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Many G20 heads voiced concern over trade tensions, global growth: Japan government

Many Group of 20 leaders voiced concern over trade tensions and the risk they pose on the global economy at their meeting in Osaka, western Japan, on Friday, a senior Japanese government official said.



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Trump tells Putin: Don't meddle in U.S. elections

President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday not to meddle in the U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that had led to a two-year investigation into his campaign's contact with the Kremlin during the 2016 elections.



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Trump to Putin: Please don't meddle in U.S. elections

President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign's contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections.



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Trump talks trade at G20 as China's Xi, others warn of risks of protectionism

U.S. President Donald Trump made clear on Friday his priority at a summit of Group of 20 leaders was trade deals to boost the U.S. economy, as other leaders such as China’s Xi Jinping warned against protectionism and its threat to the global economy.



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China hopes to ensure U.S.-China meeting a success: foreign ministry

China's foreign ministry said on Friday it hopes the United States will meet China halfway and ensure their meeting is a success, when asked about talks between the Chinese and U.S. presidents on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.



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Japan, U.S. to hold working-level trade talks early next month: Motegi

Japan's and the United States agreed on Friday to hold working-level meetings from early next month to accelerate progress towards a bilateral trade agreement, Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said.



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G20 heads struggle to narrow differences beyond their concern on global growth

Many leaders of the world's top 20 economies on Friday voiced concern over trade tensions and the risk they pose to global growth, but were at loggerheads on key issues such as World Trade Organization (WTO) reform, Japanese and Russian delegates said.



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Oil prices slip ahead of G20 talks, OPEC meet

Oil prices eased on Friday as traders awaited any update on the Sino-U.S. trade war from a scheduled weekend meeting of the two countries' presidents at the G20, and eyed next week's OPEC gathering.



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Trump anticipates 'productive' meeting with China's Xi on Saturday

U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected a productive meeting with China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday, highly anticipated talks on the sidelines of the G20 Summit amid the U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.



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Defense contractor consolidation a security concern: U.S. Air Force acquisition head

The number of major U.S. defense contractors has shrunk to the point of becoming a national security concern, according to the U.S. Air Force's acquisition head, who said his service needed to have more frequent competitions to benefit smaller companies.



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Quality cocoa shortage sends European premiums to near 10-year high

Buyers in Europe's physical cocoa market are having to pay top dollar for quality beans from leading global producers Ivory Coast and Ghana to compete with stronger U.S. prices, raising cost fears for grinders and chocolate makers.



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Ivory Coast and Ghana team up for greater share of chocolate wealth

Kouakou Kinimo is a pretty typical Ivory Coast cocoa farmer. He works a small holding. At 52, he's roughly the mean age for a West African grower. And, like many farmers, he doesn't want any of his six children to follow in his footsteps.



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Russian official: G20 disagreements focus at WTO reform, climate change

Work on the final G20 documents is not going easy, the group's Russia sherpa Svetlana Lukash said on Friday, naming World Trade Organisation reform, information security, climate change and migration as among issues members were struggling to agree.



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Asian shares slip, gold gains as Trump-Xi trade jitters build

Asian shares stumbled on Friday and gold jumped amid rising doubts that a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend could lead to an easing of trade tensions.



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Japan, U.S. agree to accelerate trade talks from July

Japan and the United States agreed on Friday to hold working-level meetings intensively from early next month to accelerate progress towards a two-way trade agreement, Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said.



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