Putin and Saudi crown prince are best of buds at G20 summit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron

Highlights include Macron's faux-exasperated "You never listen" ("I will listen, of course" allegedly replies a slightly sheepish MbS) and the crown prince vowing that he is a "man of his word".

"The message that I give will be very clear. on this issue of Jamal Khashoggi but also on the issue of Yemen", the prime minister told reporters.

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are scheduled to have dinner together on Saturday.

In contrast, Mr Putin and the crown prince shared a smiley, enthusiastic greeting at the gathering.

In a seemingly awkward and tense exchange, Macron pressed bin Salman on the Khashoggi investigation and the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.

French President Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri as he arrives for the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018.

He might have been standing on the fringes of the traditional "family photo" at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, but Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got lots of attention.

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After initially denying the murder, Saudi Arabia has acknowledged Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate but blamed his death on a "rogue" operation.

Instead the US president appeared to barely acknowledge MBS, as he's known, before taking his place for the photo between French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

In the audio of the conversation, it's possible to make out the prince saying "Don't worry", to which Macron responds: "I am worried". (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello) Soldiers patrol outside the Costa Salguero Center (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) China President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan arrive at the Ministro Pistarini global airport in Buenos Aires ahead of the summit on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

Trump cancelled his G20 meeting with Putin on Twitter Thursday, amid new revelations from Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen about the president's involvement in Russian business dealings during his campaign.

With such a keen focus on the US President's trade policies, Mr Trump started the summit with what he certainly considers a win.

Prince Muhammad met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of a G20 summit. The deal still needs to win congressional approval in Washington.

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