G7 Talks Begin With Little Hope Of Agreements

G7 Talks Begin With Little Hope Of Agreements

Talks at the G7 summit in Canada have failed to resolve deep differences between US President Donald Trump and leaders of major industrial nations.

The divisions were laid bare on Friday, notably over trade, reports the BBC.

Allies of the US are furious over Trump's recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, raising fears of a global trade war.

It is unclear whether a communique agreed by all will be released when the meeting concludes later on Saturday.

The two-day summit is being held in the town of La Malbaie, in Quebec province.

Trump is due to leave early on Saturday to head to Singapore for a landmark meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

CNN adds that "beneath the smiling handshakes and whispered pleasantries was the unmistakable impression the global alliance of industrialized nations has changed for good.

"This year the normally staid affair has been imbued with uncertainty and bitterness. Few expect the assembled leaders will even agree on language for a joint 'communique' that typically concludes the summit."

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