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G7 leaders divided on trade; Trump attacks EU, Canada amid backlash

The US president will come face-to-face at the gathering with world leaders whose views do not chime with his on a range of issues from trade to the environment

Reuters  |  Ottawa 

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group's 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America's industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. Trump has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for car imports and has walked back on ...

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 22:33 IST
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