G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

G7 makes 'substantial progress' on trade talks - French source

US President Donald Trump's push to make his way to the front of the pack at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit has generated indignation, but the man he shoved aside - who happened to be Montenegro's Prime Minister - took it in his stride.

Even so, hopes were relatively high that the visit, Trump's first overseas trip as U.S. President, could help heal EU/US relations and ongoing rows about European defense spending.

The act was being widely denounced online.

'NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, ' he told the assembled leaders who stared at him, unsmiling.

"This will send a strong political message of Nato's commitment to the fight against terrorism", Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of Trump's meeting with the alliance's other 27 leaders.

The rebuke was being criticized by opponents.

Because of President Trump's past praise of Russia's President Vladimir Putin, and his tough talk on migrants and minorities, protesters were out in mass when he arrived in Brussels.

"I will be making clear to President Trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said.

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Viewing the paintings, Mrs. Trump chatted with Brigitte Macron, whose husband won the French presidency this month.

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But first Trump has one more day in Sicily, which will include discussions of global economy and climate, a meeting with small African nations - Trump will be seated between the leaders of Niger and Tunisia - and migration issues.

Ms Merkel, who stood emotionless during the speech, earlier issued her own challenge to the USA president, saying that member states including Germany had already pledged to work toward the 2 per cent target by 2024 and that outlays on security more generally also count toward the goal.

Trump boarded Air Force One without having held a single news conference on the trip - a break in presidential precedent that allowed him to avoid facing tough questions about his foreign policy or the raging controversies involving the investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

But those who study the long-time bond between America and Europe said even the unconventional Trump presidency can't break that transatlantic tie.

"The leaders of the Middle East have agreed at this unprecedented meeting to stop funding the radical ideology that leads to this frightful terrorism all over the globe", Trump said. At the G-7, it was Trump's interactions with other leaders that commanded attention. As the press watched, the two men exchanged a very firm handshake during their meeting, both men gripping tight, their faces showing the strain.

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