Putin would be ready to host G7 in Moscow

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As he travelled to Quebec City for the meeting of the Group of Seven industrialised economies, Trump mused last Friday that Russian Federation ought to be brought back to the group - for no discernible reason. He said a meeting could take place as soon as the United States was ready and that many European countries had offered their help in making it happen.

White House aide Larry Kudlow tells CNN's "State of the Union" says Trudeau has done a "great disservice" to the G-7 by saying Canada had to stand up for itself and that the USA was responsible for the problem with tariffs. Some countries have retaliated with their own levies on USA imports.

The "historic" Korean reconciliation of the Korean peninsula and the upcoming bilateral talks between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were also mentioned in Putin's statement.

"It's kind of insulting", Trudeau said.

"We have a world to run", Trump said. "We need to reject selfish, short-sighted and closed policies, uphold the rules of the World Trade Organization, support the multilateral trading system and build an open world economy".

Mr. Trump's advocacy for Russian Federation seems a little odd, especially in the midst of what he calls a "witch hunt?".

"It was a betrayal", Kudlow said on CNN's State of the Union.

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China's official Xinhua News Agency published a report titled "The Seven Split Nations, The Lone US" on Sunday, saying that the power of the G7 was already diminished and the internal divisions will further reduce its influence. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".

"Canada does not believe that ad hominem attacks are a particularly appropriate or useful way to conduct our relations with other countries", Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters in Ottawa.

The state-run Ria Novosti news agency quoted Kosachev as saying the sanctions were meaningless "except as an attempt by the radical wing of American politics to use all means to assert USA exclusivity in the modern world".

President Donald Trump has arrived in Singapore for talks with the North Korean leader, but he remains focused on the G-7 conference of allies he just left behind in Quebec and the question of free trade. A President Clinton II would, by now, most likely have been juggling more china-laden plates than even President Trump and, under this Republican Congress, might well be on her way to impeachment proceedings.

Earlier Saturday, the German government posted on Twitter a photo that shows the leaders and aides.

Mr Putin said Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilise the situation" in the region. "One has to treat this in a calm manner and without any irony whatsoever". I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7.

Putin said the bloc's new counterterrorism agreement foresees joint drills, exchanging information and conducting coordinated anti-terror action. "We have to carefully analyse, watch what's going on, and see at what stage and how we can participate in this process and use it, including by the way, to avoid any restrictions in the sphere of global financial activity", Putin said.

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