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G7 ministers pledge to make gender equality 'global cause'

Paris - France's Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa and her G7 counterparts on Friday signed a joint declaration to make the issue a "global cause".

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

Dinard - Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations on Saturday urged a greater role for women in solving conflicts, saying that peace settlements with female involvement were more likely to endure.

G7 ministers tackle inequality, cyberdefence — without Pompeo

Dinard - Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations sought Friday to push an agenda of fighting inequality and protecting their democracies from foreign interference at a meeting skipped by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

G7 foreign ministers meet without Pompeo

Dinard - Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations met on Friday in northern France to push the fight against global inequality and cyber-crime despite the conspicuous absence of US top diplomat Mike Pompeo.

Italy's Salvini vows to turn away German migrant rescue ship

Paris - Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday that he had told Germany to deal with a ship run by a German charity carrying dozens of migrants picked up in the Mediterranean, while denouncing the work of NGOs in the region.

Amid transatlantic discord, what's the point of the G7?

Paris - France this week kicks off meetings under its presidency of the club for the world's seven most developed nations as questions mount over the relevance of the group at a time of tension between Europe and the United States.

Pompeo to skip G7 foreign ministers talks in France

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will skip a meeting of Group of Seven ministers this week in France, the State Department said Tuesday, amid persistent tensions between Europe and President Donald Trump.Officials did not explain Pompeo's absence.

G7 says Russia seizure of Ukraine ships unjustified, calls for sailors' release

Ottawa - G7 nations on Friday called Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian ships off Moscow-annexed Crimea unjustified and demanded the release of the 24 sailors, saying the standoff had "dangerously raised tensions.

Dutch join G7-led push to rid oceans of plastics

Ottawa - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his country's endorsement of a G7-led initiative to rid the oceans of plastics, during a visit to Ottawa on Thursday.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Montr - Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Amnesty decries over-the-top security at 2018 G7 summit

Montr - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Canadian authorities of heavy-handedness and rights violations including "unjust arrests and detentions" at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec in June.

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Montr - Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.

Russia must 'account for role' in MH17 tragedy: G7

Ottawa - Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies said on Sunday.

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult

Ottawa - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on Monday after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.

Breaking with allies, Trump shakes up world order

Paris - Washington's break with traditional G7 allies may open the way for a new world order in which Donald Trump cultivates former enemies and US-China ties dictate the pace of the 21st century, analysts say.

After testy G7, how should Europe deal with Trump?

Paris - The G7 summit at the weekend in Canada ended in acrimony when US President Donald Trump refused to sign a joint statement, leaving European leaders aghast at another diplomatic snub.

Britain says hopes US will honour G7 commitments on trade

London - Britain on Monday urged the United States to honour free-trade commitments made at the G7 summit even after US President Donald Trump rejected a joint communique in a bitter spat over tariffs.

Merkel-Trump G7 face-off photo headed for history books

Berlin - A photo posted by the German government showing a determined Angela Merkel standing up to an intransigent Donald Trump appears destined for the history books, summing up the fractures left by a deeply divisive G7 summit.

Trump lashes out at US allies in Twitter rant

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out at US allies Monday in a Twitter rant focusing on trade following a contentious G7 summit of economic powers in Canada at the weekend.

Op-Ed: U.S. has lost its credibility on the world stage after G7 meeting

Looking back on the G7 summit in Canada this weekend, it is difficult to imagine just how much damage President Donald Trump has done to the formerly united Western alliance.

Trump G7 tweets 'sobering and depressing': Merkel

Frankfurt Am Main - US President Donald Trump's revocation of support for a joint communique with other leaders at the G7 summit was "sobering and a little depressing," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said late Sunday.

France on G7: 'Fits of anger' cannot dictate international cooperation

Paris - France warned Sunday that "fits of anger" could not dictate international cooperation after US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected a joint statement agreed following a bad-tempered G7 summit in Canada.

Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling', calls for cooperation

Qingdao - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dismissed criticism by the Group of 7 nations as "creative babbling" and said it was time to start cooperating again.

G7 photo duel between image-conscious world leaders

La Malbaie - The G7 summit was coming down to the wire. The leaders of the world's richest democracies had promised some kind of compromise statement despite their deep divisions on trade.Donald Trump is seated amid a crowd of officials.

Conte, Italy's novice PM, completes G7 baptism of fire

La Malbaie - A month ago, he was a little-known law professor. On Saturday, Giuseppe Conte was heading home to Italy as a fully-fledged member of the most exclusive club of world leaders.And he may just have found a new ally in Donald Trump.

Merkel: G7 agree on commitment to rules-based trade

La Malbaie - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that G7 leaders had agreed on the wording of a common statement at their ongoing summit which would include a commitment to a "rules-based" trade framework.

'One-time shot' for peace with North Korea: Trump

La Malbaie - US President Donald Trump predicted Saturday that he would know within a minute of meeting Kim Jong Un whether his "one-time shot" at peace with the North Korean leader had a chance of succeeding.

'One time shot' for peace with North Korea: Trump

La Malbaie - US President Donald Trump said his summit with North Korea represented "a one-time" chance to forge peace and that he would know within a minute if his counterpart Kim Jong Un was a serious partner.

Russia brushes off possibility of G8 return

Moscow - Russia has not asked to rejoin the group of the world's leading economies and is perfectly happy working with the larger G20, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump called for Russia's return.

Firm friends? Macron handshake leaves mark on Trump

La Malbaie - They once shook hands for an eye-watering 29 seconds, with neither man willing to show a hint of weakness. Now Emmanuel Macron has left a firm impression on Donald Trump in their latest squeezing contest.
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