Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Summit May Be Held At Vienna: Russia

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Summit May Be Held At Vienna: Russia

As the heads of the top industrialized democracies embarked on the two-day G7 summit in rural Quebec, European leaders warned that Trump's stance on trade, the climate, Iran and - now - Russian Federation sets him apart.

The divisions were laid bare on Friday, notably over trade.

Trump also singled out tariffs on USA dairy products in yet another scathing tweet directed at Canada just before the summit begins.

The two-day summit is being held in the town of La Malbaie, in Quebec province. Trump will leave the summit early to attend a summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday.

He is not expected to stay till the end of the summit.

The level of Mongolia's ties with the SCO should be lifted and Mongolia is welcome to participate in SCO cooperation in a more in-depth way, said Xi.

A French presidential source said Trump's proposal did not seem "coherent" in view of the latest economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Moscow.

The new tariffs - 25 per cent on imported steel, 10 per cent on aluminium from Canada, Mexico and the European Union - threaten to drive up prices for American consumers and companies and heighten uncertainty for businesses and investors around the globe.

President Donald Trump arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.

"The rules-based global order is being challenged, not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor: the United States", said European Council President Donald Tusk.

"Take down you tariffs & barriers or we will more than match you!"

His supporters said the father of two was prepared to die in prison, clouding Russia's chance to shine on the world stage during the World Cup which begins on Thursday. "He is my best, most intimate friend".

Economics tops the agenda, although the meetings now always branch off to cover major global issues.

Russia's membership in the G8 was suspended in 2014, after it illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

And he said Trump's determination to bait his allies over trade and diplomatic engagements "would only play into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist". He also said he hopes to improve Russian-American relations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have meet prior to the official opening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao to sign a series of bilateral agreements, while overseeing a number of further agreements signed between representatives of both the private and public sectors from the neighbouring superpowers.

According to the leaders' programme, Mr Trump will miss the talks on climate change, the environment and probably gender equality on Saturday.

"In my view it is important that we not agree on less than we achieved a year ago", she said.

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