Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

Photo shared by Angela Merkel hints at tension at G7

U.S. President Donald Trump called earlier on Friday for Russian Federation to be brought back into the global grouping - Moscow was expelled in the wake of its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014. After Wolfgang Schäuber had finally called the time, Chancellor Angela Merkel took her leave from the Reichstag building with promises of her return within four months' time.

Awkward moments were expected at the G7 summit and an Instagram post from the official account of German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to have captured one of them.

On Saturday morning Trump said he was open to getting rid of the tariffs if the other countries agreed to a more pure form of free trade. Most of the foreign leaders at the summit had hoped to use the meeting to confront Trump about new tariffs he is imposing on imports, but instead found themselves reacting to Trump's Russian Federation comments and bombastic Twitter posts.

Trump said Saturday that he has a great relationship with his allies.

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Merkel and Trump are also surrounded by other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and national security adviser John Bolton.

Soon afterwards, Trump rejected in a series of angry tweets from Air Force One the text of a G7 consensus statement - traditionally a paean to shared Western values and objectives under American leadership.

Mrs Merkel's photo has taken off on social media, spawning all sorts of memes and amusing caption contests.

"I think everyone knows that there will be hard discussions there", said the Chancellor, referring to the two-day G7 summit, which will start on Friday in Charlevoix in Canada's Quebec.

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