The Latest: Trump looks for consensus on North Korea
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s second official visit to Europe (all times local):
President Donald Trump has wrapped up his second European tour by searching for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the “menace” of North Korea. The North test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile a week ago.
Trump said “something has to be done about it,” as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng). In a separate meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh AH’-bay), Trump said the two were tackling “the problem and menace of North Korea.” The White House said after the meeting with Abe that the U.S. was “prepared to use the full range of capabilities” in defense of Japan.
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin is addressing conflicting accounts of discussions between Putin and President Donald Trump over Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had told reporters after Friday’s meeting that Trump accepted Putin’s assurances that Moscow didn’t meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — an account that appeared at odds with that of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Asked about the conflict on Saturday, Dmitry Peskov joked, “Trust Lavrov. I don’t work for Tillerson.”
Peskov demurred when pressed by reporters about the tone and other topics discussed by the two presidents when they met the previous day.
Trump has said he believes that Russia may have hacked the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton staffers, but that other countries have been involved as well.
Trump and Putin’s highly anticipated meeting was scheduled to last only 30 minutes, but extended for more than two hours.
President Donald Trump says he plans to do “lots of deals” with Indonesia as he sits down with the country’s president.
Trump tells reporters at the start of a meeting with President Joko Widodo that the two have become friends and says: “We’re going to be doing a lot of deals together.”
He said the U.S. and Indonesia currently have a limited trade relationship, but says: “We will start doing a lot of trading with Indonesia.”
Jokowi offered Trump “warm greetings” from his “millions of fans” in Indonesia and said they all want to know when Trump will visit.
Trump responded: “We’ll get there, we’ll get there. It’s a place I’d like to go.”
Denmark’s development minister Ulla Toernaes (OU-la TEUR-nes) says Danes will donate 69 million kroner ($10.6 million) over three years to the new women’s entrepreneurship fund that World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced Saturday.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative has raised more than $325 million from governments including the U.S., Germany, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Toernaes says that, “support for female entrepreneurs is a major factor in promoting women’s sexual and reproductive rights.”
She adds that means “women can become full members of business community.”
Toernaes was part of a European call to support international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortion services after President Donald Trump cut off U.S. funding to groups that did so.
President Donald Trump is praising his daughter, Ivanka, and acknowledging the challenges he’s added to her life.
In a rare, self-deprecating moment, the president said Saturday during remarks in Hamburg, Germany that he’s been proud of his eldest daughter from “day one.”
He says, “If she weren’t my daughter it would be so much easier for her,” adding with a laugh: “That might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth.”
The candid aside came as Trump was speaking at the launch of a new women’s entrepreneurship fund that Ivanka Trump helped bring together.
Ivanka Trump moved to Washington to work as a senior adviser to her father and has faced pressure from critics who’d hoped she’d be able to push him to adopt more moderate policies.
President Donald Trump is praising a new women’s entrepreneurship fund spearheaded by his daughter and the World Bank that will help women access capital, financing and other support.
Trump says that his administration is making a $50 million commitment to the effort at an event held alongside the Group of 20 world leaders’ summit in Hamburg, Germany.
He says the group will help eliminate barriers for women to launch businesses and transform “millions and millions of lives.”
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced Saturday that the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative had raised $325 million from governments including the U.S., Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Canada.
Trump says that, “Empowering women is a core value that binds us together.”
First Daughter Ivanka Trump and the World Bank are rolling out a new fund that aims to help female entrepreneurs access capital, financing and other support.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim says the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative fund has so far raised $325 million from various governments. He hopes to leverage that into a multibillion-dollar fund.
The money will go toward improving access to capital and markets, providing technical assistance, training and mentoring, pushing public policy and investing in projects and programs that support women and women-led businesses.
Kim says, “this is not acute little project,” and says it will drive economic growth.
He’s speaking at a panel on women’s entrepreneurship that coincides with the meeting of Group of 20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany.
President Donald Trump is meeting Britain’s head of government on the sidelines of an international summit in Germany.
Trump said Saturday that he and Prime Minister Theresa May have had “tremendous talks” and developed a “special relationship.”
Trump also says they are working on a trade deal that will be “great for both countries,” but he provided no details.
The two leaders have met several times since Trump took office and collaborate on a number of issues, from security to trade.
Trump and May are sitting down for a meeting Saturday while attending the G-20 summit of industrialized and developed nations.
President Donald Trump will meet with a long list of world leaders Saturday as he wraps up his second trip abroad.
Trump will hold meetings with British Prime Minster Theresa May, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping of China.
He’ll also attend a women’s entrepreneurship finance event and participate in various sessions with fellow Group of 20 leaders.
The second day of the summit of world leaders that has been overshadowed by violent riots between anti-globalization activists and police is expected to include talks on global trade, climate change and international terrorism.
Trump is set to return to Washington Saturday evening.