G-20 leaders agree on trade, Trump bucks others on climate

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Leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) nations on Saturday signed off on a final statement pledging to fix the world trading system, with all but President Trump also expressing support for the Paris climate agreement.

The statement finalized after the two-day summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, calls for reforming the World Trade Organization but does not mention protectionism because the U.S. resisted those discussions, according to The Associated Press.

The statement also says that 19 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fighting climate change through the Paris agreement, with Trump being the sole holdout.

The agreement is nonbinding.

Trump has long bashed the 2015 Paris accord, which was negotiated under the Obama administration, and announced the United States’s exit from the agreement last year. – READ MORE

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