Trump, Merkel to meet ahead of G20 talks

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It scraps the 2013 pledge to strengthen economic ties with the USA, and pledges to "reinvigorate the relationship with France", whose new president, Emmanuel Macron, has been critical of Trump.

The White House said Trump and Xi "reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula", while Trump also raised the threat of North Korea's ballistic missile program.

About 20,000 police will be deployed to ensure the security of the summit.

Last week Merkel met with key European leaders and vowed to make a stand for climate protection and open markets at the meeting with Trump, who has said he will take the USA out of the Paris climate deal and pursue a protectionist "America First" policy.

The day before the US celebrates its Independence Day, President Donald Trump is conducting foreign policy with other world leaders by phone.

"If by Tuesday 10: 00 am it is not possible to establish a camp (with sleeping facilities), parks, squares, surfaces and knots of traffic (Hamburg) will be occupied", said an anonymous group called "Welcome to Hamburg" on the internet platform of the extreme left-wing Indymedia.

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for closer cooperation with Germany in shaping the global order, marking out Chancellor Angela Merkel as an ally on free trade at this week's Group of 20 summit.

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His assists (4.2) and steals (1.1) per game were tops among rookies while his 3-point and free-throw percentages ranked second. Draymond Green made the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the third season in a row alongside San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard .

De Maiziere said during a visit to Hamburg that peaceful protests were welcome and permissible in a democracy but violent demonstrators could not invoke the right to the freedom of assembly and would be suppressed.

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Gu Xuewu, director of the Center for Global studies at Bonn University, projected that Trump might become a target for persuasion at different occasions during the summit, and therefore Hamburg could be a much trickier place for the global leaders when facing Trump. Most protesters refused prompting police to move in.

"I am not aware of any plans for the president to visit the United Kingdom in the next few weeks", May's spokesman told reporters.

Germany's counter-terrorist GSG9 force will be assisted by Austria's counterpart Cobra and specialists from the Netherlands and other countries, Meyer said. "Well under a minute, that's the concept".

Sunday's action was the first of 30 registered demonstrations this week.

"This event will not be disturbed, of that I am certain", he said.

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