G7 commits to 'rules-based trading system' despite tensions with US

Halting all trade with countries that don't drop tariffs is a "very profitable answer", Trump said. Later, the document was made public.

The Prime minister's spokesman tweeting that what Trudeau said wasn't anything he hadn't already said to Trump himself.

Trump tweeted his reversal after what he called "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who he labeled "dishonest and weak".

Mr. Trump declared tariffs were the most important topic at the G7 summit, blasting ally nations for what he sees as them taking advantage of the U.S. He said other nations have been treating the U.S. like the "piggy back that everybody's robbing".

The Prime Minister's Office did release a statement late Saturday, following Trump's tweets, that said: "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit".

The attack shattered any hope that Canada could avoid US tariffs on steel and aluminum or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement by virtue of the charm, patience or measured response it has extended to Trump since he took office. With Trump rejecting those compromises and turning his back on an agreement, can the G7 remain intact? I said, 'Okay, but so far we're getting nothing.' So we get nothing, he gets 50 (percent), and they think we're doing-like they're doing us a favor.

"It's a little worse within North America - the underlying bargain was that U.S. neighbors would receive special treatment", Alden said in the same press call.

The US leader left the summit earlier than planned on Saturday to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which he described as a "mission of peace".

After departing from the Quebec summit for Singapore, Mr Trump tweeted that he had asked American representatives not to endorse the joint communique put out by the G7 leaders, which called for a "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade" and the importance of fighting protectionism.

Blood test for pregnant women predicts premature birth, says Stanford-led research
The gestational-age test was developed by studying a cohort of 31 Danish women who gave blood weekly throughout their pregnancies. He said the test could eventually provide a low-priced method of gauging the gestational age of a developing fetus.

15th Relay for Life at Amherst Stadium on Saturday
She'll walk the Survivors' Victory Lap on June 15 following a yearlong drive to be cancer free. Survivors stand out among other participants by wearing signature purple shirts.

Cork-based chefs pay tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain
But they were committed to co-parenting their daughter, so they often ate meals together and vacationed as a family, he said. He went on to work as a chef at several high-profile restaurants in NY and Washington before launching a TV career.

The letter comes on the day of the Group of 7 (G-7) summit amid heightened conflict between Trump and other G-7 members over the tariffs and following Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation be reinstated into the group.

Trump's presidency has been clouded by a federal investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by his campaign. "It is going to stop or we are going to stop trading with them".

"That would be the ultimate thing, whether or not that works, but I did suggest it", he said, triggering skepticism from European officials. Tariffs are going to come way down because people can not continue to do that. Free trade is "the way it should be", he said.

The Trump administration announced two weeks ago that it would investigate whether auto imports hurt US national security, the first step toward tariffs similar to the ones he imposed on steel and aluminum imports last week.

Trump's Twitter tirade was in reaction to comments made by Trudeau at a press conference on Saturday in which he threatened to torpedo negotiations on a new NAFTA deal if the Americans did not remove tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Tensions threatened to boil over when French President Emmanuel Macron, on the day before the start of summit, said the other 6 countries might sign a joint statement without the U.S.

Trump repeated his criticism of Canada's supply managed dairy industry, one of his favourite targets in Twitter posts, including this week prior to his arrival in Canada. "And if it's not fixed, then we're not going to deal with these countries".

"There's some movement within Congress now to rein in Trump on trade policy", Gertz said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawsuit could jeopardize health care for 52 million
Jun 10, 2018 - 17:55
Donald Verrilli Jr., President Barack Obama's top Supreme Court lawyer who defended the law, called the decision "a sad moment". California and 15 other states also filed a brief Thursday to intervene and defend the ACA and its consumer protections.

Canada loses 7500 jobs in May but unemployment rate unchanged
Jun 10, 2018 - 17:54
The rate of employment in the region dropped after four straight months of increases, but only by 0.1 percent to 68.6 percent. The professional, scientific and technical services sector added 17,000 and transportation and warehousing added 12,000.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli bulldozers raze lands in southern Gaza Strip
Jun 10, 2018 - 17:25
Izzideen, Wednesday's casualty, is a distant relative of Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi . Israel says it has a right to defend itself from violent rioters, who want to cross the border fence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Who Is Keith Davidson? Attorney Claims Stormy Daniels Defamed Him
Jun 10, 2018 - 16:04
Avenatti called Giuliani a misogynist and an " absolute pig " on CNN's " Anderson Cooper 360 ". "This is about the extent that Mr. Trump appeared in benign roles in at least three soft-core porn films in the 1990s and early 2000s.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Putin says ready to meet Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready
Jun 10, 2018 - 15:45
According to Putin, he does not have detailed information about the disagreements that emerged at the recent G7 summit. Trump to not levy similar tariffs on Canadian auto exports, an idea being contemplated by the White House.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump refuses to endorse G-7 communique, threatens Canada with more tariffs
Jun 10, 2018 - 14:50
Trudeau has said the Quebec summit offers the G7 leaders an opportunity to find solutions to their many differences. Trump said he pushed for the elimination of trade barriers, including subsidies and tariffs, at the G-7 meeting.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Watch the EA E3 2018 press conference live right here on Saturday
Jun 10, 2018 - 13:55
Since other players will only ever see you decked out in your mecha armor, you'll obviously want to make it as rad as possible. EA will, however, monetise the game through paid cosmetic modifications to Javelins, much like the skins in Fortnite .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Priyanka Chopra apologies for 'Hindu terror' plot in American TV series 'Quantico'
Jun 10, 2018 - 13:24
Nuclear-armed Pakistan and India have fought two wars over the Kashmir region since partition in 1947. ABC went onto add: 'Quantico is a work of fiction.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E3 2018: Avalanche Studios Announces Generation Zero for PS4
Jun 10, 2018 - 13:22
Generation Zero is a brand new IP from Avalanche Studios , the developer behind games like Just Cause 3 and the upcoming Rage 2 . You'll be able to support downed friends by reviving them and of course, share in the loot once an enemy has been toppled.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Corker, Alexander help introduce legislation to require Congressional approval for Trump tariffs
Jun 10, 2018 - 13:13
But misusing Section 232 to levy tariffs on our allies is risky and will hurt American consumers. The defence bill is must-pass legislation, but the fate of the tariff measure is uncertain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MIUI 10 Global Beta Roll Out Confirmed with Eligible List of Devices
Jun 10, 2018 - 12:11
It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC (up to 2GHz), paired with an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB/ 4GB of RAM. With the global version of MIUI 10 on the horizon, we should see the update make its way to the Y2 in the coming months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit
Jun 10, 2018 - 11:11
Morneau said progress is being made, but more work needs to be done to conclude the negotiations. "And it's going to stop". To United States, frankly, it would be a good thing but I'm not looking to do that. "We're not looking to play games".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gavin Patterson to step down as BT chief executive
Jun 10, 2018 - 10:27
BT chairman Jan du Plessis said that while Mr Patterson had the backing of the board, wider support was starting to wane. Days later, the company revealed Patterson was paid £2.3 million (€2.6m) a year ago , including a £1.3 million bonus.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hands On Unravel Two With Coldwood's Martin Sahlin
Jun 10, 2018 - 09:56
A friend can take control of the second yarn-thing for some co-op fun, or it can latch onto your back if you want to play solo. It appears that ESRB has just leaked the sequel to Unravel that may be announced in a few hours during EA Play 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Daniel Ricciardo suspects Mercedes have the upper hand in Canada
Jun 10, 2018 - 08:45
Hamilton leads Vettel by 14 points in the championship heading into the weekend, with Ricciardo third, 38 points off the lead. I wasn't really happy with the vehicle , we had some problems and I couldn't get the rhythm.