Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump says climate change decision next week


German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the talks on climate as "very unsatisfying", adding that "there are no indications whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement or not".

The declaration against terrorism includes "the strengthening of cooperation among the seven major economies of the western world on various issues, from Internet technology collaboration to the leaders' commitment to get from major Internet service providers a commitment towards what is circulating on the Web which often amplifies the acts of terrorism", Premier Gentiloni said. "He came here to learn and get smarter".

Mr Trump told the leaders, "he didn't want to be in second place", Mr Cohn said, especially because he ran on a platform of job creation and improving working-and middle-class opportunities and is committed to keeping that promise, Mr Cohn said. And he abandoned his criticism of Saudi Arabia's human rights record following his warm welcome in the desert kingdom this week.

"We call upon all countries of the region to play a constructive role by contributing to efforts to achieve inclusive political solutions, reconciliation and peace, which are the only way to eradicate ISIL, other terrorist groups and violent extremism in the long-term in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and beyond", the communique says.

"I think he learned how important it is that the United States show leadership", Trump's chief economist Gary Cohn told reporters Friday.

The U.S. president is due to return to Washington later on Saturday at the end of a nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe - his first foreign trip since taking office.

The Paris accord, created in 2015 after lengthy negotiations, calls on 196 nations to ratchet back greenhouse gas emissions. Trump's promise of warmer ties with Moscow had called into question the US commitment to sanctions.

The U.S. President seemed intent on keeping the issue of Islamic terrorism front and center, refusing to allow the more peripheral and controversial matter of climate change to derail his priorities for the meeting.

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The issue is sensitive because Trump has questioned free trade policies normally traditionally championed by the G7.

Also not yet on the mutual agenda: a news conference. IN G-7 summit, Trump is likely to emphasize on curbing the financing part of (ISIS) Islamic terrorism.

In Brussels on Thursday, Trump excoriated fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders whose countries don't meet the military alliance's financial goals. The United States, meanwhile, confirmed "a period of reflection" on the issue, he said.

As a newly-appointed special counsel is beginning his investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and close adviser, has become a focus of the probe, according to The Washington Post.

Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to USA troops in Sicily, where he recounted his visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy and his work to counter terrorism.

US President Donald Trump (R) arrives for a family photo with (L-R) President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou after an expanded session at the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. The Vatican secretary of state, Pietro Parolin, made his own pro-Paris pitch to Trump and his advisers.

Trump, who for months has delayed a decision on the climate agreement, made his announcement at the conclusion of the G-7 summit in Taormina, Italy.

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