Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Vienna possible venue for Putin-Trump summit

Vienna possible venue for Putin-Trump summit

The White House says President Donald Trump will deliver a statement before departing a meeting of industrialized nations in Canada.

"No matter what fluctuations there are in the global situation, China and Russian Federation have always firmly taken the development of relations as a priority", Xi told Putin.

USA trading partners have been furious over President Donald Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda.

"There was a good reason why the G8 became the G7", May told lawmakers in Britain's parliament on Monday, saying its exclusion was a result of its "illegal annexation" of Crimea.

'I think we had a very open and direct discussion this afternoon, we've always had this kind of discussion.

"I see this as an acknowledgement and an evaluation of Russia's efforts to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership with China", he said.

In the message, Kim wished the strategic and traditional relations between North Korea and Russian Federation would become stronger and it hoped success for Putin in building a powerful Russian Federation.

In our small world, which has been made smaller with the internet and cell phones, we can't afford to go it alone.

Following a formal welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, Putin first with Premier Li Keqiang, telling him that Russia-China trade and economic ties have "gained a good tempo, and we are looking for new spheres of cooperation".

Let's set the context here. The U.S.is meeting with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom at the summit.

Putin also spoke of the industrialized nations, which was the G8 with Russian Federation until it was suspended from the group in 2014 when it annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine.

Putin responded: 'It wasn't us who left.

Russian Federation though started late in joining the scheme of things but it eventually joined as its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, went to Pyongyang on May 31 and invited Kim to visit Moscow later this year, Russia's official sources informed. Trump said to reporters.

Peter Navarro tells "Fox News Sunday" that's what Trudeau did to Trump at the end of the Group of Seven nations meeting in Canada over the weekend.

"International cooperation can not depend on being angry and on sound bites". Either we're the victor or the loser, and if it's not obvious that we're the victor then we must be the loser, the chump, the sap, the sucker.

"According to a Canada release, they make nearly 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with USA (guess they were bragging and got caught!)". Under Trump, the United States has abandoned its traditional role in the G-7 as an advocate for freer global trade, instead pushing more protectionist policies. That's an idea he just can not wrap his head around. In a series of tweets from Singapore, Trump kept up the tirade while contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal". This too is revealing.

But no consensus document will hide the damage inflicted by the U.S. leader's aggressive imposition of tariffs on what had been some of Washington's closest allies.

And he might just get his way.

She acknowledged that Canada and the US have disagreed on significant issues in the past - such as the Vietnam and Iraq wars - and still have differences today when it comes to things like climate change and the steel and aluminum tariffs.

Merkel and Trump also had a brief conversation at the summit but no bilateral meeting.

Referring to the Mueller investigation, and the possibility it may result in criminal charges against him, Trump maintained he has "the absolute right to pardon myself", adding "but I'll never have to do it because I didn't do anything wrong".

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