Trump keeps up trade feud with closest allies Jun 13, 2018 0 795 12345 ReutersSINGAPOREUS President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up his feud with America's closest allies over trade, saying he could not allow them to continue taking advantage of the United States.Although he insisted he had a good relationship with Justin Trudeau, just days after blowing up a G7 summit the Canadian prime minister had hosted, Trump took another dig at him, saying the United States had a big trade deficit with Canada and that"a little balance"was needed.Trump's comments after a historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were the president's most extensive on the matter since he tweeted that Trudeau was"very dishonest and weak"and raised the prospect of tariffs against auto imports, a move that would imperil the Canadian economy."We are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries,"Trump told a news conference on Tuesday."Look, countries cannot continue to take advantage of us on trade."Trump left a weekend Group of Seven summit in Canada early, then immediately announced he was backing out of a joint communique, torpedoing what appeared to be a fragile consensus on the trade dispute between Washington and its main allies.The escalating clash cast a shadow over the Trump's nuclear talks with Kim and led critics to question why the president was bashing U.S. partners while appearing to cosy up to one of Washington's bitterest long-time foes.Trump took time at his news conference to explain a photo that went viral from the G7 summit. It showed a seemingly glowering German Chancellor Angela Merkel and several other leaders appearing to confront a seated Trump."We finished the meeting, really everybody was happy, and I agreed to sign something,"Trump said. "And in fact the picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this ... we're waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document as changed."I know it didn't look friendly,"Trump said."I know it was reported sort of nasty both ways - I was angry at her, or she. But actually we were just talking, the whole group, about something unrelated to everything, very friendly."Trump said he decided to back out of the G7 communique after watching Trudeau's closing summit news conference. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Republicans try to save 'Dreamer' immigration talks Jun 13, 2018 0 257 Bookmakers slash Trump's odds of Nobel Peace Prize in wake of N Korea summit Jun 13, 2018 0 315 Trump aide apologizes for 'inappropriate' Trudeau comments Jun 13, 2018 0 282 Summits fuel questions about Trump's embrace of autocrats Singapore, June 12, 2018 (AFP) -Donald Trump's warm embrace of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un after a spectacular bust-up with G7 allies is the latest example of what critics say is a worrying penchant for .. Extradited former Panama president Martinelli hospitalized Panama City, June 12, 2018 (AFP) -Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli was taken to hospital early Tuesday, one day after he was extradited from the United States to face charges of spying on journalists and .. Extradited former Panama president Martinelli hospitalised Panama City: Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli was taken to hospital early Tuesday, one day after he was extradited from the United States to face charges of spying on journalists and opponents. .. Bud turns Category 4 hurricane off Mexico, due to weaken soon MEXICO CITY: Hurricane Bud strengthened to a Category 4 storm in the Pacific Ocean more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) off the coast of Mexico early on Tuesday, but should begin to weaken later in the day, the US National .. Canada looks to ride out Trump's trade offensive AFP Ottawa Canada moved to tamp down spiking tensions with the United States Tuesday, brushing aside a warning by US President Donald Trump that it will pay for Justin Trudeau's G7 summit remarks. Foreign Minister .. Explosion at Hawaii volcano spews more ash into the air Reuters hawaii Another small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano shot more ash high into the atmosphere, putting communities in the southern part of the Big Island at risk, the U.S. Geological Survey .. US border towns face threat of gathering storms Thomson Reuters Foundation MERCEDES, Texas When it rains in South Texas, Norma Aldape worries that dirty water will overwhelm the shantytowns - known as colonias - where she lives tight against the US-Mexico border. .. Trump's embrace of autocrats raises eyebrows in US, abroad AFP Singapore Donald Trump's warm embrace of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un after a spectacular bust-up with G7 allies is the latest example of what critics say is a worrying penchant for autocrats. The ..