UK's Theresa May says Russian Federation must change before it returns to G8

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The European Union on Monday backed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after US President Donald Trump branded him "dishonest" and "weak" following a Group of Seven summit of leaders.

Hours after Mr Trump withdrew his support for the joint statement and attacked Mr Trudeau, Mr Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro drove the message home on Sunday morning news shows in an extraordinary assault on a close United States ally and neighbour.

The summit host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, kicked things off without waiting for those he described as "stragglers" to arrive.

"That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did".

While the agreement of legislators who are normally opposed on most fronts was remarkable, the anger also spread to pundits, officials, celebrities and ordinary citizens as Canadians vowed consumer boycotts of American goods and brainstormed insults of Trump on social media.

The US president argued that the invasion and annexation happened a long time ago and that a G8 (G7 plus Russia) makes more sense than the G7. "And that's a very profitable answer, if we have to do it", Trump said in a bewildering press conference before he departed Canada, insisting that the summit was a success and the level of relationship he shared with the G7 leaders was a10 on a scale of one to ten.

Mulroney's role as a former prime minister advising an opposing party is unique to him throughout Canada's history and is indicative of the alignment between the two main federal parties over the trade file.

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Trump also said NAFTA negotiators were "pretty close" to agree on some kind of sunset provision, which could allow the trade agreement to be renegotiated every five years.

Trudeau said he had reiterated to Trump, who left the G-7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.

Trump's renewed comments on trade come amid a growing dispute between Washington and its top allies.

The Canadian tariffs target $264 million in Minnesota products headed to Canada, adding $35 million to the cost of exports. And chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow accused Trudeau of betrayal and stabbing Trump in the back. And I'll tell you this: "to my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history".

But dairy producers would feel even better if Trudeau went further in his promises to protect Canada's supply management system, Alain Bourbeau, head of the Quebec Dairy Producers, said Monday. "It will start first of all to hurt U.S. workers". He said USA representatives will examine the tariffs on automobiles coming into the country and bemoaned the Canadian tariffs that affect American companies and farmers.

Justin Trudeau's stance was solid and clear!

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