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Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Trump Wants Russia at G7 Meeting

Trump Wants Russia at G7 Meeting

However, new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte threw his weight behind Trump's call for Russian Federation to be included, saying in a tweet it would be "in the interests of everyone".

The White House said Trump would leave Friday trade talks with G7 leaders four hours earlier than planned. "And I would recommend - it's up to them". It should be a part of it.

Yesterday, the Distilled Spirits Council said it was "extremely concerned" by the growing trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the world, and the impact that retaliatory tariffs could have on the U.S. distilled spirits producers, as well as their agricultural and supply chain partners.

"You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run and the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out, they can let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table", he told reporters before leaving Washington.

"Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", Trump wrote on Twitter. "They should let Russian Federation come back in, because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table". The G7 summit is scheduled to wrap up later on Saturday. Trudeau has criticized Putin, saying Russia's deeds speak volumes about its intentions. "They're just not going to easily roll over when he punches them in the nose like that".

The group suspended Russia's membership after its annexation of Crimea.

Those very topics are on the agenda for discussions in Charlevoix.

Sure, President Trump will attend the G7 Summit this weekend but he's out of there early.

But Tusk also said the tensions within the G7 now are a serious challenge to its unity and effectiveness. If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn't been shy about venting his fury with Trump for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports - including Canada's - and for justifying the protectionist move by calling those imports a threat to United States national security.

That's when the leaders sit down for the start of two sessions on the economy, jobs for the future and creating inclusive growth.

Macron was reacting to news that the Commander-in-Chief planned to leave the worldwide summit in Quebec earlier than anticipated; skipping out on the group's discussions on climate change and the global environment.

I am heading for Canada and the G-7 for talks that will mostly center on the long time unfair trade practiced against the United States.

During a 25 minute briefing with journalists aboard her Royal Air Force jet, May twice singled Trump out for praise, on both his contribution to pressuring tech companies about online extremism at last year's G7, and his diplomatic progress on North Korea. Friday morning, he held meetings with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Japan's Shinzo Abe, Italy's Giuseppe Conte, and German leader Angela Merkel.

The tweets were in part a response to criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday who said the president's recent moves pulling the US from the Iran nuclear deal and implementing new trade tariffs have isolated the USA on the world stage.

On Thursday, Putin called the tariffs "sanctions" on Canada.

"Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the USA and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things ... but he doesn't bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300 per cent on dairy - hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!"

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