Category: Group of Seven

HELSINKI, Finland — President Vladimir V. Putin did not get President Trump to endorse his seizure of Crimea, lift sanctions, halt a new arms race that Moscow can ill afford or cut a deal on any of the other issues…

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They have called the idea of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense — which Mr. Trump has not only insisted on but now says he wants to double — ludicrous and arbitrary. That view is shared by…

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PYONGYANG, North Korea — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in North Korea on Friday for a series of talks aimed at persuading the country to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs — a mission that in his…

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Other members dismissed the suggestion as inappropriate, so long as the Kremlin continued to support rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine. A peace settlement in Ukraine known as the Minsk II agreement has largely stalled. It was unclear whether Mr. Bolton…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with President Trump during the Group of 7 summit meeting on Saturday. The photo quickly went viral.CreditJesco Denzel/German Federal Government, via Associated Press Many very important matters of global diplomacy were probably discussed at the…

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Asked in Qingdao about the G-7’s tumultuous meeting Friday and Saturday in Canada, Mr. Putin focused on the rift between Europe and the United States on tariffs, which he said “is more significant than any emotional outbursts.” “As far as…

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Some foreign policy experts said Mr. Trump had a point about bringing Russia back to the table with the Group of 7. Jeremy Shapiro, a former State Department official who has been critical of the president, said “every once in…

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