A drawing in the sand of the G7 leaders on a beach in Biarritz urges them to support gender equality. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s latest trade row with China threatens to disrupt G7 summit by shifting focus away from Amazon fires

  • The US president may try to pressure other world leaders to focus on his dispute with Beijing even though they want to discuss other topics, ranging from the environment to Iran and Brexit
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has already ruled out issuing a final communique in an attempt to avoid last year’s acrimonious ending
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A drawing in the sand of the G7 leaders on a beach in Biarritz urges them to support gender equality. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive in Biarritz for the G7 summit. Photo: Reuters

EU leaders round on US President Donald Trump over trade as tense G7 summit gets underway

  • The US president blew up last year’s summit by engaging in a bitter row with Canada’s prime minister and refusing to sign the traditional joint declaration
  • His administration now stands even farther apart from its key allies on a number of issues, including climate change, Iran, Brexit and Brazil
Topic |   G7

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive in Biarritz for the G7 summit. Photo: Reuters
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