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US president wants Russia readmitted to G7

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Following the breakup of the USSR (Soviet Union) and the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin was elected President of the Russian Soviet Federation Socialist Republic in 1993. "Russia calls for strict and consistent implementation of this plan", Putin stated.

Mrs May hopes to use the summit to avert a wider trade war, insisting she wants a "proportionate" response from the European Union to the "unjustified" United States tariffs.

President Trump on Saturday doubled down on his calls for Russian Federation to be reinstated to the G-7 group of nations, saying that the group would be more meaningful if that country could be brought back into the fold.

When he said, "It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", you have to wonder who he meant by "we".

USA president Donald Trump has injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the G7 nations as he called for Russian Federation to be reinstated.

Trump is not in favor of group negotiations and will leave the station of the summit before it ends.

Trump will skip out on G-7 meetings about climate change, clean energy and ocean protection. She said the two leaders exchanged pleasantries and briefly discussed trade.

Following a day after Trump's press conference, Vladmir Putin in the Qingdao SCO summit on Sunday said that such talks were welcome and "much needed" in the wake of the new arms race among countries.

With a cool reception all but assured, Trump has complained to aides about even having to attend the meeting, especially since his summit with Kim is just days away.

Mr Macron - who has cultivated a close relationship with Mr Trump over recent months - stressed that the United States was isolated.

Macron said, in part, "sometimes we disagree but we always speak and share I think common concerns and common values, and we share a willingness to deliver and get results together".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose country is an observer member of the SCO, will also attend the summit at a time when China and Russian Federation are seeking to save the Iran nuclear deal following Trump's withdrawal from the pact.

The White House announced his travel plans after French president Emmanuel Macron and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau signalled they would use the G7 event to take a stance against new United States tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Trump first joked that the Canadian leader "has agreed to cut all tariffs".

In our small world, which has been made smaller with the internet and cell phones, we can't afford to go it alone. Trump said to reporters. "We'll see how it all works out".

Mr Trump retorted via Twitter: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers".

His remarks follow a report that White House officials were working towards setting up a meeting.

President Trump doesn't want anything to do with that.

At the same time he downplayed tensions at the acrimonious G7 meeting in Quebec City, after Trump disowned the joint summit statement and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. However, too many sights likely remind him of how fast China is building its power and how deep Russia's dependency is growing.

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