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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump pose for a family photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'Robust' and 'challenging' talks expected at G7 summit with Trump and other world leaders


President Donald Trump is attending the G7 summit with leaders of the world's major economies in Sicily, Italy, on the last leg of his first foreign trip Friday.

A tough debate is expected on issues including trade and climate change. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. The EU also has representatives.

The summit comes just days after Monday's deadly bombing in Manchester in which 22 people, including children, were killed.

"No doubt, this will be the most challenging G7 summit in years," Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European Union leaders, said before the meeting got underway, according to Reuters.

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn predicted "robust" discussions on trade and climate.

POTUS tweeted this early Friday.

He also said on his trip he's "saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs."


If you were wondering, yes: First Lady Melania Trump finally held Trump's hand! Watch here.

Leaders of the G7, from left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose during a group photo for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina ( 3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Leaders of the G7, from left: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, and British PM Theresa May.

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