Obama, Putin agree to continue seeking deal on Syria

Xi said in a closing speech that leaders attending the summit made a decision to point out the way and set the course for the world economy. "Development is for the people, it should be pursued by the people and its outcomes should be shared by the people", Xi said.

EU President Donald Tusk said in Hangzhou at the weekend that Europe was "close to limits" on its ability to accept more refugees and urged the broader global community not to shirk its responsibilities.

A mix of effective tools, including fiscal, monetary and structural ones, must be implemented to buffer against short-term risks and unleash medium- to long-term potential, Xi said. The World Bank in June cut its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4 percent from 2.9 percent projected in January, partly due to sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices and weak global trade.

"Growth drivers from the previous round of technological progress are gradually fading, while a new round of technological and industrial revolution has yet to gain momentum".

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 Summit in China.

North Korea added to the drama by firing three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday. The South's Yonhap news agency said the medium-range missiles flew for about 600 miles (1,000 km) and landed inside Japan's air defence identification zone.

But Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei could not bridge the divide despite two rounds of diplomacy, and left with only an agreement to meet again in coming days.

Turkish airstrikes kill 20 in Syria
There was no comment from USA officials about the escalation of fighting between the two sides-both of which are US allies. The Kurdish-led forces "must pull back to the east of the Euphrates".

President Barack Obama wrapped up his final G20 meetings Monday confronting two of his prickly global counterparts, saying his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "candid, blunt and businesslike" and that bombastic comments from his Philippine counterpart could lead to a planned meeting this week being scrubbed.

The US and Russian Federation tried and failed to strike a deal on stemming the violence in the disastrous five-year conflict, even as a string of bomb attacks hit across the country, underlining the urgency of the task.

On the eve of the summit, China and the usa ratified the Paris Agreement on addressing climate change.

During the news conference in Hangzhou, Obama said his visit to Laos would be a symbolic one and that he hoped to make progress in accounting for missing USA servicemen from the Vietnam war.

Merkel also said that the G20 leaders had extensive talks about fighting climate change and trade issues.

Obama said he had raised tax avoidance with leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies at the G20 summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, but did not mention the Apple case.

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