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Canada rejects Trump's bid to let Russia back into G7

Canada is flatly rejecting Donald Trump's suggestion to reinstate Russia in the G7, CBC reports. Before departing for the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que., the U.S. President called on the G7 leaders to let Russia back …

Trump says Russia should be part of G8

US President Donald Trump says Russia should be attending a summit of the G7 group of key industrialised nations. Arriving at the summit, Trump said he regretted the meeting had shrunk in size - potentially putting him …

Kremlin: G8 losing importance for Russia

The Group of Eight (G8) has been losing its importance for Russia given the changing political and economic situation, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Over the years, this forum has been losing its …

Russia has no plans to get back to G8

Russia has no intention of getting back to the G8 format, the Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "This theme [of return to the G8 format] is not being discussed in Moscow in any way," TASS …

 Peskov: Russia less interested in G8

The format of the Group of 20 of the world's leading economies is more capable of having an impact on international situations than the G8 format, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “First of all you need …

Kudrin expects easing of sanctions in late 2016

Former Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin said at the Davos economic forum that relations between Russia and the West will be normalized and sanctions will be lifted. "I am confident that the sanctions will …