A photo shared on Angela Merkel's official Instagram page appears to hint at some of the billed tension at the G7 summit in Canada. Merkel will meet new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte for the first time at this week's Group of Seven summit in Canada. The disparity prompted some to wonder: Was Merkel - or someone on her staff - trolling the US President?
Despite the president describing his relationship with the other leaders as "a 10", conversations between the world's largest industrialized countries were thought to be intense as the allies faced off with Trump over tariffs his administration has imposed on them.
The EU has already said it will announce counter-measures against Trump's metals tariffs on Jul 1. "We're like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing".
She added that with Trump's "unpredictable" leadership and the USA turn toward isolationism, the European Union needs to hone its response to a raft of issues in an environment in which global institutions need to be "newly proven".
Subsequently, the new Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte supported the call trump on the return of Russian Federation to the G7.
Before his departure to the Canadian summit on Friday, Trump told reporters that it would be right to revive the G8 format (G7 nations plus Russia), suspended in 2014.
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Desde el pasado 8 de mayo, el presidente Macri reconoció que su modelo económico "depende mucho del financiamiento externo". Anoche, el Gobierno anunció un acuerdo con el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI ) por u$s 50.000 millones.
Mrs Merkel's photo has taken off on social media, spawning all sorts of memes and amusing caption contests.
The two-day summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, ended in disarray after Trump said the U.S. wouldn't endorse the joint communique, and insulted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
"He did not back away or blunt his critiques, and despite first-name references to "Angela" and "Justin", Trump did little to disguise his distrust of the global consensus model of world affairs that the G-7 represents".
With as neutral an expression as possible, she stares directly at President Trump, who sits on the other side of the table.
"He arrived to the meeting late and left early, holding a solo news conference on Saturday morning where he gave the trade ultimatum and said the size of the US economy means other nations can't win a trade war".
However, following Mr Trump's online outburst against Mr Trudeau, the French president issued a statement that "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks".