The Latest: Merkel says countries will work with US – Alabama News

The Latest: Merkel says countries will work with US – Alabama News

The Latest on the lead-up to the G-20 summit in Hamburg (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that European countries will work at the upcoming G20 summit to find “joint solutions” with the U.S. on climate change and other issues.

Merkel told reporters Thursday that the “U.S. is an important part of the G-20” and that even though the European summit participants are united in standing by the Paris climate accord even after the Trump administration has decided to pull out, they would work to find “joint solutions” to that and other issues at the July 7-8 summit in Hamburg.

The comments came after meetings with her counterparts from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway, and EU representatives.

French President Emmanuel…

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