US President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade that has spooked financial markets and he opened the door to diplomacy with Iran, easing tensions on the last day of a strained G7 summit.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's presence had not been announced and represented a gamble by French host Emmanuel Macron who is seeking to soothe spiralling tensions between Iran and the US.
The three-day meeting in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz takes place amid sharp differences over a clutch of global issues that risk further dividing a group of countries already struggling to pull together.
US President Donald Trump who regularly threatens to pull out of NAFTA, insists that Canada and Mexico agree to a sunset clause that would allow a member nation to withdraw after five years.
US President Donald Trump says he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un can transform his country and do something great for his people. But he warned that the forthcoming summit is — what he called — a ‘one-time shot’.
As the leaders of the top industrialised democracies began meeting ahead of the G7 summit in Quebec, European leaders warned that US President Trump’s stance threatens the Western-led world order.
G7 nations vent anger over the US decision to impose steel and aluminium tariffs this week on Mexico, Canada and the EU in a rare rebuke to Washington.
During his maiden foreign tour, Trump had meetings with leaders in Middle East and Europe. He signed multibillion dollar deals with Saudi Arabia and told G7 allies that the US needs a more level playing field on trade.
The gathering in Italy is being billed as a key test of how serious the new US administration is about implementing its policy agenda, particularly on climate change.
A tense atmosphere surrounds the two-day Group of Seven meeting in the northern Italian city of Lucca.
Obama, who is presently in Japan to attend the G7 summit, is the first American president to visit Hiroshima, seven decades after its bombing.
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