Trump says close to doing something with China on trade

Saudi prince in Argentina as G20 summit tensions brew

Plans under consideration to tighten State Department vetting on visas emerged as President Trump prepared to meet President Xi at the G20 summit to resolve their differences over trade.

This year's two-day gathering is seen as a major test for the G20 industrialized nations to assuage trade tensions amid surging nationalist sentiment in many member countries.

"We've known each other a long while", he stated.

The dinner scheduled for Saturday evening has been cast as a key encounter that could help the two leaders ease the trade tensions, or it could end in stalemate.

"China will make efforts to further open its door to the outside world", Xi told the Spanish Senate.

USA stocks closed higher on Friday on hopes that a deal could be reached.

The assets most sensitive to the trade outcome are likely to be the renminbi and equities, Goldman Sachs said.

The textile worker said he earned so little that "not even a cat" would live on it.

The decision also follows the U.S. president's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump property deal in Russian Federation during the 2016 election. "But, frankly, I like the deal we have right now".

But in their 15-minute chat, the two leaders managed to squeeze in conversation about the recent leadership spill in Australia, which saw Malcolm Turnbull ousted, and Mr Morrison elevated to the top job.

The Saudi foreign ministry said the prince had meetings with his French, South Korean and Mexican counterparts.

The Group of 20 summit enters its crucial second and final day Saturday with hours left for diplomats to bridge divisions on major issues including world trade, climate change and tackling migration.

Trump signs trade deal with Mexico, Canada
After promising to renegotiate NAFTA on the campaign trail and during his time in the White House, President Trump has delivered. At the G20 Summit in Argentina on Friday, President Trump officially signed a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada .

Argentine officials are distancing themselves from the U.S. version of how they view China trade after a meeting during the Group of 20 summit.

Kudlow said the administration has been "extremely disappointed" by China's engagement in trade talks but the meeting between Trump and Xi on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit could be a game-changer.

Amid the Ukraine crisis, European Union president Donald Tusk said he was "sure" that the EU would roll over its sanctions on Russian Federation next month.

The pair discussed trade, co-operation in the Pacific, and the security situations in Iran and North Korea.

Trump cited Russia's seizure of the ships as the reason he cancelled a planned bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where they had been expected to discuss the US leader's threat to withdraw from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.

A White House spokeswoman later denied that Trump said the ships' seizure was the "sole reason" he cancelled the anticipated meeting. He said Trump is "not going away".

The Saudi leader has been the subject of widespread condemnation after Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a visit to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey in October. Human Rights Watch asked Argentine prosecutors to investigate him for human rights abuses.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir discussed the importance of making progress in the investigation into Khashoggi's killing during talks in Buenos Aires on Friday, the U.S. State Department said.

World leaders have condemned the incident, with Canada, France and Germany imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia and UK Prime Minister Theresa May vowing to question the Crown Prince about it at the G20.

It says Mr Macron told MBS that Europeans wanted global investigators to take part in the probe on Mr Khashoggi's death and stressed "the necessity of a political solution in Yemen".

Oil markets will also be closely watching a bilateral meeting between Putin and Saudi Prince Mohammed on Saturday afternoon for any sign of a breakthrough in a deal for Russian Federation to participate in a production cut by the OPEC oil cartel next month. "Just to see how leaders interact with the crown prince will be interesting - how warm they are".

"Whether they come to an agreement tomorrow, really only they can discern that", Mr Morrison told reporters after he met Mr Trump.

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