Summit Of The Damned

It looks like a sequel to the horror classic Night of the Living Dead. But no, those specters are actually the leaders of the world's seven leading industrial nations, prepared for a trek to the Tokyo economic summit. The extraordinary political weakness of the seven chiefs is likely to make for a gruesome show when they gather July 7-9. "This is the lamest group ever," observes a U.S. official who has helped prepare American Presidents for every summit since the annual gabfests began in 1975. "Getting an [advance] agreement on anything has been extremely difficult."

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