G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusive

G7 leaders turn gaze to Africa, climate harmony elusiveBy Crispian Balmer and Noah Barkin TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations meet African heads of state on Saturday, the final day of their annual summit which has been marked by discord over climate change, but unity on tackling terrorism. U.S. President Donald Trump told his G7 counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan on Friday that he had not yet decided whether to honor a landmark 2015 Paris accord on curbing carbon emissions. There was also continued friction over global trade, with Trump, who got elected promising to put America first, blaming multilateral commerce deals for U.S. trade deficits and demanding what he terms a “level playing field”.

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