First G7 meeting for Macron, May, Trump and Gentiloni

The G7 summit of the world's major economies that opened in the Sicilian town of Taormina on Friday was the first ever attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, his US counterpart Donald Trump, British Prime minister Theresa May and her Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, where there were expected to be tough discussions on conflicting views over trade and efforts to slow climate change.

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“The Franco-Canadian friendship has a new face,” declared France's Emmanuel Macron, following a meeting with Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit, reports The Independent.