OSAKA, Japan — The international order — and the multilateral trading system that underpins it — are hanging by a thread.
As the leaders of the Group of 20 economies gathered for their annual summit on Friday, the main question seemed to be: Who among them is going to snip it?
Would it be U.S. President Donald Trump, whose wrecking-ball approach to foreign relations has put everyone on edge at every summit he has attended? Or French President Emmanuel Macron, the self-declared disruptor, who threatened to torpedo the summit’s conclusions if the language on climate change doesn’t meet his demands?
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Source: European Voice