A two-day annual summit of the world’s seven
richest nations, including Canada, the U.S., and Great Britain, kicked off in Quebec, Canada
on Friday. On day one of the summit, U.S. President Donald
Trump made a surprise call for Russia to be readmitted to the group of top industrialized
nations. Russia had been expelled from the G8 in 2014
for invading and annexing Crimea in violation of international law. The European leaders at the summit, including
British Prime Minister Theresa May, quickly rejected Trump’s call to reinstate Russia,..
saying there needs to be a “strong message” that Moscow’s behavior will not be tolerated.