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G20 summit begins with climate and coronavirus top of agenda

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The Group of 20 (G20) leading industrialized nations kicked off their two-day meeting in Rome on Saturday with climate action ahead of the COP26 summit and the coronavirus likely to dominate. In his opening speech, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi urged greater international cooperation on pressing issues as protectionism and nationalism had been on the rise even before the pandemic. “Multilateralism is the best answer to the problems we face today,” he said. “In many ways it’s the only possible answer. From the pandemic to climate change to fair and equitable taxation, going it alone is si…

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