Putin denies Russian meddling in 2016 election in meeting with President Trump

Putin denies Russian meddling in 2016 election in meeting with President Trump
Putin denies Russian meddling in 2016 election in meeting with President Trump
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08 Julio, 2017

"But we need to say with one voice to Silicon Valley and its emulators: 'You have got to find a way to ensure that these wonderful platforms are not used as dark places for criminals and terrorists to hide'".

The pope is urging leaders of the Group of 20 nations to make the poor and refugees a priority of their summit.

"There are alarming signals, the situation is getting aggravated, the police must protect the basic rights, now these rights are defied by people ready to use violence", the representative of the Berlin police union said.

The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told reporters in Hamburg that police there "couldn't provide clearance for us to leave". Around 4800 journalists from around the world are covering the event, with the summit highly choreographed with little left for chance.

She also said most participants called for "free but also fair trade", describing the discussions as "very difficult". Non contentious issues such as, action on future health epidemics, global taxation perhaps, money launderings may feature.

It's worth noting that Merkel and Putin aren't known to have the best of relationships. An officer deployed from Cologne said she sympathized with some of the activists' complaints - but not their unwillingness to obey warnings to clear the streets.

The so called, "diplomatic process"?

Negotiators worked through the night in an attempt to reach a compromise on the wording of the summit statement - which is expected later on Saturday. The goal of the G-20, the pope noted, "is to peacefully resolve economic differences". Hamburg has a vibrant squatter scene that developed in the 1980s.

"President Putin and I have been discussing various things and I think it is going very well", Trump said. Trump extends his hand and a smiling Putin takes it. Trump pats the Russian president's arm with his left hand during the greeting. When police attempted to separate a group of "black bloc" activists from the roughly 12,000 people who had assembled to protest inequality and economic greed, authorities met a hail of rocks and bottles. The Kremlin said they would look at the prospects for a buildup of bilateral trade, all the more so that its volume grew in the first quarter of this year.

Some pictures of protests would have you believe they're universally violent.

Peskov, Putin's spokesman, said the Russian president took Trump's comments from Poland "into consideration" as he prepared for conversation.

How did Angela Merkel square the circle of friendship?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is battling to prevent US President Donald Trump undermining the world leaders' united front on climate change. Who knows? This suited everybody.

President Putin hoped to get some leverage from this one to one meeting, with President Trump to remove this exclusion.

President Trump, in return, wanted President Putin to put in a word to deescalate the North Korean ICBM crisis with China?

More than 20 Heads of State or Governments as well as international organisations attended the G20 Hamburg Summit, with Guest invitees, the Presidents and Prime Ministers of Guinea, Senegal, Kenya, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Vietnam and Singapore. Each of these guests was chosen by the German Presidency, for their own reasons.


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