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Trump, Xi and G-20 pledge 'unity' to fight pandemic

Members to inject $5tn and keep trade open as world nears 500,000 infections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes part in a virtual G-20 leaders meeting from his office in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of the Cabinet Office)

NEW YORK -- Prominent rich and developing countries are committed to a "united front" against the threat of COVID-19, leaders of the Group of 20 nations, including U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday.

In an extraordinary meeting held via videoconferencing, the leaders vowed to inject $5 trillion into the global economy, coordinated fiscal and economic measures, and promised to keep trade open.

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