1. Leaders of the Group of 20 economies will have some thorny issues to work through when they meet in Osaka on Friday for their annual summit.

2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his determination to seek common ground among the countries taking part in the G20 summit.

3. U.S. President Donald Trump has hinted at additional tariffs on China should his upcoming talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping fail to produce results.