The G20 in Hamburg promises to be more than a run-of-the-mill meeting of world leaders. It'll be the first face-to-face between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump since he took the US presidency. Another big topic: free trade vs. protectionism.
Donald Trump seems bent on intensifying his battle against "unfair" global trade practices, as he's reportedly seeking to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. DW examines whether Trump has a point in taking on China.
The two-day gathering in Argentina comes at a tense moment, just a few days before the US will impose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and new US trade measures reportedly targeted at China.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about steel overcapacity and the US threat of tariffs. They are to work on solutions through the G20 group of industrialized nations.
The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Hamburg's former mayor, has been appointed Germany's new finance minister. Who is the man taking over from Wolfgang Schäuble and what does this mean for Germany's austerity stance? DW takes a look.
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