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03 May 2021, United Kingdom, London: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) speaks during a press conference at Downing Street with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/PA Wire/dpa

Human rights, threats to democracy in focus on day two of G7 meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries will discuss human rights and threats to democracy on the second day of a special meeting in London, according...
03 May 2021, United Kingdom, London: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) speaks during a press conference at Downing Street with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/PA Wire/dpa

G7 ministers meet in person in London for the first time in two years

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Ministers from the G7 countries were meeting in person for the first time in two years on Monday in London, with discussions including the...

G7 concerned by Russian troop build-up on border with Ukraine

The G7 nations on Monday said they were deeply concerned about the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and the...

G7 pledge to accelerate implementation of AfCFTA

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The meeting of the committee of experts of the Conference of African Ministers has ended ahead of the African Finance Ministers Meeting next week. ...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

British premier Johnson kicks off G7 with vaccine call

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dpa/GNA - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has kicked off the online G7 meeting with a call for a joint effort to defeat...
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G7 boosts pledges by more than US$4 billion for immunization plans

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dpa/GNA - The Group of Seven major economic powers have boosted by more than 4 billion US dollars their financial pledges for the...
On patrol: a security exercise at sea.

France pledges support to secure Gulf of Guinea maritime zone

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France is ready to help secure the maritime territory of the Gulf of Guinea, a French government official has said. The...
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G7 Splits Over Climate Change with Trump’s Lone Position

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The final communique released Saturday after a the Group of Seven (G7) countries summit gave its backing to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate...
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G7 in Taormina finds understanding on terrorism, trade, but not climate

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Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) most industrialized countries ended a major summit here on Saturday, with a common position on terrorism, and...
President Barack Obama laughs while talking with at British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, during a G7 session Thursday in Brussels. Charles Dharapak/AP

G7 members disagree on how to boost economy whiles Japan advances its interests

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Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) had differing opinions on how to stimulate a sluggish world economy at a summit that ended Friday,...
POOL/AFP / Jim Watson China is locked in a dispute with G7 host Japan over uninhabited rocky outcroppings in the East China Sea claimed by both countries

G7 Directs Declaration At East, South China Seas Tension

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Though no individual countries were mentioned, the contents of their declaration at the close of an annual summit appeared to be directed at China. Beijing's...
POOL/AFP / Carolyn Kaster (From L) David Cameron, Francois Hollande, Justin Trudeau, Jean-Claude Juncker, Shinzo Abe, Donald Tusk, Matteo Renzi, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel participate in a G7 working session in Shima

G7 Leaders Find Possible Ways To Revive Global Economy

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The gathering warned global performance was patchy and faced unwelcome headwinds -- including from a possible "Brexit". Wrapping up their meeting in rural Japan, the...
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May 26 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ROME -- Dozens of migrants were feared to have drowned as their packed boat capsized off the Libyan coast, Italian media said on Thursday. ...
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd L) meets with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (2nd R) at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan, May 25, 2016, ahead of the G7 leaders Ise-Shima summit. [Photo/Xinhua]

G7 leaders asked to show more concern on worlds overlooked Children

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"This is a particularly significant summit as it's the first meeting of the G7 leaders since we entered a new era of international cooperation,...
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G7 gradually losing its grip as an elite club

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Japan, host for the two-day summit, has vowed to take "leadership in guiding the world by showing the best path forward to achieve regional...
AFP / Kazuhiro Nogi US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew kept up the pressure on Japan with a fresh warning that the yen's recent strengthening did not justify a market intervention

G7 plans to stoke growth amid currency policy clash

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The club of rich nations also pledged to tackle tax avoidance in the wake of the Panama Papers investigation and beef up efforts to...
Ukraine

May 17 world news summary at 0100 GMT

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KIEV -- Representatives of the Ukrainian government and independence-seeking militants said on Monday that violence has resumed in eastern Ukraine after a period of...
climate change

G7 ministers promise to fast track Paris Climate Agreement Actualization

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Following a two-day meeting which was concluded Monday in the city of Toyama on the Sea of Japan coast, the ministers adopted a joint...
This photo taken on Dec. 11, 2015 shows uniquely beautiful winter scenery of the Zhaoshu Island in the South China Sea. [Xinhua file photo]

Japan labeled as humble for tabling South China Sea problem at G7

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by Xinhua Writer Zhu Dongyang Japan's plan to place the South China Sea at the top of the agenda at the upcoming meeting of the...
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Obama finds himself in a hot spot over phone hacking scandal

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A new scandal involving the U.S. National Security Agency's (NSA) wiretapping of French leaders has put President Barack Obama back in the hot seat....
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Putin’s visit to the G7 summit was an icebreaker

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If only Berlusconi were still Prime Minister. Not many Italians think that, of course. But at least one Russian does - and not just...

G7 to make deep cuts in emissions

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The Africa Progress Panel welcomes the commitment made by the G7 to make deep cuts in emissions and to phase out of fossil fuels...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan) (dzl)

June 9 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) wrapped up their two-day summit on Monday with a pledge to take actions on...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese PM move to forge a unified anti-China stand is futile

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's attempt to arouse concern over the South China Sea issue at the Group of Seven (G7) summit in order...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan) (dzl)

June 8 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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The Group of Seven (G7) leaders reaffirmed their commitment on Monday to fill a gap of financial support to developing countries for addressing climate...
President Barack Obama laughs while talking with at British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, during a G7 session Thursday in Brussels. Charles Dharapak/AP

G7 summit and the expectations of the world

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by Xinhua writer He Mengshu Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United...
President Barack Obama laughs while talking with at British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, during a G7 session Thursday in Brussels. Charles Dharapak/AP

For major international conferences consider the small out of the way places

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Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States, will be meeting in...
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Japan rears its head in South China Sea at a wrong time

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Using multilateral platforms like the Group of Seven (G7) to meddle in the situation of the South China Sea, Japan has once again made...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Japan and Germany agree to speed up free trade agreement

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday agreed here to speed up their efforts to forge a free...