After "difficult" G7 summit, UK's May warns against unilateral action on trade

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The US President, who also arrived late to a meeting about gender equality, posted a series of angry tweets directed at his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, slamming him for being "weak" and saying he had instructed his officials not to sign the official communique.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described his change of heart as "sobering and a little depressing".

United States president Donald Trump retracted the previously agreed upon joint communique endorsing a rule-based trade system, at the very end of the G7 summit last week, accusing the group of seven nations of imposing "massive tariffs" on the US. Nevertheless, the remaining six countries (G6) put the climate agenda on the top of the discussions in an attempt to address this long-lasting issue.

Joining that view was Nicholas Burns, a former USA undersecretary of state under President George W. Bush, who called Canada "the best neighbor we could have". Yet, the trouble with Trump persisted on nearly all other issues, including climate change, with Trump refusing to endorse by implication the 2015 Paris climate change accord, as well as on his trade war policies that he has introduced against the EU, Canada and Mexico.

If the tariffs are implemented, they will be applicable to all countries, including the US' largest imports - Mexico and Canada. However, she suggested the government should look at means of increasing trade and co-operation with other Atlantic Canadian provinces, in light of the looming trade spat with the U.S.

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US President Donald Trump has renewed his attacks on America's closest allies following the divisive G7 summit in Canada at the weekend.

Blunt asked, quite bluntly: "Trudeau or Trump?"

"Fair trade is now to be called fool trade", he added in response to the threat of the retaliatory tariffs against the US.

Despite all that, US President carried on yesterday saying that the "US had a big trade deficit with Canada and that a little balance was needed".

However Trump was at odds with numerous other global leaders, suggesting Russian Federation be re-admitted to the group.

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