Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord

Donald Trump has a four-point plan to deal with North Korea- but it doesn’t include a military option it has been reported

Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back on Friday against renewed criticism of Germany's trade surplus from U.S. President Donald Trump, who told European Union officials Germany was "very bad" on trade and suggested it was selling too many cars in the United States.Six of them are fully committed to the Paris climate accord, a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to include a pledge to fight trade protectionism in a final communique due to be released later on Saturday at the end of a summit of Group of Seven leaders, a G-7 source said. But the meeting also highlighted a divide between the USA and the four European countries in the group.

However, the U.S. has refused to recommit to the agreement, saying it will make a decision next week.

President Donald Trump is about to speak at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. "I think the value of the G7 is that we do get to have honest and robust exchanges, talk about where we're going and how we're going to get there together".

Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week on whether to withdraw from the climate pact.

European leaders have used the president's time overseas as a last-ditch effort to persuade Mr. Trump to stay in the climate accord, which was adopted by almost 200 nations in 2015.

Where President Obama tried to encourage Iran to reform through the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump sees a new alliance of Sunni Arab states and Israel, united against their common enemy Iran, as the key to curtailing terrorism and to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Trudeau told reporters that he and Trump have reaffirmed their commitment to the deep economic relationship between Canada and the U.S.


Many suspect President Trump-who previously called global warming a hoax, is trying to use the climate change issue as leverage in other debates but his decision left a sour taste with leaders and diplomats who are having to revisit an issue they hoped they had sorted.

"That was a big topic where numerous European leaders talked about these global agreements. without the United States it's sort of missing a big gap when you take the biggest economy out".

While the first half of the week saw leaders in Saudi Arabia and Israel greet Trump with open arms, Trump's arrival in Europe resurfaced questions about the US President's position toward Russian Federation and drew attention again to the federal investigation in Washington.

"Only a few weeks ago, people thought that the United States would pull out and that no talks would be possible", said Macron, who, like Trump, was making his first G7 appearance.

Backing out of the climate accord had been a central plank of Trump's campaign, and aides have been exploring whether they can adjust the framework of the deal even if they don't opt out entirely. He harangued North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members on their contributions to the alliance, demanding more from other countries. Only five of NATO's 28 members meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. His Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has said the United States reserves the right to be protectionist if trade arrangements are unfair to US companies and workers.

"Be it Niger, a transit nation, or the countries of origin, it is only through development that we will prevent illegal migration", Issoufou said. But Germany, for instance, has been increasing its defense spending with the goal of reaching the 2 percent target by 2024.

He returns to Washington now to find the U.S. capital much the same as he left it - engulfed in the latest revelations about the federal investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation and with questions about the future of his presidency still swirling. His lawyer said Kushner will cooperate with investigators. Meanwhile, the search for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director continues.

All of these matters will further hamper his efforts to implement his policy agenda and push significant legislation through Congress.

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