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G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US

G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US

"We know it will not be easy but we would like to get results from the G7", Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said through a video message ahead of the summit. The president said recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, England and Egypt underscored the need for the U.S.to "defeat terrorism and protect civilization". "I hope they decide in the right way". He also touted his meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, adding, "We're behind North Atlantic Treaty Organisation all the way".

The other new face is France's youthful president, Emmanuel Macron, who has vowed to defend the Paris climate change deal agreed in 2015.

If you haven't sent yet, can you add this from Merkel: Merkel on urging the United States to stick with the Paris climate agreement: "We put forward very many arguments".

Speaking to reporters, Ms Merkel said Mr Trump's criticism of Germany's trade surplus was "inappropriate" and said she had talked to the president about the issue on the margins of the summit.

Trump held no news conferences during his nine-day overseas trip, allowing him to avoid questions about investigations into his campaign's ties with Russian officials.

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A French presidential source said substantial progress had been made on the question of trade, particularly in the area of multilateralism, suggesting Trump may have bowed to pressure for a more collaborative approach to worldwide commerce.

The G-7 members were still wrestling over a statement on trade and whether it would condemn protectionism, as previous group statements have. This time the G-7 leaders reiterated a "commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism".

Trump has pushed back against such statements, arguing that trade must be balanced, fair and free.

"The U.S.is now paying much more than any other nation and that is not fair to the United States or the United States taxpayer".

"Terrorism is a threat, bad threat to all of humanity", Trump said, standing in front of a massive American flag at Naval Air Station Sigonella.

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Mr. Trump did not respond to reporters questions about the remark when meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in advance of a G-7 summit.

The G-7, urged on by Japan, will also adopt common language against North Korea after a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. The meeting with Merkel came just a day after Trump reportedly called Germans "bad". Understanding this process, the Heads of State and of Government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom and the Presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement, as previously stated at the Ise-Shima Summit.

The Trump administration has argued that the US standards are tougher than those set by China, India and others, and therefore have put American businesses at a disadvantage.

The G-7 is an informal gathering that meets every year under a rotating chairmanship. Its decisions are not binding as an global treaty would be, simply representing the leaders' political commitments.

Image: General view of the round table where G7 Summit leaders and leaders from African countries attend an expanded session at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.

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