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

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

Trump attacked the Canadian leader after withdrawing US approval of the joint communique issued at the close Saturday of the Group of Seven summit in Charlevoix, Quebec. 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.

In response to White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro's comment, "there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy", European Council president Donald Tusk retorted on social media defending the Canadian Prime Minister by saying "there's a special place in heaven for Justin Trudeau". 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.

During her statement, she confirmed that the countries had agreed to establish a new rapid response mechanism to share intelligence, co-ordinate action and develop new strategies to tackle the "growing threat" posed by Russian Federation. "We fully intend to honour it".

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

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"I want to pay a particular tribute to Prime Minister Trudeau for his leadership and skilful chairing, which enabled us after two days of negotiation between leaders to agree actions and a shared approach on some of the most pressing challenges facing the worldwide community and our citizens", she said.

During a news conference, Trudeau had reasserted his opposition to USA tariffs on steel and aluminium, and vowed to press ahead with retaliatory moves on July 1.

On trade, said she had been "very clear" that United States tariffs on European steel and aluminium imports were damaging and dialogue was needed to ensure the dispute did not escalate into a full-blown trade war. "That is why it was right that we had such an open and direct discussion at this summit".