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Listen: Canada takes on the US at the G7 meeting

President Donald Trump talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G-7 Summit welcome ceremony, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada.

Dubai: It’s amazing how a tweet can wreck your week, especially when that tweet comes from Donald Trump.

Early Sunday morning, the G7 was preparing to sign their annual joint statement on the economy, when Trump began tweeting about Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, calling him weak and dishonest. As you can imagine when world leaders start calling each other names, the situation has turned ugly.

Trump hasn’t tweeted since, but apparently satisfied that he raised enough hackles in the Western hemisphere, he flew off to Singapore to meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un on nuclear disarmament.

Those last two paragraphs sound like the start of a global disaster movie.

Just so you know that this week isn’t just about Trump, we also have the UK voting to approve the Brexit agreements made with the EU so far. If that fails, expect a fresh challenge to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s tenure by week’s end.

Still looking for good news? There’s always the World Cup, which starts on Thursday. Some European countries, including the UK, are refusing to send any dignitaries or politicians, in protest at recent controversies surrounding Russia, while the Arab’s world first global football superstar, Mohammad Salah, will likely be out due to injury.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to take some time off for Eid al Fitr, which is expected to start on either Thursday or Friday. After this week’s news, you’re going to need a short holiday.

This article first appeared on GulfNews.com