Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Angela Merkel calls US retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing'

Merkel Dubs Trump’s G7 Rejection as Sobering Depressing Merkel Dubs Trump’s G7 Rejection as Sobering Depressing
Leonard Rios | 13 June, 2018, 06:46

However, despite Trump's decision, Merkel insisted that she would continue working with him and at the same time, prepare the European Union to counter the USA tariffs on steel and aluminum just like Canada. The photo showcases the chancellor with her hands placed on the table facing a seated Donald Trump.

This came after Trump tweeted, "Based on Justin's (Trudeau) false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our United States farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!" But the summit host, Trudeau, whose nation was among those singled out by Trump, pushed back and said he would not hesitate to retaliate against his neighbor to the south. In the photo, Macron is looking directly at the president and gesturing. National Security Adviser John Bolton and other aides also look on what appears to be a tense moment.

As well as Merkel glancing at Trump when he arrived late to the summit's gender equality breakfast.

The German leader again questioned the durability of trans-Atlantic relations by referring to eye-raising comments she made over a year ago in which she said that "the times when we could fully rely on others are to some extent over".

Other G-7 countries lobbied unsuccessfully at the summit for the U.S. to reverse its tariffs on imported steel and aluminium imports. "We agree that a return by Russian Federation to the G-7 format can not happen as long as there isn't any substantial progress in regard to the problems with Ukraine", said Merkel, CNN reported.

Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea
The summit meeting is a good start between the US and North Korea , she said. "I'd like to see peace with America and Korea". Mr Trump said he had formed a "special bond" with Mr Kim, and would "absolutely" invite him to Washington .

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In the case of " Battlefield V ", the mode (titled simply "Royale") won't arrive alongside the game on October 19. We don't know enough about Battlefield V's Royale mode to make a judgment, but we sure know Blackout sounds cool.

White House confirms time for historic Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit
Trump said last week he'd avoid using the phrase because of improving relations between the two countries. Bolton, who has plenty to say about North Korea , did not.

Canada's Justin Trudeau and other leaders had given closing press conferences and announced a US-backed joint statement.

The picture has since gone viral on the internet, and Trump raised it himself at the news conference after he was asked about his relationship with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"We had been talking seriously about key issues, we had reached an agreement and then the way the President withdrew his support, through a tweet, was like a cold and even depressing shower", Merkel told local media.

The US leader has blasted Europeans, Germany above all, for failing to spend enough on their own defence, claiming they are taking advantage of US military power. "International cooperation cannot depend on anger or small words".

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