Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:22PM
Trump at G20 summit
Trump at G20 summit
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

US isolated 
The leaders of the world’s strongest economies have isolated US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit over his stance on climate change. A communiqué drafted by the participants in the summit clarified their position on the issue of the summit. The document underlines that the 2015 Paris climate accord is "irreversible." It also reaffirmed that other G20 nations are committed to the agreement while taking note of Washington's decision to quit the agreement. The G20 communiqué is seen as the best epitome of the US isolation in the world political arena. Trump’s policies have also alienated Washington’s longtime allies politically and militarily.   

Seemingly unending crisis 
No end in sight to the rift between Qatar and its Arab rivals led by Saudi Arabia. Doha has once again dismissed as "baseless" renewed accusations that it meddles in other countries' affairs and supports terrorism. This is Qatar’s first public response to allegations by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The four countries have said their 13 demands are now void and that they would take new measures against Qatar. The latest twist in the crisis has dashed all hopes for a negotiated settlement of the dispute. With the rift widening, the US, which is an ally of all the five countries, is predicting that the crisis could go on for months.