Angela Merkel has said there is no political environment for the G8 as G7 gathers in the Hague and discuss the Ukraine crisis.
NATO leaders gather this week for a summit aimed at beefing up responses to global threats. But the alliance's biggest crisis may be the divisiveness of Donald Trump, with Germany his prime target.
Just when it seemed that the G7 leaders had eked out a joint communique and avoided an open rift, Donald Trump, in a stunning Twitter turnaround, retracted his endorsement. It's probably better that way.
Despite imposing tariffs on major US allies, the anti-globalist president has called for free trade within the G7. He also insisted US allies would be forced to concede to US trade terms because the US "can't lose."
Trump has raised eyebrows by calling for Russia to be readmitted to the G7. Europe unanimously opposed Russia's return as a testy G7 summit got underway.
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