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Trump to leave G7 early, missing environmental talks

Reuters  |  LA MALBAIE, Quebec 

By Roberta Rampton and Jean-Baptiste VeyLA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump planned to leave the summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Saturday before it discussed climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by U.S. trade tariffs. The six-plus-one tone of the gathering in Quebec means the leaders from Canada, Britain, the United States, France, Germany Italy and Japan are unlikely to issue a joint statement, too sharply divided on trade or the environment to reach consensus.Still, a French official said on Friday the ...

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 18:25 IST