Donald Trump and America’s closest allies will bid to paper over the cracks Saturday after a fractious G7 summit, before the US presidents sets off on a mission to make peace with a traditional enemy. The last of the leaders to arrive in Canada for the two-day summit, Trump is also expected to be the first one out on Saturday morning as he heads towards Singapore for his meeting on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump is likely to be thankful for a good excuse to leave a gathering where he has found himself in a minority of one – pitted against peers angered at being slapped with tariffs that could trigger a wider trade war. While officials are trying to find a formula for a traditional end of summit communique that everyone can sign up to, any statement will do little to mask the sense of divide between the G7’s most powerful member and the rest of the group. Even before he flew out of Washington on Friday to hook up with the rest of the group, Trump managed to put the cat among the pigeons by saying it was time that Russia be brought back… Read full this story
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