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Trump to skip G7 climate sessions following spat with Macron, Trudeau 

Washington: US President Donald Trump will skip scheduled sessions on climate change, clean energy and oceans during the two-day G7 Summit which is slated to begin on Friday in Quebec, Canada, the White House announced.Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, announced on Thursday that Trump will leave the resort in Charlevoix (where all the events are taking place) at 10.30 am on Saturday, well before the Summit officially concludes later that day, reports The New York Times.He will attend an early-morning session on “women’s empowerment”, but he will be gone before any joint statement is issued by the other leaders, Sanders added.Earlier Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lashed out at Trump for imposing tariffs on their steel and aluminium industries.”The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a six country agreement if need be,” Macron tweeted.”Because these six countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true international force.” Also on Thursday, Trudeau said at a news conference that with Macron, “we are going to defend our industries and our workers” and “show the US President that his unacceptable actions are hurting his own citizens”.Trump responded with his trademark Twitter bluntness a few hours later, The New York Times reported.”Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the US massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers,” he tweeted.

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