World leaders are meeting in China to talk Brexit, Syria, steel, and more


This year’s G20 economic summit is officially underway in Hangzhou, the first time world leaders have convened the meeting in China. The summit began Sunday, though President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met Saturday to commit their respective nations to the Paris climate change deal.

On the agenda for the two-day event are issues and negotiations including Brexit, a cessation of hostilities in Syria, catching the plotters of the recent coup attempt in Turkey, taxes for multinational corporations, nuclear power, and steel prices and production.

Obama spent Sunday morning discussing Brexit plans with new British Prime Minister Theresa May, the first time the two have met personally since she took office. “The bottom line is that we don’t have a stronger partner anywhere in the world than the United Kingdom,” he said after their conversation. “Despite the turbulence of political events over the last several months, we have every intention to making sure that that continues.”

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