Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are seen during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Ivan Tselichtchev
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Ivan Tselichtchev

G20: all eyes on Trump and Iran, but Putin’s date with Xi and Modi is one to watch

  • The Russian leader faces a whirlwind diplomatic task in Osaka
  • Iran, Syria and arms control top his agenda with the US president, while Trump’s stance on trade has pushed India, China and Russia closer

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are seen during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
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President Donald Trump has told US media that “if we are attacked, Japan doesn’t have to help us at all”. Photo: Bloomberg

Trump’s complaints over Japan security treaty ‘music to ears’ of China and North Korea

  • The US ambassador to Japan denied reports Trump was considering pulling out of the 1951 agreement, only to later be undermined by the president
  • Trump’s claim that Tokyo is ‘taking advantage’ of Washington will be welcomed by Beijing and Pyongyang as a sign of discord, experts say
Topic |   Japan

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President Donald Trump has told US media that “if we are attacked, Japan doesn’t have to help us at all”. Photo: Bloomberg
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