"I believe both of the major economies - the USA and China - ultimately share this goal, and that should help focus the discussion at the G-20". -China trade dispute to the conflict over Ukraine.
The pair discussed trade, co-operation in the Pacific, and the security situations in Iran and North Korea.
Mr Trump on Thursday scrapped the meeting over Moscow's seizure at the weekend of three Ukrainian ships and continued detention of a group of Ukrainian sailors. One French source said Macron was trying to build an anti-Trump front with a separate statement embraced by "progressive countries".
But their initial meeting was overshadowed by the warm embrace between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, who high-fived each other at the beginning of the forum.
When President Donald Trump travels overseas, he increasingly likes to keep it quick.
It is bin Salman's first significant appearance overseas since the killing. Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan, who has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia over the incident, is also in attendance.
The US is also undermining the World Trade Organisation by refusing to appoint new trade judges, leading WTO boss Robert Azevedo to declare global trade is in its worst crisis since 1947.
"The direct impact would be in the United States", IDC research firm analyst Bryan Ma told CNN.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are expected to sign the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing NAFTA during a ceremony Friday.
A White House official said that Trump sees a "good possibility" for a deal to defuse the trade frictions, as Washington demands greater market access and protections for intellectual property by Beijing.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Trump to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying they remain a major economic obstacle.
Posing for photos in a gilded salon, Trump spoke about their longtime personal relationship and said they would discuss trade, military purchases and other issues.
Trump has often voiced a desire for better relations with Putin, and many critics at home slammed him in July for appearing to disregard United States intelligence agencies' conclusion that Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, while giving credence to the Russian president's assertion that it did not.
"I think we're very close to doing something with China but I don't know that I want to do it", Trump told reporters.
One leader Trump will not be seeing in a one-to-one meeting is Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two sides also held discussions on enhancing investment in technology, renewable energy and food security.
Saudi Arabia is the only country from the Middle East represented at the G20 gathering, which includes 19 of the largest economies in the world and the EU. Official data on Friday showed that growth in China's manufacturing sector stalled for the first time in more than two years in November.
At the airport, Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were warmly welcomed by Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie and other government officials.
Trump's anger about the investigation raises the possibility that his answers might be contradicted by Cohen, Manafort and others. Michael Cohen , former personal attorney to President Donald Trump , exits federal court on Thursday in New York City.
CBS News' Rebecca Kaplan has previously reported that Democrats plan to demand the hearings with Comey and Lynch be held publicly. Comey, who was sacked by Trump , tweeted of House Republicans: "I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion".
The debate is being carried out as a caravan of Central American migrants at the US-Mexico border has been making headlines. And the journey, which began for majority in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, is also taking a physical toll.
Ukraine accused a Russian coastguard vessel, named the Don, of ramming one of its tugboats in "openly aggressive actions". Ukraine's foreign ministry said in a statement it wanted a clear response to the incident from the worldwide community.
On Wednesday, PSG announced that Mbappe has a bruised shoulder, while scans on Neymar showed a right adductor strain. Brazil forward Neymar had to be withdrawn after just eight minutes of his side's global friendly against Cameroon .
French footballer N'Golo Kante has extended his stay with Chelsea as he signed a new five-year contract with the club. The loss leaves Chelsea seven points adrift of Manchester City , leaving Sarri unhappy.
The former Kentucky point guard can team up with fellow United Kingdom products Davis, Julius Randle, and Darius Miller. He is averaging 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game in 34.8 minutes.
Trump, who has expressed anger over GM's closing of American auto plants this week, retweeted the tweet without comment. GM said it has invested more than $22 billion in US operations since 2009, when it exited bankruptcy protection.
On Nov. 15, another video surfaced online in which Hyde-Smith said making it more hard for people to vote is a "great idea". Jones said he has been "an independent voice for the state of Alabama", and Espy would be the same for Mississippi.
Fed chair says economy is in ‘good health’ despite risks
Since then, he and other Fed officials have sounded a bit more cautious, nodding to a slowdown in Europe, Japan and China. In the week ahead, the Fed will see one of the last big economic statistics before its next interest rate decision.
NBA Report: Cavs Players Upset By Kyle Korver Trade to Utah 3
He will make $7.56 million this year and has $7.5 million on his deal for next year, although less than half of it is guaranteed. In three seasons with Cleveland, he averaged 9.3 points per game, mostly scoring his points from jumpers and three-point shots.
NASA's Mars InSight is landing today
The suite of geophysical instruments on InSight sounds like a doctor's bag, giving Mars its first "checkup" since it formed. The odds are in NASA's favor, but it will be some time until the world finds out whether the landing is successful.
Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
The refugees are legally allowed to apply for asylum in the U.S. , but this process has been known to take as long as a year. Mexico's Interior Ministry said it would immediately deport those who tried to "violently" enter the USA from Tijuana.
GM to close 5 factories, including Hamtramck and Warren
General Motors says it plans to cease production of some models at three vehicle assembly plants in the US and Canada in 2019. Two transmission plants - one in White Marsh, Md., and another in Warren, Mich. - are also set to stop production.
Cowboys' Thanksgiving win keeps NFC East race wide open
The Redskins (6-5) had a 13-10 lead after McCoy threw his second TD pass, a 10-yarder to Trey Quinn in the third quarter. Cowboys rookie receiver Michael Gallup had two catches for 19 yards less than a week after his brother died by suicide.
Six isolated tribe encounters: The results are usually violent
He wrote that the tribesmen reacted angrily, adding that they were about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and had yellow paint on their face. Officials typically don't travel to the North Sentinel area, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago.