US President Donald Trump (centre) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before a group photo at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday. Photo: AP

Beneath the smiles and handshakes, tensions simmer as world leaders meet for G20

  • Xi Jinping makes beeline to shake hands with Donald Trump before traditional ‘family photo’ at start of Osaka summit
  • But geopolitical rifts between some are evident, despite the camaraderie
Topic |   G20

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US President Donald Trump (centre) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before a group photo at the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday. Photo: AP
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European Council President Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend a news conference in Osaka on Friday. Photo: Reuters

G20: Europe tells US and China their trade war is harming global economy

  • At G20 summit in Japan, the European Commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker says he has told both sides of the damage done by the dispute
  • He says leaders at the summit are discussing WTO reforms to create level playing field
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European Council President Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend a news conference in Osaka on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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