Friday, 26 May 2017

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily.

However, differences over climate change remain between US President Donald Trump and the others, said the host, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni.

Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed plans to boost trade, including a post-Brexit trade deal.

Mr Trump has welcomed the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

They are both attending their first G7 summit, as are Mr Gentiloni and French President Emmanuel Macron.
The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, while the European Union (EU) also has representatives present.

BBC    News.