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Trump said as he departed the White House for the summit in Quebec.

"With that being said, Russian Federation should be in this meeting".

And France's President Emmanuel Macron, who met Trudeau in Ottawa before they headed on to the summit, said he would rally support from his British, German and Italian counterparts before they all sit down with Trump. It should be a part of it.

Conte, a political novice who didn't run for election, is making his worldwide debut at the G-7 meetings in Canada.

As night fell crowds gathered near the conference media centre, some of them burning G7 flags and assaulting journalists.

Screenshotting a headline about US President Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia be invited back to the group of nations, Conte tweeted: "I agree with President Trump: Russia should return to the G8".

World leaders are hoping to convince Trump to back off recently-implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum, which were levied on USA allies including Canada, Mexico, and the European Union last week despite months of negotiations between parties over exemptions for the measures. "Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", Trump said.

Former Polish Prime Minister and the current President of the European Council Donald Tusk claimed that the "rules-based global order is being challenged" by none other than "its main architect and guarantor, the US", according to The Independent.

Trudeau has said the Quebec summit offers the G7 leaders an opportunity to find solutions to their many differences.

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Over his objections, US lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a sweeping sanctions bill past year that imposed tough new punishments on Moscow for its actions in Ukraine, Syria, and other matters. Trudeau has criticized Putin, saying Russia's deeds speak volumes about its intentions. At the 2014 G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper directly challenged Putin, telling him to his face "you need to get out of Ukraine".

It is worth noting, though, the shift in approval is not only by the leaders of foreign countries or about President Trump. "If it doesn't happen, we come out even better!", he states. "He's sticking to his guns, and he's going to talk to them".

That's when the leaders sit down for the start of two sessions on the economy, jobs for the future and creating inclusive growth.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, announced on Thursday that Trump will leave the resort in Charlevoix (where all the events are taking place) at 10.30 am on Saturday, well before the Summit officially concludes later that day, reports The New York Times.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday floated the idea of ending all tariffs and trade barriers between the U.S. and its G7 allies - an unexpected pitch that comes amid a tit-for-tat trade war Trump recently launched.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the theme of discussions center around what's being described as mutually beneficial economic growth, gender equality, clean energy among other topics.

"Tensions mount. This G7 will be demanding", President Macron tweeted.

After an angry tirade on Twitter on Thursday night, in which he lashed out at Trudeau, the summit host, and French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump used the afternoon session to run through his litany of complaints, citing specific trade deficits between the US and allies in certain sectors.

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