Russians marking Day of Russia

Russians marking Day of Russia

Leaders of the G7 nations spent Friday hunting for a face saving formula to mask the deep rift inflicted on the Western alliance by United States president Donald Trump's assault on global trade rules.

"Russia should be in this meeting", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn. But after Russia's intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, Western leaders sought to isolate Vladimir Putin's government. SCO states also include four ex-Soviet Central Asian republics and new members Pakistan and India. Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who USA intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win.

Macron said, in part, "sometimes we disagree but we always speak and share I think common concerns and common values, and we share a willingness to deliver and get results together".

Increasingly isolated and hearing talk that the clashes are transforming the Group of Seven into "G-6, plus one", Trump further stirred the pot by asking why Russian Federation wasn't included in the group.

Merkel said it was not clear whether the group would issue a final directive, adding that failure to do so would be an honest reflection of the lack of agreement among Canada, the United States, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany.

The president also greeted all Russians on the occasion of the country's national day, which is "a symbol of a free and future-oriented Russia" and "marks the greatness of its centuries-long history, and the victories and accomplishments of many generations".

We have to treat this very accurately and carefully, such phenomenon has its place in the world, it is developing!

That's why he sees it as such a great and brilliant victory that he pulled us out of a series of worldwide agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear agreement.

Charlevoix Canada. From left British Prime Minis
Charlevoix Canada. From left British Prime Minis

He, however, added that the combined purchasing power of the Russian Federation and China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a meeting of which he was attending in China, outstripped the G7.

In early April, Kremlin aide Vladimir Ushakov said Trump had proposed a meeting with Putin during a telephone call.

G7 chiefs have largely praised Trump for his efforts to stabilise the Korean peninsula, but they are unhappy he pulled out of an worldwide agreement to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions.

At the summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Trump will hold bilateral meetings with Macron and Trudeau, in addition to attending working sessions with all of the G-7 leaders.

Putin's comments come as Trump's relations erode with key allies, including lashing out Saturday at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed opposition to Trump's trade policies at the conclusion of the summit in Canada.

President Trump doesn't want anything to do with that.

Trump says they will either have a better agreement on NAFTA or two deals involving separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico.

But to Trump, the very idea of worldwide cooperation is anathema.

AT&T-Time Warner Decision: Either Way, Media Is Ailing
Trump, however, repeatedly had blasted the merger, due in no small part to his opposition to CNN, which is owned by Time Warner. AT&T wasn't on board, saying, "Divestitures here would destroy the very consumer value this merger is created to unlock".

Related Articles

  • Whole Foods Expanding Discounts For Amazon Prime Members

    Whole Foods Expanding Discounts For Amazon Prime Members

    Items eligible for additional Prime member discounts will be designated by special signs in Whole Foods stores. Shoppers also can opt in to use their mobile phone number to get the Prime savings at the checkout lane.

    China suggests North Korea sanctions relief as Trump, Kim meet

    One of North Korea's stated goals is to establish peace with the US and ultimately see the removal of more than 30,000 USA troops from the Korean Peninsula.
    Domino’s Pizza wants to repave your city’s potholes

    Domino’s Pizza wants to repave your city’s potholes

    The company helped fill five potholes in Burbank, eight in Bartonville, 40 in Milford, and 150 square yards of roads in Athens. On May 3, a Domino's spokesperson said the discovery was "an extremely isolated incident, confined to a single store".
  • Hearn calls Wilder’s bluff on Joshua title fight

    Hearn calls Wilder’s bluff on Joshua title fight

    As Wilder said, the ball is in the court of team Joshua now. "It's up to them to choose". Hopefully, we'll get an answer in the next day or two.
    Hurricane Bud is weakening, could hit Mexico as tropical storm

    Hurricane Bud is weakening, could hit Mexico as tropical storm

    As of the Tuesday morning advisory, winds were up to 130 miles per hour making Bud a major category 4 hurricane. This heavy rain could cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides, especially in high-terrain areas.
    ‘Fortnite’ Switch Crossplay Detailed By Epic Games

    ‘Fortnite’ Switch Crossplay Detailed By Epic Games

    There has even been a case of a 9-year-old girl being sent to rehab after she wet herself while refusing to stop playing the game. Her parents also noticed payments totalling more than £50 a month were being paid to Microsoft from their credit card.
  • Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

    Trump's vow to end US-South Korea drills catches Pentagon off guard

    As long as Trump doesn't start getting any ideas from Kim, we're probably OK. At the same time , he said complete denuclearization would take time .
    Tesla slides after report says it plans to cut 3,000 jobs (TSLA)

    Tesla slides after report says it plans to cut 3,000 jobs (TSLA)

    I also want to emphasize that we are making this hard decision now so that we never have to do this again. Tesla said after the cuts it would still have more employees than it had at the beginning of 2018.
    Real Madrid for Conte — Marca

    Real Madrid for Conte — Marca

    According to the magazine, the management of real Madrid has several candidates, but the favorite among them is the German specialist.
  • Everything about Spider-Man for PS4 from E3

    Everything about Spider-Man for PS4 from E3

    Ghost of Tsushima was first announced last October when Sucker Punch studios revealed they were working on a new property. On top of that, the gameplay trailer also introduces the five villains that will be in the game - and one mysterious one.
    Dennis Rodman Thanks Eddie Vedder From Trump/Kim Jong Un Summit

    Dennis Rodman Thanks Eddie Vedder From Trump/Kim Jong Un Summit

    After wiping tears from his eyes, Rodman explained that he is continuing to advocate for peace between the two nations. White House and Trump himself had earlier said that former-basketball player wasn't invited for the summit.
    Super Mario Party - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018

    Super Mario Party - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018

    With Nintendo themselves announcing that Smash is the focus of this year, it's pretty clear that we'll be seeing a lot of that. Second, you may be able to slightly change the way mini-games are played by putting two Switches physically side-by-side.