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U.S. isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation

WHISTLER, British Columbia: The United States’ closest allies attacked the Trump administration on Friday for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and mounted challenges with the world’s top trade body, fouling the mood at a G7 finance leaders meeting. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was the prime target of the criticism at the meeting of Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors in Canada, with the six other G7 member countries subject to the U.S. metals tariffs, which were imposed on…

Isolated Qatar signs agreements with Oman

DOHA: Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding with Oman on the development of bilateral investment and trade Sunday, nearly eight months into a crisis between the emirate and its Arab neighbours. The Omani news agency ONA said the agreement signed in Muscat covers a wide range of cooperation sectors including the production and export of food products from the sultanate to them. Omani Agriculture Minister Fuad al-Sajwani, quoted by ONA, said the memorandum reflected the "solid relationship" between the two…

Donald Trump is isolated, stressed out and gaining weight: new report

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is reportedly becoming isolated and stressed as the demands of the Presidency take its toll, says a new report. "He now lives within himself, which is a dangerous place for Donald Trump to be," one source close to Mr Trump told CNN. "I see him emotionally withdrawing. He's gained weight. He doesn't have anybody whom he trusts." The President was already “in a pretty glum mood” before his first foreign trip to the Middle East and Europe, according to the source. On his return, his…