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Trump tariffs stir up angst ahead of G-7 summit

2018-06-06 09:53:31       source:Politico

June 5, 2018

Foreign diplomats and U.S. officials are looking ahead to this week’s G-7 summit with a sense of dread amid growing international tensions with President Donald Trump and little hope of reaching consensus.

With just three days until Trump arrives in Canada for the annual meeting with America’s closest foreign allies, member countries are fuming over the president’s decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a move that could have dire economic consequences for every other member of the Group of Seven major industrial nations.

Canada, Japan and key European Union nations have long sought to win over the U.S. president by playing nice on the world stage. But after nearly a year and a half, the G-7 countries’ frustrations are bursting into public view.

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