Trump is gone, but tensions between US and allies can’t be voted away
China and Brexit are among the issues over which G7 leaders do not fully see eye to eye
America isn’t quite back. Europe isn’t that united. Brexit still isn’t done.
There was a lot riding on the Group of Seven summit, and a fair few telling moments came out of it.
It was the first G-7 to be held in two years, and will serve as a blueprint for international gatherings in the post-pandemic age. It was the first meeting of major leaders after four turbulent years of Donald Trump in the White House, where he frequently tore into decades-long alliances and understandings. It was also the final summit for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has served as a bulwark for Europe for 16 years...