Merkel pleased Trump met Putin, hopes for more US-Russian dialogue

“Not only will this protect the environment for future generations, it will keep energy affordable and maintain a secure and reliable supply in order to protect the interests of businesses and consumers”, she said.Malcolm Turnbull has praised G20 leaders for producing a communique recommitting them to free trade.The summit will conclude on Saturday.On Friday evening, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that such violent clashes are unacceptable. On Friday had described the first day of talks as “very difficult”.May and Trump early on Saturday. Trump appeared to offer a friendly slap on the back to Putin, as the two exchanged a firm handshake.The First Lady had quite an eventful day in Hamburg for the G20 Summit.What about those “difficult” issues? “There is one issue left, which is on climate, but I am hopeful we can find a compromise”, an European Union official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, according to the Independent.She said the US, Japan, China and India have all shown interest in a trade deal.Mrs Merkel said on Friday: “The discussions are very hard, I don’t want to talk around that”. “Unless promises made to us are fulfilled, we will not ratify it at our parliament”.Why do parts of Hamburg resemble a war zone?The Hamburg G20 summit was marred by riots by anti-G20 protesters across the city.Further outside of the red zone water cannons were set off against protesters who were ready to face the wet police storm with umbrellas and other water protection supplies after police took the same actions with protesters on Thursday. There were no reliable figures on the number of protesters injured. Dozens of protesters have been detained.Both sides called the meeting positive – but differed in their descriptions of the hacking discussion.The US President, who has previously said he believes climate change is a “hoax”, was left isolated on the issue while all other leaders agreed it.Cars were torched and police were attacked by Molotov cocktails only a few yards away from the G20 summit where President Trump is meeting with foreign leaders on Saturday. “The president pressed President Putin on more than one occasion regarding Russian involvement”.