Trump and Xi at G20, Macron red line on climate, Boris Johnson's bad week and Megan Rapinoe's White House refusal

Our panel of journalists discuss the big topics of the week, starting with the G20 club of nations gathering in Japan for two days of photo ops, press statements and sidebar meetings. The biggest being on Saturday between Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping.


The G20 at times appeared to talk at cross-purposes, notably during a workshop on e-commerce. Japan's prime minister and the EU are pushing plans to rewrite the rules and reform the World Trade Organization, in particular to keep up with the digital age. The rise in protectionism essentially coming from the US, according to the World Bank.

Ever since Barack Obama chose not to hit Syria, world leaders think twice before talking of "red lines." But that's precisely the term employed by France's president, Emmanuel Macron, reacting to a report that the final communiqué at the G20 might get watered down on climate to placate Donald Trump and make sure he signs it.

And ahead of the France vs USA football game, the captain of Women's World Cup defending champions Team USA certainly had a turn of phrase.

Produced by Yi SONG, Tommaso MAZZANTI, Juliette LAURAIN and Jimena MORALES-VELASCO

Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning