World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy in focus

Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 6:47


World leaders will kick off two days of G7 talks in Japan today. They are meeting in Ise Shima, southwest of Tokyo.

The global economy, terrorism, refugees, China's controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit will be headlining their packed agenda.

Heads of state and government from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan, will participate at the event. 

China, the world's second largest economy, will not be present, but it looks set to loom large over discussions.

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