Angela's clashes? Germany gears up for 'difficult' G20

Trump-Putin meeting could overshadow disagreements on trade and climate change

7th July, 2017
The G20 summit site in Hamburg. Pic: Getty

A two-day G20 summit of world leaders begins today in Hamburg in Germany, which currently holds the presidency of the group.

The choice of the north German city is in itself a signal of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes for the talks. According to the G20 website, Merkel chose Hamburg because it is “a city that looks outwards” and has maintained trading links throughout the world.

Ahead of the summit, Merkel...

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