G7 meeting in Japan is discussing measures to imporove the sluggish world economy, as well as the over-production of steel in China.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping says US President Donald Trump should exercise restraint in the North Korea crisis. Trump said Friday the US military was "locked and loaded," as Pyongyang accused him of war mongering.
President Donald Trump's Paris climate pullout looks set to be rebuffed at a meeting of G7 environment chiefs in Italy. Germany, China and California have already signaled initiatives to keep the 2015 accord on track.
The G7 declaration will give US President Donald Trump time to decide whether to keep the US in the Paris climate agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the discussion on climate as "very unsatisfying."
US President Trump stepped up his warnings for North Korea despite German Chancellor Merkel condemning his "verbal escalation." The European Union has meanwhile called an extraordinary meeting to discuss its options.
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