Kremlin floats Vienna as possible host of Trump-Putin meeting

Sunday, 10 Jun, 2018

Tur said to Ali Velshi, "It does kind of feel like Donald Trump is nearly out to create a new world order".

Meanwhile, in Canada, a growing rift between the United States and its most important allies was on full display.

"Why does [Trump] continue to run towards controversy?"

Mongolia stands ready to work with China and Russia to implement trilateral cooperation consensus and launch the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor construction as early as possible, while promoting cooperation in sectors such as infrastructure and energy transportation, said Battulga.

G7 countries have agreed to a "rapid and unified" response to hostile actions by Russian Federation in the wake of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

The G-7 was referred to as the G-8 before Russian Federation was expelled as punishment for its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

May also lobbied for additional measures including measures to stop illicit money flows undermining democracies and more information-sharing so that Russians expelled from one country do simply enter another.

"We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", he said in a statement.

The U.S. president is lashing out on several fronts.

Trump said that he has been much tougher on Russian Federation than his opponent in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, would have been.

The latest series of tweets by Trump follow posts he made last night - including his accusation that his host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being "indignant".

Russian Federation was added to the political forum in 1997, which became known as G-8 the following year.

"Let's leave seven as it is", Tusk said.

"Both countries really use their relationship to showcase [that] there is an alternative to the American hegemony, and they've been doing that for a while even before Trump", she said.

Trump's presidency has been clouded by a federal investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 USA election and possible coordination by people in Trump's campaign.

The issue of tariffs however may loom largest over Friday's talks. And he emphasized a "good relationship" with French President Emmanuel Macron, saying they sometimes have a "little test" on trade, but predicting a positive outcome.

For the past week, it was an open question in official Ottawa whether Trump would actually show up, given his recent trade actions against the other G7 countries and his increasingly antagonistic comments about their approach to worldwide relations.

The "America First" president's broadside before leaving Washington reinforced predictions that the Quebec G7 would be the first such summit to end without an agreed joint statement.

Such a summit would be the third such meeting of Trump and Putin since Trump took office previous year.

Trump will skip part of the summit on Saturday as he travels to Singapore to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in hopes of resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.