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  • *G7 leaders agree on Russia, Syria, North Korea. TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled.

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 27- Under pressure from allies, U.S. The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they hoped were long settled. "There are no indications whether the United States will stay in...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— The Latest on Group of Seven summit:. The tensions took place when anarchists, communists and other anti-global protesters held a demonstration after the Group of Seven summit in Taormina, Sicily. After a two-day summit in Italy, French President Emmanuel Macron had warm words for Donald Trump, despite the fact the U.S. president did not join in...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris...

  • NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily— The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe:. President Donald Trump says G-7 allies are pushing to end "all trade-distorting practices." Trump discussed trade with the leaders of Italy, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and Japan during the summit, but it was not immediately clear what he meant by the tweet.

  • *Trump tells EU officials Germany is "very bad" on trade. President Donald Trump, who told EU officials Germany was "very bad" on trade and suggested it was selling too many cars in the United States. The exchange between the leaders came after German media reported on Friday that Trump had sharply criticised Germany in a private meeting on Thursday with European...

  • *G7 leaders hold two days of talks in Sicily. TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Leaders from the world's major industrialised nations failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to back a landmark climate deal at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday after hours of talks that were described by Germany's leader as "controversial".

  • (L-R) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, U.S. President Donald Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Voktor Orban and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a family photo during a NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017.

    In Brussels, Trump admonished other NATO members for not paying their "fair share" for defense.

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said the president's comments focused on the surplus and not the country: "He said they're very bad on trade,...

  • TAORMINA, Italy, May 26- Leaders from the world's major industrialised nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted NATO allies for spending too little on defence and described Germany's trade...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily:. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's spoken to President Donald Trump about his reported criticism of Germany for its trade surplus with the U.S. The leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily signed a declaration pledging to intensify the fight against terror in the wake of "the brutal attack in...

  • BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "The leaders discussed... shared challenges in fighting global terrorism," the White House said in a statement.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) speaks as US President Donald Trump (C) arrives next to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) for a family picture during the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

    Trump did not endorse Article 5, the mutual assistance clause that he was expected to publicly back.

  • *EU, U.S. not seeing eye-to-eye on Russia, EU says. BRUSSELS, May 25- A smiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on Thursday but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change. "action plan" on trade-- an indication the new occupant of the White House is not as...

  • TAORMINA, Sicily— A glance of the leaders meeting with Donald Trump during his first Group of Seven summit as U.S. president, in alphabetical order by country. Trump joins the leaders of France, Britain and Italy in making their G-7 debuts this year, although he met some of them already on Thursday at the NATO summit in Brussels. Theresa May, 60, entered 10 Downing St....

  • *Sterling recovers after dip on Manchester attack. "The noise around the political situation in the U.S. is keeping a lid on the dollar," said Brad Bechtel, managing director FX at Jefferies in New York. President Donald Trump's recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing a probe into possible links between the president's team and Russia, and...

  • BERLIN, May 23- Business morale in Germany hit its highest since reunification in May and an already rosy growth outlook brightened further, tapping into hopes that Berlin will ally with Paris in spearheading a broad-based economic revival in Europe. France is Germany's second biggest trading partner and europhile Emmanuel Macron's presidential election...

  • *Sterling dips marginally after Manchester attack. LONDON, May 23- The dollar struggled to recover ground against other major currencies on Tuesday as stronger German data and low 10- year U.S. "U.S. political risk obviously has came very much to the front of market attention in the past week," said Lee Hardman, a currency economist with Japan's MUFG in London.

  • *France election result viewed as major relief. BERLIN, May 23- German business morale brightened more than expected in May to hit its highest level on record since 1991, a survey showed on Tuesday, with the election of Emmanuel Macron as French president viewed as a major relief for Europe's largest economy. France is Germany's second-most important single...

  • *Spot gold may gain further to $1,272/ ounce- technicals. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack, making it the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. "Right now, precious metals prices are relatively quiet, this...