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Trade war

Trump sends mixed messages on China as G-7 watches helplessly

Second thoughts become regrets for 'not raising tariffs higher'

Group of Seven leaders discussed issues including risks to the global economy Aug. 25 at their summit in Biarritz, France.   © Reuters

BIARRITZ, France -- U.S. President Donald Trump sent heads spinning in his trade war with China on Sunday by suggesting regrets about the pressure campaign, only for a spokeswoman to step in and reinforce his hard line. 

Meanwhile, other Group of Seven leaders expressed concern about the escalating tensions in a meeting on the global economy, where trade friction was high on the agenda, but the talks produced no course of action.

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