The G20 ‘family photo’ displays how tense world leaders are from Trump’s geopolitical drama

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  • The leaders of the world’s top economies gathered in Argentina on Friday for talks overshadowed by a US-China trade war that has roiled global markets.
  • Uncertainty prevailed about how Trump, known for his unpredictability, would behave at what was shaping up as one of the group’s most consequential summits.
  • Before heading for Buenos Aires on Thursday, Trump said he was open to a trade deal with China, but added, “I don’t know that I want to do it.”

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) — The leaders of the world’s top economies gathered in Argentina on Friday for talks overshadowed by a US-China trade war that has roiled global markets, bracing for the kind of geopolitical drama US President Donald Trump often brings to the international stage.

The two-day annual gathering will be a major test for the Group of 20 industrialized nations, whose leaders first met in 2008 to help rescue the global economy from the worst financial crisis in seven decades. With a rise in nationalist sentiment in many countries, the group faces questions over its ability to deal with the latest round of crises.

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