G-7 summit ends without unanimity on climate

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Gentiloni says: "Discussing is always useful".

French President Emmanuel Macron praised President Donald Trump's "capacity to listen" and his "intention to progress with us". All the other six countries put together do not match the United States level of emissions. "Changing the infrastructure of global trade to tilt it back toward the US would save and create millions, easily", a White House official said, explaining the president's tweet.

Trump also has made a clear break from his Democratic predecessor, who during his final trip overseas called the U.S. European leaders have been pressuring Trump to stay in the accord during their meetings with him this week, arguing that America's leadership on climate is crucial.

"The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters.

The leaders also agreed on two other topics: closer cooperation against terrorism in the wake of the concert bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, and on the possibility of putting more sanctions against Russia over its conflict with Ukraine if Russian behavior requires that.

'Therefore we didn't beat about the bush but rather made it very clear that we six of the G7 member states plus the European Union continue to support the targets'.

President Donald Trump says he'll make a final decision next week on whether the US will stay in the Paris climate agreement. From the clip Landale tweeted, Trump appeared to be the only world leader not listening to a translation through headphones.

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Almost every nation that signed the 2015 agreement, including the six other G-7 members, has agreed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump said in a tweet on Saturday: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!".

Trump's pending review of USA climate policies has left environmentalists bracing for the possibility of bland G-7 promises that say little after years of increasingly stronger commitments to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

After hundreds of people had peacefully marched through the streets of the seaside town of Giardini Naxos, down the hill from where a Group of Seven meeting had been held, a smaller group of about 100 people peeled off from the pack and challenged riot police.

Marcello Di Giuseppe, said he just wants to be prepared, because "if there will be damages who will compensate me".

According to experts who spoke to Axios, if Trump decides to pull out of the agreement, there are three ways that can take place, but the most likely is that he would declare it a legal treaty subject to Senate approval, knowing that a Senate vote to ratify it as a treaty would fail. The no-protectionism pledge had been a part of previous G-7 statements but was omitted after a meeting of the group's finance ministers' earlier this month in Bari, Italy.

In terms of trade, the leaders of the world's seven most economically advanced nations were to settle on whether to reconfirm their agreement to reject protectionist policies, which was set out in the 2016 summit in Ise-Shima, Japan, Efe news reported.