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G7 allies confront Trump with trade numbers in tense G7 summit

Reuters  |  LA MALBAIE, Quebec 

By Jan Strupczewski and Andreas RinkeLA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump countered a slew of trade numbers from U.S. allies with his own, different data, holding firm to his position that the United States was at a disadvantage, an official at a G7 summit said on Friday as consensus eluded the group's leaders.Friday's trade session, where G7 allies planned to confront the U.S. president over trade tariffs, had "some emotions" but was civilized and diplomatic, said the official who followed the talks. "The other leaders presented their numbers and Trump presented his. As ...

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 03:32 IST