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Trump to leave G7 early, tensions high after 'rant' over trade

Reuters  |  LA MALBAIE, Quebec 

By Roberta Rampton and Jean-Baptiste VeyLA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Group of Seven leaders had a bitter exchange over trade tariffs, ratcheting tensions at a summit that he planned to leave early on Saturday before talks on climate change and the health of oceans.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.In an "extraordinary" exchange between the leaders ...

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:05 IST
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