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Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street

Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street

A BBC reporter kicked off an global firestorm Saturday morning when he claimed that Trump chose not to listen to a translation as Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was speaking at the G7 summit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who recently called a snap election for June 8th, talks to Gentiloni.

And some are starting to question the chances for Trump's pledge to overhaul the US tax code.

The G7 meeting also agreed to step up efforts to fight terrorism following the suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday which left 22 people dead. Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic adviser, was in the meeting and briefed reporters.

The ongoing 43rd summit of G7 leaders in the Sicilian town of Taormina includes the heads of state of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States, plus the EU.

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The talks would have taken place before Mr Trump assumed the presidency, when Mr Kushner was a private citizen. Mr Trump described news reports based on White House leaks as "fabricated lies made up by #FakeNews media".

Tusk said that "I totally agreed with him when he said the global community, the G7, the United States, Europe - should be tough, even brutal, with terrorism and ISIS" an acronym for the extremist group fighting in Syria and Iraq.

However, there was relief that Trump agreed to language in the final G7 communique that pledged to fight protectionism and commits to a rules-based global trade system. "Make no mistake, the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet".

"The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters. His basis for decision ultimately is going to be what's best for the United States.

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The summit - which runs Friday and Saturday - is also the first at the G7 level that U.S. President Donald Trump will attend.

"But it seems to me the direct discussions today have produced common positions that we can work on", he added.

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Gary Cohn, Trump's chief economic adviser, told reporters at the summit that Trump "continues to study" the Paris agreement. President Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week.

Trump and Gentiloni during the leaders' lunch.

At least the presidency succeeded in obtaining assurance that Trump would not use the summit platform to renege on the important commitments Obama signed at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015.

Also, the State Department said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a meeting on May 10 that "sanctions on Russia will remain in place until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered them".

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) walks along with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Gentiloni. From the clip Landale tweeted, Trump appeared to be the only world leader not listening to a translation through headphones.

On Saturday, the second and final day of the summit, the leaders are expected to discuss human mobility, food security and gender equality.

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During the talks, Melania Trump and other spouses toured Sicily by helicopter, taking in Mount Etna and visiting the nearby town of Catania.

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