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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 27, 2019, 08.51 AM(IST)

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G20 Summit: PM Modi to meet Trump, attend two trilateral on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Osaka, Japan for the 14th G20 Summit, will be meeting US President Donald Trump on Friday.

This is Modi's first meeting with the US president in his second term.

Trump-Xi to hold trade talks on Saturday morning in Osaka: White House

US President Donald Trump is set to hold much-anticipated trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka at 11:30 am on Saturday, news agency Reuters reported on Wednesday quoting a White House spokesman.

North Korea slams South for 'meddling' in talks with US

North Korea on Thursday warned the South to stop "meddling" in talks between Pyongyang and Washington, repudiating its neighbour days before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul amid a nuclear deadlock.

G20 Summit to discuss progress in tackling terrorism, climate change: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that progress achieved in combating global challenges like terrorism and climate change will be discussed at the G20 Summit in Japan and it will also be a platform to share India's development experience of the past five years.

Australian student feared detained in North Korea

Australia on Thursday said it was "urgently seeking clarification" on the fate of a citizen feared detained in North Korea.

The department of foreign affairs said it was in contact with the family of a man "who has been reported as being detained in North Korea".