Trump heads to Asia for talks on trade, Iran, North Korea

President Donald Trump talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Japan for the G-20 summit, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing to Japan for the G20 summit on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump walks back to Air Force One at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, after greeting troops during a refueling stop. Trump is heading to the G-20 in Japan, his third overseas trip in a month facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump greets troops at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, during a refueling stop. Trump is heading to the G-20 in Japan, his third overseas trip in a month facing a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

OSAKA, Japan — Heading into what is likely his most consequential overseas trip of the year, President Donald Trump will be forced to grapple with a flurry of international crises, tense negotiations and a growing global to-do list.

Trump goes first to Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20 summit, then on to South Korea for consultations on North Korea's nuclear program.

The agenda for his four-day trip is as laden with hazards for the president as it is light on the ceremonial pomp that marked his recent state visits to Japan and the United Kingdom.

The showdown between the U.S. and Iran, a trade war with China and the threat of fresh election interference by Russia are just some of the issues confronting the American leader.

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