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    World Leaders Descend on Japan for G-20

    Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are among the heavy-hitters heading to Osaka for the global summit, which kicks off tomorrow. Topping the agenda are trade tensions between the U.S. and China, as well as rising concerns over Iran. “This will be a difficult G-20,” said European Council President Donald Tusk during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — who analysts say will be hard-pressed to iron out differences between golfing buddy Trump and other leaders.

    Could the trade war end in Japan? Some believe both Beijing, hobbled by a slowing economy, and Washington, facing an election season, are under increasing pressure to strike a deal.

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