August 24, 2019 / 11:40 AM / 23 days ago

Trump arrives in Biarritz for testing G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a lunch ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz in southwestern France on Saturday for a G7 summit that will likely expose deep rifts over a clutch of issues such as global trade, climate change and taxing big tech.

Trump arrived in Biarritz a day after lashing back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by imposing an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest economies.

Trump also repeated his threat to tax French wines in retaliation for a new French levy on digital services, which the U.S. president says unfairly targets U.S. companies.

Reporting by Richard Lough; editing by Michel Rose

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