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    Trump Calls for G-7 Summit to Reinstate Russia

    “We have a world to run.” That was President Donald Trump’s reasoning in urging that the Group of 7 summit readmit Russia. The exclusive club of leading economic powers, then the G-8, ejected Russia in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Agreeing with host nation Canada, British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the call, saying Russia must change its behavior. But Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, whose populist government, like Trump, is an unabashed friend of the Kremlin, tweeted that restoring Russia the the fold “is in everyone’s interest.”

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