Social media users accuse CBS' new show "The Activist" of trivialising urgent universal causes when in many countries, activists are being jailed or otherwise repressed.
Coronavirus pandemic has forced all of the group's meetings to be held by video conference since March.
Most of the international community seems to be welcoming MBS back into their club after publicly snubbing him at the previous G20 meet.
Facing the prospect of a no-statement summit, European delegations were trying to create a common front and may come out with their own separate declaration if they can't get the US or others on board.
Leaders of the powerful Group of 20 will meet during their annual summit from November 30 to December 1 in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires.
The White House on Tuesday denied reports that President Donald Trump had a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Germany.
Members ready G20 communique but they are struggling to thrash out differences on the climate policy, EU officials say.
The anti-G20 protest march in Hamburg attended by around 12,000 people was called off by organisers after clashes erupted between police and around 1,000 leftist demonstrators.
Sanctions against Russia "are not just short-sighted but go against the principles of the G20 for cooperation in the interests of all countries," Putin wrote in the business daily Handelsblatt.
Indian and Chinese troops are facing off on a section of land high in the Himalayas near what is known as the tri-junction, where Tibet, India and Bhutan meet.
The two leaders talked about strengthening China-EU and China-Germany relations. It is the second stop of Xi's ongoing European tour.
China's President Xi Jinping met Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday before the leaders head to G20 summit talks in Hamburg.
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