Tensions high as G7 Summit kicks off in Quebec

Andrew MacDougall

Trump and Trudeau are among the leaders meeting today at the G-7 in Quebec.

We were already expecting the president to clash with his allies over trade, but Trump is feeding those frictions with a series of tweets ahead of the summit.

"We will not stop trying to convince our American friends and President Trump that undermining this order makes no sense at all because it would only play into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist", said Tusk. "America first is more and more looking like America alone".

Those plans, as well as Trudeau's carefully crafted agenda - months in making -were thrown into disarray before Trump stepped off his plane in Bagotville, Que., making his debut on Canadian soil.

Trudeau says he hopes to work through any conflicts. Trump, by contrast, often seems to view trade as a kind of war game in which one country's gain necessarily means another country's loss.

Corker, whose state of Tennessee is home to foreign and domestic auto plants, questioned Trump's national security justification in a statement last week.

Mexico imports so much U.S. pork - almost one-third of what's consumed - that the government says it will waive tariffs on up to 350,000 tons of pork imported from other nations to avoid destabilising the market.

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Rafael Nadal is a set down to Diego Schwartzman , while Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic are locked in a first set tie-break. Rafa Nadal, who lost the opening set 6-4 against Diego Schwartzman , broke back and led 5-3 lead in the second set.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkelsaid they were "illegal", while Trudeau said they were "insulting and totally unacceptable". As those negotiations have stalled, discussions between Canada and US turned more pointed.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday floated an idea to set up a mechanism to resolve trade differences with the United States and prevent future ones, a French official said as consensus appeared to elude G7 leaders at a summit in Canada.

It will presumably be suggested that Trump was just having an erudite little historical jest - you know, the sort of thing he's known so well for. President Vladimir Putin's occupation of parts of the Ukraine in 2014, his illiberal tactics of rule, his crushing of the independent media, and a fall in oil prices made Russian Federation less and less likely as a member of a club of "industrialized democracies", and Moscow's membership was suspended in 2014.

"Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made), then off to Singapore to meet with North Korea & the Nuclear Problem.But back home we still have the 13 Angry Democrats pushing the Witch Hunt!"

'Didn't you guys burn down the White House?'

Previous G7 summits have seen large-scale anti-globalization protests, but even though he has made a populist criticism of global trade a major part of his appeal to voters, Trump was the main target of a protest as masked anarchists set fire to USA flags and those of other bloc nations.

The European Union is also a full member of the G7, so Tusk will be part of the leaders' meetings with Trump on Friday, where they will try to persuade the president to stop attacking multilateralism. "It is in the interests of everyone", he said on Twitter.

Gordon Brown, the former Labour prime minister, was infamously snubbed by Barack Obama who turned down five requests for meetings during a 2009 gathering of world leaders. Salvini and fellow euro-skeptic coalition partner Luigi Di Maio, of the 5-Star Movement, agreed to back Conte so their parties could govern.

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