President Trump Heads to G-7 Summit Amid Tension Over Tariffs

Macron-Trump bromance soured by ‘terrible’ phone call – report

Macron-Trump bromance soured by ‘terrible’ phone call – report

Prime Minister Theresa May is among the G7 leaders who have criticised the U.S. president for not exempting the European Union and Canada from his new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

On Thursday, the two will meet again before proceeding to Montreal to meet with Philippe Couillard, the Premier of the French-speaking province Quebec.

Tweeting in English, Macron stressed: "No leader is eternal".

"This is the first time the USA government is seen as truly acting in bad faith, in treating allies as a threat, in treating trade as negative and fundamentally undermining the system that it built, " said Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

US President Donald Trump has grown exhausted of Theresa May's "school mistress" tone, the president's allies say amid fears that the pair will not hold talks in Canada.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday that Trump will attend the G-7 but will depart early.

As well as the metals levies, Trump has ordered an investigation into whether vehicle imports also threaten national economic security, a move that would hit G7 members Germany and Japan particularly hard.

Trump himself is expected to be the last leader to arrive at the Group of Seven to arrive in French-speaking Quebec, trailing his counterparts from Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Japan as well as the host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The top German diplomat specifically referenced Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accords, and the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum as unfathomable measures to take against his nation's closest allies.

Manchester United mean business, sign Brazilian midfielder Fred
With Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini likely to leave, midfield was one area that needed his attention. Jose Mourinho has reportedly made personal contact with the agent of West Ham United attacker Marko Arnautovic .

The federal government also continued its outreach with top US lawmakers on Tuesday.

Trump signalled that he was in no mood to compromise as he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has tried to cultivate a friendly relationship with the American president.

"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be".

When asked if Trudeau took it as a joke, CNN's source said, "To the degree one can ever take what is said as a joke".

The globalised economy they helped build had both winners and losers but, until Trump's election, the United States was seen as the system's uncontested leader and a major beneficiary.

"The U.S. tariff on steel is affecting those workers today", said Scheer, who noted Canada's steel industry employs more than 23,000 workers and indirectly supports more than 100,000 jobs. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!"

Tensions between the USA and its allies have increased in recent weeks after a series of White House decisions have frustrated some of the United States' closest global partners.

European and Canadian leaders have appeared to band together, ready to stand against Trump at the G7 summit.

Recommended News

  • Durant scores 43 to lead Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

    Durant scores 43 to lead Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

    Kevin Durant's 43 points were the third most scored by a Warriors' player in an NBA Finals game. They were asking for trouble. "We've been here before and that's the biggest thing", Kerr said.
    Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

    Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

    Siri: Apple's not-so-smart assistant has a lot of catching up to do to reach the level of the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. Do Not Disturb During Bedtime will limit notifications you see at night time, so it isn't a barrage of information.
    Pompeo Says 'Real Progress' Made Toward Trump-Kim Summit

    Pompeo Says 'Real Progress' Made Toward Trump-Kim Summit

    But what about the letter? But what was in that letter? "Oh, would you like to see what was in that letter", Trump initially said. A North Korean delegation visited the White House on Friday to hand deliver a letter to President Trump .
  • Microsoft's $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub will provoke a developer backlash

    Microsoft's $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub will provoke a developer backlash

    GitHub is described as the world's leading software development platform, and it now served over 28 million developers worldwide. Microsoft said the GitHub acquisition is expected to have a negative impact on 2019 earnings but positive beginning in 2020.
    Start Time, How to Watch and iPhone SE2 Rumors

    Start Time, How to Watch and iPhone SE2 Rumors

    Even if that had been caused by a single bug, that's obviously a bigger deal than dozens of lesser bugs today. The last few iterations of macOS have been named after places in California , like macOS 10 .13 High Sierra.
    National day of Acton for Children: Pretests against separating immigrant families

    National day of Acton for Children: Pretests against separating immigrant families

    These asylum-seekers are typically people who fear returning to their home country due to gang violence or other persecution. With more than 10,000 children in custody ... the program has grown vastly beyond its original intention.
  • Alice Marie Johnson leaves prison after Trump commutes sentence

    Alice Marie Johnson leaves prison after Trump commutes sentence

    Days after the two celebs discussed prison reform, Trump has granted clemency to 63-year-old great grandmother Alice Johnson . Kim K shared the president's decision on Twitter on June 6, writing " best news ever " in all caps with a news article.
    BlackBerry KEY2 will launch on June 8 in China

    BlackBerry KEY2 will launch on June 8 in China

    Just a few short days before that event, Evan Blass has taken to Twitter to share a few press renders of the upcoming phone. Here we can also see that it retains the physical keyboard that was found in the Blackberry KeyOne .
    Nigeria World Cup kit drives fans wild ahead of England friendly

    Nigeria World Cup kit drives fans wild ahead of England friendly

    Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling are both handed starts in England's friendly global with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium. But the game was little of a true test for England , who benefited from a string of first-half errors by Nigeria .
  • Marcelo: Ronaldo Isn't The Boss At Real Madrid

    Marcelo: Ronaldo Isn't The Boss At Real Madrid

    Forget about Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo might have a talented new rival for world football fame: his own son. "One day Neymar will play at Real Madrid".
    Microsoft to acquire GitHub code repository - Software

    Microsoft to acquire GitHub code repository - Software

    San Francisco-based GitHub hosts more than 28 million software developers who are working on 80 million code repositories. Microsoft corporate vice president and founder of Xamarin , Nat Friedman , will become the new GitHub CEO.
    Vermont will pay people $10000 to move there and work remotely

    Vermont will pay people $10000 to move there and work remotely

    Under the terms of the bill, a new remote worker is eligible for this grant if their expenses do not exceed $5,000 per year. Scott's administration is attempting various strategies for attracting workers to the state to bolster the economy.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.