G20 ministers fail to agree tougher climate goals
26 July 2021 | 8:12 am
Environmental ministers have gathered in Naples, but failed to implement more ambitious climate targets. The countries only pledged to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
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The European Union is looking at how to boost ammunition supplies in both the short and long term at a meeting in Stockholm. A top EU official has called for "a war economy."
Japan's foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in Beijing and openly talked about disputes between their countries. The two Asian powers are seeking common ground amid rising tensions in the region.
The foreign ministers of the world's major economies are gathered for a second day of meeting, with host Japan urging a unified stance on China.
A G20 tourism meeting has begun under tight security in India-administered Kashmir, as New Delhi seeks to project an image of normality in the contested territory. Pakistan and China slam New Delhi's move.
EU states have agreed long-stalled reforms to migration and asylum rules. Critics say Europe is shirking responsibility.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell said foreign ministers would discuss a €20 billion military aid deal for Ukraine. The global food supply and Turkey's ties to the bloc will also be on the agenda.
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After not attending the BRICS summit in South Africa, Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to travel to India for the G20 summit, the Kremlin says.
South Africa is currently the only African nation that is a member of the G20. But India said it wants to bring more representatives from the so-called Global South to the table.
US President Joe Biden will meet with Nguyen Phu Trong, leader of Vietnam's Communist Party during his one-day visit.
President Xi Jinping appears unlikely to attend the upcoming G20 summit in India. Bilateral relations with New Delhi have grown frosty, while Beijing also faces pressure over human rights and Russia's war in Ukraine.
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