Trump dashes May's hopes of G7 unity over response to Russian Federation

Trump wants Russia to rejoin G-7

Trump wants Russia to rejoin G-7 Donald Trump

The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a trade war.

Russian Federation remains a thorny topic in the USA, where investigators have been looking into how it may have sought to influence the 2016 election.

"It's highly unlikely there will be a final communique", a G7 official said on condition of anonymity. In 2017, the world's four largest economies were: the United States, China, Japan and Germany. The European Union also attends.

Mr Trump tweeted: "Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries".

Notably, Vladimir Putin's personal frustration with the Group had been reported long before the 2014 suspension - the Russian President skipped the world leaders meeting in Camp David, the USA presidential retreat near Washington, DC, in May 2012, and Putin's "loneliness" was a trending world headline during the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland in 2013. "We have little tests every once in a while when it comes to trade". The differences between Trump and the other leaders are not only restricted to the trade but has extended in the other arenas like the conflict of Israel-Palestine, climate change, and the relationship with Iran.

But to Trump, the very idea of global cooperation is anathema.

He also said first lady Melania Trump wanted to accompany him on his trip to Canada and then to Singapore for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but that "she can't fly for one month", on advice of her doctors.

That's why he sees it as such a great and brilliant victory that he pulled us out of a series of worldwide agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear agreement.

Canada and the European Union have denounced the USA tariffs and Ottawa has proposed levies on a range of US goods next month while the European Union has pledged its own retaliatory measures.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has voiced her support for a G7 statement which highlighted the need to keep sanctions on Russian Federation.

Asked whether Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's team was engaged in frantic damage control, a Canadian government official said it was always clear there would be disagreements at the summit over trade and relations with Russian Federation.

The spat has financial markets anxious about tit-for-tit escalation.

Trump also lashed out at longtime allies over their criticism of his trade policies. Canada and Mexico, the other members of the 1994 pact, have been frustrated by the slow pace of talks to renegotiate NAFTA. Trump said to reporters.

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back" when Trudeau said at the end of the Group of Seven summit that Canada wouldn't be pushed around by the USA and its trade tariffs. Russian Federation was ousted from the group in 2014 because of its approach to Crimea.

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