Trump, Merkel and Trudeau support World Bank women’s programme
08 July 2017 | 4:00 pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at a World Bank event on women on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Saturday (July 8).
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