Live updates

Theresa May: China partnership more than Hinkley Point

Hinkley Point power station Credit: Reuters

Theresa May has said Britain and China were enjoying a "global strategic partnership" that would not be derailed by her decision on whether to back a part-Chinese funded power station at Hinkley Point.

Speaking at the G20 summit on Monday, the Prime Minister said: "I have been clear that a decision about Hinkley will be taken later this month, but our relationship with China is about more than Hinkley."

The British government's decision to delay the £18bn nuclear plan upset China, who are one of the backers of the scheme.

She added: "If you look at the investment that there has been from China in various other parts of the United Kingdom and other infrastructure and so forth in the UK, we have built a global strategic partnership with China.

"I've been clear we will be continuing that global strategic partnership with China. It is a golden era of the relations between China and the UK, and I will have an opportunity later this evening to take forward those discussions."

Obama calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets US President Barack Obama Credit: Reuters

Barack Obama has said he and Vladimir Putin held a "candid, blunt [and] businesslike" meeting on Syria.

Obama confirmed US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will continue talks on "ways in which we can institute a meaningful, serious, verifiable cessation of hostilities in Syria."

He added the US needed to act fast "to provide some humanitarian relief to families, children, women who are suffering enormously under the burdens of that war.

"We're back into a situation in which Assad's regime is bombing with impunity - that in turn is actually strengthening the capacity of Al-Nusra to recruit people who might not have been sympathetic to terrorism.

"In our view anyone who is fighting against Assad is legitimised - and that is a very dangerous dynamic.... we need to focus our attention on common enemies, like ISIL and Al-Nusra.

"The faster we can provide some relief to folks on the ground, the better off we're going to be", he added.


Barack Obama hails his tenth and final G20 summit

Barack Obama addressed the media after his final G20 meeting Credit: Pool

Barack Obama has hailed the "clear, candid, direct and constructive" G20 summit which he said strengthened US-China relations.

In his tenth and final meeting, the US President said: "More than ever our economies are interconnected and we've got more work to do to keep the global economy growing.

"We have to grow wages faster, to shrink inequality faster, to give everybody a shot at opportunity and security in a changing economy.

"That should be the way forward for the G20 - to make sure the benefits of trends like globalisation and technological progress are shared broadly by more workers and families who feel the global economy isn't working for them.

"We committed all of our policy tools to create robust, inclusive growth that creates opportunity for young people and the middle class that they're working to join.

"If there's anything that the past eight years have taught us, is that the complicated challenges of the 21st Century cannot be met without coordinated and collective action", he added.


Tough start to G20 for May amid post-Brexit trade warnings

Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure on Sunday, as she touched down in China for her first G20 summit.

It was her first chance to mingle with fellow world leaders - but if she was hoping for an easy introduction, she didn't get one.

Mrs May began by predicting new trade opportunities for a post-Brexit Britain, despite the possibility of tough times ahead.

But the message from Barack Obama, among others, wasn't quite so encouraging.

ITV News political editor Robert Peston reports:

Load more updates