Inter-connected World'. The meet is taking place at a time when differences have emerged among several leaders expected to be present -- mostly on publicly stated views of US President Donald Trump -- including on issues like climate change and open trade.
Jul 07, 2017
14:42 (IST)
Hamburg has been converted into a fortress for the Summit, which is being attended by 4,800 journalists from more than 67 countries.
Jul 07, 2017
14:42 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi will participate in the leaders' retreat and the sessions on Global Growth and Trade and on Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy. Later in the evening, he will attend a concert for leaders at Elphilharmonie.
Jul 07, 2017
14:41 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi reached Hamburg last evening and has bilateral meetings lined up with various leaders, including from Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.
Jul 07, 2017
14:40 (IST)
Outside the Summit venue, there were violent protests by various rights groups, including anti-capitalist groupings. The police had to resort to water canons, tear gas and pepper spray.
Jul 07, 2017
14:39 (IST)
The G-20 Summit began today in the port city of Hamburg as world leaders assembled to discuss fight against terrorism and ways to improve open trade while Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his counterparts from the BRICS bloc. While host German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the leaders to open the 12th G20 Summit, a separate meeting of BRICS leaders took place on the sidelines.
Jul 07, 2017
14:37 (IST)
Jul 07, 2017
14:33 (IST)
Jul 07, 2017
14:27 (IST)
German Chancellor welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the G-20 Summit in Hamburg.


Jul 07, 2017
07:54 (IST)
All Eyes On Trump-Putin Dynamics As They Meet For First Time At G20

Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp differences over Russia's actions in Syria and Ukraine, and allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election.


Jul 07, 2017
06:09 (IST)
US Isolated Over Climate, Says G20 Host Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel has said that the talks on the issue would "not be easy" with Trump, who has once called climate change a Chinese hoax.


Jul 07, 2017
03:31 (IST)
Trump, Merkel meet ahead of G-20 summit

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet on the eve of what is likely to be the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade.
(AFP Photo)


Jul 07, 2017
02:54 (IST)
PM Modi received in Hamburg by Deputy Mayor Katharina Fegebank

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chats with Hamburg's deputy mayor Katharina Fegebank.
(AFP Photo)




Jul 07, 2017
02:51 (IST)
The G20, founded in 1999, comprises a mix of the world's largest and emerging economies, representing about two-thirds of the world's population, 85 per cent of global gross domestic product and over 75 per cent of global trade.


Jul 07, 2017
02:38 (IST)
At least 13,000 protesters joined the main march in Hamburg. These included around 1,000 black-clad anarchists, police said. Up to 20,000 police officers from across Germany are on hand.
(Reuters photo)


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