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Group of 20 leaders meet Friday in Hamburg, Germany, to discuss a wide range of issues including North Korea.   © Reuters

US, Japan struggle to build North Korea consensus at G-20

South Korea prefers dialogue to pressure; China, Russia seek own solution

KOYA JIBIKI and ISSAKU HARADA, Nikkei staff writers | China

HAMBURG, Germany -- North Korea is high on the agenda at the Group of 20 summit that kicked off here Friday, but one-on-one meetings and broader talks have highlighted cracks in what had been a more united front on containing the rogue state.

Rift between allies

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