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Trump still not backing Paris agreement

Trump still not backing Paris agreement

Trudeau, who met briefly Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, also has a face-to-face with Trump scheduled for Saturday.

The leaders of the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada are in the Sicilian town of Taormina to hold talks for two days.

"What we do not want to see is a false compromise on nothing", said Tobias Muenchmeyer, a political expert for Greenpeace.

The leaders signed a document saying more should be done by internet companies to identify and remove extremist material. "I have a problem with German trade". Already his administration has taken actions that will make it hard for the U.S.to reach its carbon reduction commitments.

European Union officials are scrambling to persuade US President Donald Trump not pull out of the Paris climate accord after his advisers warned of legal problems if Washington stayed in but lowered its commitments.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discussions with Mr Trump had been "intensive".

Trump campaigned on a pledge to ditch the United States commitment to applying the 2015 Paris deal, which seeks to curb global warming by cutting carbon emissions.

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Its decisions are not binding as an global treaty would be, simply representing the leaders' political commitments. This time the G-7 leaders reiterated a "commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism".

John Boehner, a former Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives, told energy magazine Rigzone that apart from some foreign policy moves, Mr Trump's time in office has been a complete disaster, citing healthcare in particular.

According to the French news agency AFP, President Macron "snubbed" the British prime minister when they held their first official talks on the sidelines of the summit.

KEITH: Cohn says Trump digested that argument, that it was a meaningful moment to him.

Emmanuel Macron (centre) and Justin Tudeau (left) at the G7 Taormina summit.

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.

But Gentiloni stressed that "there is an atmosphere of direct and honest discussion which translates into points of agreement on the major issues: from Syria to Libya and on to the issues of worldwide trade, on which we are still working".

President Donald Trump has pushed back against earlier group statements opposing protectionism and has argued trade must be balanced and fair as well as free.

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In a private meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Trump also denounced the German trade surplus as "very bad" and complained about the large number of German cars being sold in the United States, officials said.

Saturday also marks the last day of US President Donald Trump's foreign tour. On the first day of the summit, May 26, the participants discussed relations with Russian Federation, though this topic is not on the main agenda. "His views are evolving which exactly as they should be", Trump's economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Friday.

"Look, we believe in the environment, too".

There will be agreement on the need to do more to tackle violent extremism, and there will be serious discussion with Japan's prime minister about the threat from North Korea, our correspondent says.

Abe and Trump agreed on Friday to expand sanctions against the North over its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the White House said.

On trade, the U.S. continues to refuse to include a reference to the multilateral system that underpins the rules-based global trading order in a statement the leaders are going to sign on Saturday.

Thousands of people are expected to join a protest march against the summit near Taormina. On the other side, President Trump.

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