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Is the G7 a dead parrot?

The group is weaker for the undermining strategy of the US, but still has a role to play

By George Magnus  

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks across the table to US President Donald Trump. Photo: GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT/UPI/PA Images

It was facetiously called the G6 +1, highlighting the isolation of the United States at the G7 summit in Quebec, which has just concluded. But to all intents and purposes the G7 group of advanced economies has become the G6. The US has, for now at least, checked out. Donald Trump, who left Quebec early to fly to Singapore for the summit with Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, refused in…

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