Vienna Possible Spot for Trump-Putin Summit

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"You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run and the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out, they can let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table", Trump told reporters before leaving Washington.

Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday called it "disgraceful" for President Donald Trump to blame his predecessor President Barack Obama for letting Russian Federation get away with its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Pakistan would adhere to one-China policy and support China's core interests, he said.

"Cooperation with China is one of Russia's top priorities and it has reached an unprecedented level", Putin said.

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The G7 group consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US.

Trump had set a combative tone before leaving Washington on Friday, saying he was "going to deal with the unfair trade practices" of other G7 members. "We have little tests every once in a while when it comes to trade".

Trump's remarks were the latest show of disunity between the US and the other six nations meeting at a resort on the Saint Lawrence River this weekend. Because as far as Trump is concerned, America is better off alone.

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At the summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Trump will hold bilateral meetings with Macron and Trudeau, in addition to attending working sessions with all of the G-7 leaders.

Trump is telling reporters that he told world leaders that the US will take whatever steps necessary to prevent unfair foreign trade practices.

In response, the European Union is preparing new tariffs set to hit United States exports ranging from jeans to bourbon whiskey.

The president also met on Friday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, though Trump said the two did not discuss Russian Federation being brought back into the group.

The spat has financial markets anxious about tit-for-tit escalation. John McCain, R-Ariz, posted on Twitter: "To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values". Canada and Mexico, the other members of the 1994 pact, have been frustrated by the slow pace of talks to renegotiate NAFTA. "The leaders of the two countries have determined the further areas of development of bilateral relations, and have exchanged their opinions on the global issues of common interest", Geng told a press briefing. But after Russia's intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, Western leaders sought to isolate Vladimir Putin's government. But with that being said, Russian Federation should be in this meeting.

"Our relationship is very good", Trump said. In the US, special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in a bid to sway the 2016 presidential election in his favor.

Putin said that some nations, including Austria, have offered to host his summit with Trump.

Macron and Trudeau both were expected to have formal meetings with Trump later in the day.