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EU's Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7

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BIARRITZ, France The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.

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Ukraine, EU oppose Trump's suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7 Aug 22 2019

KIEV/BRUSSELS Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine.

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Canada opposes Russia's return to G8: Freeland Aug 22 2019

The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the group of leading industrialized nations formerly known as the Group of Eight, a move U.S President Donald Trump has said should be considered, Canada's foreign minister said on Thursday.

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UK's Johnson says case yet to be made for Russia to rejoin G7 Aug 21 2019

BERLIN British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he did not believe the case had yet been made for Russia to rejoin the G7 following its "provocations" in places like Salisbury, Ukraine and elsewhere.

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France wants progress in Ukraine before Russia returns to G7 Aug 21 2019

PARIS Russia's readmission to the Group of Seven nations depends on progress in Ukraine peace talks, a French diplomatic source said, responding to comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that Moscow should be allowed to rejoin the group.

Russia, on Trump idea for G7 return, says show us the proposals: Ifax Aug 21 2019

MOSCOW Russia needs to receive and examine tangible proposals for it to return to the G7 group of nations if that is what is being proposed, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Trump says appropriate to let Russia join Group of Seven Aug 20 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it would be appropriate to let Russia join the G7 group of advanced industrialized countries. | Video

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Leaders dismiss Sara Netanyahu's Ukrainian bread blunder Aug 20 2019

JERUSALEM/KIEV Israeli and Ukrainian leaders have come to the defense of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara after she appeared to toss away a piece of bread offered to her at an official Ukrainian welcoming ceremony.

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Kremlin: No date set for Normandy talks on Ukraine despite Macron meeting Aug 20 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that no date had been set for Normandy format talks on the Ukraine crisis after Russian President Vladimir told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron a day earlier he saw no alternative to such negotiations.

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Chiding Macron, Putin says 'I don't want yellow vests in Russia' Aug 19 2019

FORT BREGANCON, France Vladimir Putin rebuked his French counterpart on Monday, saying he did not want "yellow vest" protests spring up like in France, after Emmanuel Macron urged the Russian leader to abide by democratic principles following weeks of protests in Moscow. | Video

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Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

BIARRITZ, France U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing. | Video