Vienna possible venue for Putin-Trump summit

An activist hurls a road flare while protesting before the start of the G7

Russian Federation was a member of the then G8 until it was expelled for annexing Crimea in 2014.

Divisions over how to deal with Russian Federation have been revealed as the G7 agreed a robust set of measures to counter hostile activity directed by Moscow.

Speaking to reporters before boarding his helicopter, Trump became extremely animated on the subject of Russian Federation.

Trump was seated between Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Christine Whitecross, a Canadian lieutenant general.

On climate, however, all G7 members except the USA said they support the Paris agreement.

Trudeau addressed Trump by his first name off the top of their meeting and offered warm greetings.

Asked in Qingdao about the G-7's tumultuous meeting Friday and Saturday in Canada, Putin focused on the rift between Europe and the United States on tariffs, which he said "is more significant than any emotional outbursts". The weather is expected to be mild, but he is likely to get a frosty reception from the other world leaders in the group.

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Trump of "turning our foreign policy into an global joke".

The president has angered Canada, Mexico and European countries with his recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

It was not helped by two of President's Trump's communications when he left the meeting. Trump said it should be readmitted, an idea that was unlikely to gain any traction at the G7 gathering, which groups Canada, the United States, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany.

"What we did this weekend, was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language that we could all agree to on a broad range of issues".

Dutch queen's sister found dead at Buenos Aires home
She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands' sister was found dead of an apparent suicide on Wednesday night, the BBC reports.

Trump, in turn, responded by using his first public remarks on Canadian soil as president to crack jokes with summit host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at their bilateral meeting at a scenic Quebec resort overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

It also calls for co-ordinated attribution of hostile activity so more countries name and shame perpetrators of cyber attacks and other abuses.

Trump also lashed out at longtime allies over their criticism of his trade policies.

Putin's visit comes just a month since he began his new term in office. "Not fair to our farmers!"

It was Trump himself who blasted his predecessors in the White House for creating carnage in the Middle East. A major example, she added, is Trump's summit in the coming days with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Trump returned to his concerns about global trade as he left the White House on Friday, saying the US would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement if it is unable to negotiate a better deal.

Donald Trump has dealt another blow to G7 unity after calling for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the group - a call rejected by Theresa May.

Mnuchin said Russia's "malign" activities included cyber intrusion into the US energy grid and other infrastructure; an internet-chewing worm called Notpetya that cost several global conglomerates millions of dollars in damages; and the tracking of and possible interference with undersea communications cables that carry most of the world's telecommunications data.

The president tweeted that he was heading for Canada "for talks that will mostly center on the long time unfair trade practiced against the United States".

Little of that tension was on display when the cameras entered the rooms of the summit, however. John McCain, R-Ariz, posted on Twitter: "To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values". The president says at the Group of Seven summit: "If they retaliate, they're making a mistake". "And if it's not fixed, then we're not going to deal with these countries". "And we've made a lot of progress today".

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