Merkel faces conservative rebellion over German migration policy

That G7 photo: Who’s trumping whom? It’s perspective, stupid

Trump said on Twitter in March that if the European Union drops its "horrific barriers & tariffs on USA products going in, we will likewise drop ours", but that he would otherwise "tax cars". Shortly afterward, the White House issued a separate photo showing a sitting Trump speaking as Merkel, Abe and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listen. "I don't think that ratcheting up the rhetoric is going to improve things".

Mr Trump revoked his administration's support for the G-7 communique after Mr Trudeau's news conference.

The German leader said she had no idea of Donald Trump's motive for suggesting to revive the G8 format.

"There are still good reasons to continue our fight [aimed at keeping close transatlantic partnership], even though we can not just rely on it anymore", she added.

On his way to Singapore, the USA president tweeted: "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market! Instead, we act then too", Merkel told German broadcaster ARD, according to Reuters.

Geraint Thomas survives late scare to win Criterium du Dauphine
Thomas came in second, managing to put further valuable seconds between himself and his rivals for the yellow leader. For his part, Bardet denied any wrongdoing, insisting they were only riding hard to win the stage.

Kate Middleton perfected summer style in a $70 Zara dress
Okay, okay, slight exaggeration but it is refreshing to see the royal family having a day out just like anyone else. Hopefully, this is a tell-tale sign of some more summer antics from George and Charlotte.

Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Trump's "Special Bond" with Kim Jong Un
Asked what happens next, Trump said: "I think he's gone back to get this done". Kim also patted Trump, in an attempt to assert control.

Merkel sidestepped giving a clear answer when asked if Berlin will stop viewing Washington as an "important partner", saying that she would continue efforts to achieve compromises through dialogue and "go her own way" if those discussions fail to bring any results. Her interview came about a day after Trump refused to endorse the G7 summit's communique that called for reducing tariff barriers.

The German chancellor's comments on Sunday come after Trudeau announced that Canada would implement its own retaliatory tariffs on the U.S. Trump had given Canada, the European Union and Mexico temporary exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs he first announced in March, but said at the end of May that he would be ending the exemptions.

Many saw a distillation of a crisis of the West in the photograph, and a revival of the debate launched by USA and British media after Trump's 2016 election whether Merkel was the new "leader of the free world". "But if you include services in the trade balance, the US has big surplus with Europe".

In his tweets, Trump attacked Trudeau by calling him "dishonest and weak" and denouncing statements as "false". Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum tariffs sparked tension at the meeting.

The Charlevoix G-7 summit was marked by sharp disagreements over Trump's decision to impose higher import taxes on aluminum and steel imports.

Related News:



Most liked

North Korea says Trump agreed on step-by-step denuclearization process
In the face of the North's constant protest, the allies' militaries have defended the exercises as purely defensive in nature. Both in South Korea and Japan , there are mixed views on the military exercises.

A 5-year-old girl was suddenly paralysed after a tick bite
A mother has warned parents to be vigilant about insect bites after her daughter, 5, was paralysed by a tick . As she helped Kailyn with her hair , Griffin found a sight that greatly alarmed her.

Montreal to co-host 2026 World Cup
Canada's only appearance at the World Cup came in 1986 when it loss all three of its games and crashed out in the first round. Although it would be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of games will be held in the US.

Google Home speakers can now handle three commands at once
Showcased at Google I/O, Google Assistant can now handle up to 3 commands at once, should you be very specific with each command. Citing the example above, simply saying "turn off living room and bedroom" should work now with the desired result.

'Wonder Woman 2' Director Confirms Chris Pine's Return With New Image
It stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman , Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal in an unknown role.

Dixons Says Almost 6 Million Cards Targeted in Cyberattack
According to Dixons Carphone, there's now "no evidence" that any fraudulent activity has taken place as a result of the breach. The data did not contain pin codes, card verification values (CVV) or any authentication data according to Dixons Carphone.

British PM fends off Brexit parliamentary defeat
That has potentially seismic consequences for the protracted and increasingly messy split from Brussels. But government officials admitted that the concession does constrain their freedom in the Brexit talks.

Goalkeeper David De Gea Demands Public Apology From Spain Prime Minister
The Manchester United goalkeeper still holds a grudge over Sánchez after comments made two years ago. While appreciative of the personal apology, De Gea believes he should be given a public one.

Argentine Ref To Officiate World Cup Opening Game
Hosts Russia get things underway in two days' time when they take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium. This is the first World Cup since 2006 to be hosted in Europe.

England's Alli promises best behaviour at World Cup
England's first game of the tournament is against Tunisia on June 18, while Brazil open against Switzerland a day earlier on June 17.

Federal Bureau of Investigation announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters
The FBI said 42 suspects were nabbed in the US , 29 in Nigeria, and three others in Canada, Mauritius, and Poland. It doesn't just happen to small businesses, though.

ZTE in jeopardy again as Senate defies Trump with potential new ban
The Senate has adopted a measure to block a deal between the Trump administration and Chinese telecommunications company ZTE. Rubio supports the new language in the defense bill.

Germany orders recall of 774,000 Daimler cars in Europe over emissions
German authorities say Mercedes-Benz software reduces AdBlue injections after a certain period of time driving. The move mostly affects Vito vans and diesel-powered versions of GLC 4x4s and C-class sedans, Scheuer added.

Government avoids EU Withdrawal Bill defeat after last-ditch deal on 'meaningful vote'
Grieve told MPs: "If we don't achieve a deal at all, the fact is we are going to be facing an huge crisis". The problem for the prime minister is that she can't keep both sides happy.

President's daughter baffles social media after tweeting 'fake Chinese proverb'
The president's elder daughter fired off a celebratory message hours ahead of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un . US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with Ivanka Trump at far left, at dinner at Mar-a-Lago past year .