Nov 30, 2018

In photos: Trump, Putin and MBS collide at the G20

The G20 leaders' photo. Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Many of the world's most prominent leaders gathered at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday, including President Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) — whose interactions have remained firmly in the headlines over recent weeks.

Why it matters: The G20 comes amid multiple international controversies, including Trump's continued pledge to work with Saudi Arabia despite questions surrounding MBS' involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as well as Trump's decision to cancel a one-on-one meeting with Putin citing ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

This friendly handshake between Putin and MBS rocked the Twittersphere:

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman smiles at President Trump. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with MBS. Photo: Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images
Trump flanked by Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images
MBS and Putin lining up for a group picture. Photo: Jaun Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images
Trump chats with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

Go deeper: After meeting cancellations, more headaches await Trump at G20

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FEC commissioner fact-checks Trump's voter fraud claims

Federal Election Commission Ellen Weintraub during a committee hearing in the Capitol in 2017. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Federal Election Commission commissioner Ellen Weintraub posted an extensive fact-checking thread to Twitter late Wednesday refuting claims by President Trump and some Republicans that mail-in voting can lead to fraud.

Why it matters: Weintraub weighed in after Trump threatened to take action against Twitter for fact-checking him on his earlier unsubstantiated posts claiming mail-in ballots in November's election would be fraudulent, and she directly addressed Twitter's fact-checkin of the president in her post.

China approves Hong Kong national security law

Hong Kong riot police round up a group of protesters during a demonstration on Wednesday. Photo: Willie Siau/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Chinese lawmakers approved a plan on Thursday for a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong that would criminalize sedition, foreign influence and secession in the Asian financial hub.

Why it matters: China bypassed Hong Kong's legislature and chief executive to introduce the law, prompting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to announce Wednesday that the city is no longer autonomous from the Chinese mainland and does not warrant special treatment under U.S. law.

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Minneapolis unrest as hundreds protest death of George Floyd

Protesters and police clash during demonstration on Wednesday over the death of George Floyd in custody outside the Third Police Precinct. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

A man died in a Minneapolis shooting during a second night of clashes between police and protesters in the city over the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in police custody, per AP.

The latest: Police said officers were responding to reports of a stabbing just before 9:30 p.m. and found a man lying in "grave condition on the sidewalk" with a gunshot wound, CBS Minnesota reports. On man is in custody over the incident.