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Leaders Press on Climate, Energy and Covid Vaccines: G-20 Update

  • G-20 is precursor to crucial COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow
  • Leaders also discussing supply chains, energy crunch, Iran
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U.S. President Joe Biden pressed for competitive and balanced energy markets to bolster the global recovery from the pandemic as the Group of 20 leaders held summit talks in Rome. 

China’s President Xi Jinping urged the meeting via video link to treat all Covid-19 vaccines equally as he pushed for greater mutual recognition of World Health Organization-approved shots. He also lashed out at those he said were politicizing the tracing of the origins of Covid-19 and building “small cliques” based on ideology in tech innovation.