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Germany, France slam Trump over Group of Seven U-turn

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By Michael NienaberBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France on Sunday sharply criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to abruptly withdraw his support for a Group of Seven communique, accusing him of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.Having left the G7 summit in Canada early, Trump's announcement on Twitter that he was backing out of the joint communique torpedoed what appeared to be a fragile consensus on a trade dispute between Washington and its top allies.Trump also took aim at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said he might double down on import tariffs by ...

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 20:29 IST