Climate change? Let me think about it, Trump tells G7

"Having been a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officer, under President Bush and President Obama, and then having been back there in Brussels representing the Department of Defense under President Trump...this is a consistent message that we have given the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations", said Mattis.

Near the end of the summit, he tweeted teasingly that he would make a decision on Paris next week, leaving delegations to scratch their heads about why he could not commit in Taormina.

Despite the discord, Trump concluded his first overseas trip on a typically bullish note, telling United States service families at the Sigonella base in Sicily he had "hit a home run" shortly before taking off to fly back home.

The meeting's final declaration reflected a stalemate between the U.S. and the six other participating countries, who are all strongly committed to the Paris accord.

The final communique acknowledged a split between the United States and its six partners over honoring the 2015 Paris accord on climate change. While all other G-7 countries reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 agreement to limit greenhouse gas emission, the United States stood alone.

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She made the comment during a visit to a Manchester hospital treating those left wounded by the attack. The terror group has claimed responsibility, but British and US intelligence have not confirmed that.

"Be it Niger, a transit nation, or the countries of origin, it is only through development that we will prevent illegal migration", Issoufou said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed bothered by what she deemed "a very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory" talk with Trump on climate change. "There's a situation where it's six, if you count the European Union, seven, against one", she said.

French President Emmanuel Macron struck a more positive note, saying the talks had been useful with "a real discussion and exchange of views". When he was asked directly which way Trump was leaning on the deal, Cohn said "I don't know".

Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany, specifically mentioned how other G7 countries lobbied Trump to keep America in the Paris Agreement, which was implemented to cut back on carbon emissions.

But Gary Cohn, the president's economic adviser, said the president had told his G7 colleagues that he regarded the environment as important.

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A soldier guards evacuating residents from Marawi city in southern Philippines in Pantar town, Lanao Del Norte, May 24, 2017. In the meantime, Arevalo said the troops are "using precision ammunition" in conducting surgical airstrikes.

"His views are evolving, he came here to learn", Cohn said. Only five of NATO's 28 members meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined.

According to Reuters, Merkel said that everyone at the G7 summit table was urging Trump to stick with the pact.

It would also be fiercely opposed at home by environmental activists and by American corporations that are investing heavily in cleaner technology.

At the same time, after two days of deliberations, the G7 leaders released a surprisingly compact set of accords, fruit of "more authentic" discussions with the presence of the new U.S. President, Gentiloni said. "(.) It would be going tragically against the grain of history". "Trump can try to block climate action all he wants, but he has no hope of stopping the global momentum to fight unsafe climate change and secure a clean and safe energy future".

"President Trump's continued waffling on whether to stay in or withdraw from the Paris Agreement made it impossible to reach consensus at the Taormina summit on the need for ambitious climate action".

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The lifestyle entrepreneur complemented her outfit with a pair of navy blue pumps. A White House spokeswoman strongly denied that possibility Saturday.

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