Merkel and Trump: A study in contrasting images from G-7

Merkel G-7 summit with Trump was a'sobering experience

Out of a hundred photos that were taken during the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Canada, this particular picture of stood out after it was surfaced on social media on Saturday.

The U.S. president is staring back, arms crossed, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on with his arms also crossed.

"Our companies have moved out and moved to Mexico and other countries, including Canada".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for restraint in dealing with Italy's new populist government, arguing that the relationship should not start with "suspicions and assumptions". Trump said the tariffs are necessary for national security.

The former engaged in a Twitter argument with Mr Trump this week over new USA tariffs on steel and aluminium which will affect the EU, Canada and Mexico.

The photo was tweeted by Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert.

‘Battlefield V’ trailer teases new Battle Royale multiplayer mode
In the case of " Battlefield V ", the mode (titled simply "Royale") won't arrive alongside the game on October 19. So new, that it won't be in the game and launch and that they're only going to be talking about it in the autumn.

USA commando killed, 4 wounded in Somalia attack
"We attacked a military base ... killed one USA soldier, two Kenyan soldiers and nine Somali soldiers from Jubbaland state". Another U.S. service member in Somalia was killed in May 2017 during an operation about 40 miles west of Mogadishu.

Galaxy Note 9 could come with a dedicated camera button
In recent weeks, Samsung has announced several midrange smartphones that we don't know if they will ever be released in the US. Samsung also says the phone includes a "large battery", allowing for all-day battery life on a single charge.

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.

And meme it the people did.

Fuller wasn't only one who saw echoes of one of America's preeminent early 20th-century painters and illustrators in the assortment of enigmatic facial expressions of a room full of the world's most powerful leaders.

"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 USA economy means other nations can't win a trade war".

Soon afterwards, Trump rejected in a series of angry tweets from Air Force One the text of a G7 consensus statement - traditionally a paean to shared Western values and objectives under American leadership.

Related news:

Hot News

Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later
Jun 12, 2018 - 02:52
He was last seen withdrawing more than $28,000 in Albuquerque in summer 1983 after returning from a two-week vacation in Europe. It is unknown whether family had been in contact with Hughes or knew of his whereabouts following his 1983 disappearance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vettel back on top after 2018 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix
Jun 12, 2018 - 01:17
Kimi Raikkonen finished sixth, followed by the Renault teammates of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr.in seventh and eighth. This left Vettel and Bottas out in front, 24 seconds ahead of Verstappen, but still running on their original ultra-softs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA evacuates China staffers as illness mystery deepens
Jun 11, 2018 - 06:53
President Donald Trump, which has partly rolled back a detente with Cuba, responded past year by sharply drawing down U.S. The two new individuals removed from Cuba were medically evaluated in just the past few weeks, two officials said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dominic Thiem may have an advantage against Nadal, suggests Croft
Jun 11, 2018 - 06:11
At the following changeover, he was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer. The number of Masters 1000 titles won by Nadal, the most by a single player since the series began in 1990.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House Economic Adviser: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us In The Back'
Jun 11, 2018 - 06:07
In an interview Sunday on German public television, Merkel also says European leaders won't be "taken advantage of" on trade. On Saturday, en route to Singapore , President Trump tweeted that the United States will not endorse the communique.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fallout 76 is 4 times the size of Fallout 4
Jun 11, 2018 - 05:25
The thirty-six trophies clearly mirrors Fallout Shelter's Xbox One achievements, so it doesn't appear to be for a new game. We will update this post with more information and the trailer as soon as they are available.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ecuadorean Dad Has Deportation Suspended After His Arrest During Pizza Delivery
Jun 11, 2018 - 05:15
When one guard said the card wasn't valid and that Villavicencio needed a driver's license, he replied that he didn't have one. He said that a state-provided attorney had talked with Villavicencio, who is being held at a New Jersey facility.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Barack Obama pays tribute to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain
Jun 11, 2018 - 04:19
Anthony Bourdain's mother said she had no indication that her son might have been thinking of suicide . Asking if they've had suicidal thoughts is not harmful and lets them know you care, she said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger grouped with Thomas and Johnson at U.S. Open
Jun 11, 2018 - 04:02
He bought Privacy in 2004 when he married then-wife Elin Nordegren and they spent their wedding night and honeymoon on board. Tiger Woods is grouped with world No. 1 Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson in next week's U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vienna being considered as venue for possible Putin-Trump summit
Jun 11, 2018 - 03:56
The Iranian president said his country was ready to cooperate with the SCO against terrorism, extremism and separatism. In early April, Kremlin aide Vladimir Ushakov said Trump had proposed a meeting with Putin during a telephone call .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canadian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fastest in first practice
Jun 11, 2018 - 03:47
The Canadian teenager heads into it on the back of a frustrating weekend in Monaco where he finished two laps down and dead last. It is now slated for introduction at the next race in France, but Ferrari, Renault and Honda all have upgrades in Canada.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Striker Kane signs new six-year contract with Spurs
Jun 11, 2018 - 03:19
Ahead of leading England in this summer's World Cup in Russia, Kane spoke to Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry and outlined his plans for next season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Doug Ford thanks people of Ontario for majority government
Jun 11, 2018 - 02:47
Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford repeatedly slammed Horwath's roster of candidates as radical and inexperienced. She thinks free return postage would have helped people who find themselves confused on Tuesday about where to vote .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In first, Afghan Taliban announce cease-fire for Eid holiday
Jun 11, 2018 - 02:41
Provincial governor's spokesman Nematullah Temori confirmed that 19 ALP soldiers lost their lives in the attack. The Trump administration has sent additional troops to try to change the course of America's longest war.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rafael Nadal Wins The French Open 2018
Jun 11, 2018 - 02:21
Bizarrely, Nadal then halted playing in the fourth game complaining of pain in his left hand and stretching his middle finger. One down-the-line forehand victor landed right at the baseline, leaving Thiem sagging his shoulders and muttering.