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German Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed the crisis "entirely" on Russian Federation and said she would raise the issue with Mr Putin. But she will miss the summit's opening after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne due to a technical problem.

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He also suggested that if talks were unproductive, he would implement tariffs on even more Chinese goods.

Trump recently announced he's still considering additional tariffs on the Asian nation's exports, which would include Apple's signature products like the iPhone and its various laptops, CNN reported.

In addition to the 10 percent tariffs already targeting US$250 billion worth of Chinese imports, the Trump administration is poised to increase the tariff rate from 10 percent to 25 percent on January 1 if "China fails to address USA demands".

The Trump administration and their counterparts in Beijing are considering a trade agreement under which President Trump would withhold levying new tariffs on China, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

President Trump said he and the Argentine president will talk about a variety of issues, including trade. Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler arrived under swirling controversy over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will meet the crown prince and deliver a "very clear" message.

"We value our relationship with China very much and have a very important commercial relationship with China", said the official, who asked not to be named because he wasn't authorised to speak publicly about the issue.

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Just what is the G20?

Heads of state from the world's leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss issues like development, infrastructure and investment.

The G20 countries are - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

The bilaterals, however, are expected to take the center stage at this summit.

May told British media she meant to use the summit to sell the vision of a "global Britain" after its Brexit departure from the European Union, scheduled for March next year.

Further clouding the summit is the escalation of conflict between Russia and Ukraine - a topic that will be on many leaders' minds when they see Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the allegations against the prince may be discussed during the G20 summit.

When he was elected in 2015, Mr Macri promised market-friendly reforms to get Argentina's isolated economy back on track.

It must still be ratified by lawmakers in all three countries, and passage in the US could face a tough road in the House of Representatives after Democrats won a majority in November midterm elections.

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