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G7 struggles to salvage summit as Trump holds firm on trade dispute

Reuters  |  LA MALBAIE, Quebec 

By Jean-Baptiste Vey and William JamesLA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - 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.But expectations for any breakthroughs at the two-day Group of Seven meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec, are low. "It's highly unlikely there will be a final communique," a G7 official said on condition of anonymity.Washington's trading partners are angry about U.S. President Donald Trump's ...

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 01:14 IST