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After Trump, Biden and G7 refocus on Covid recovery

London - Wealthy G7 powers on Friday ramped up health funding for poorer nations after accusations they are hoarding coronavirus vaccines, as US President Joe Biden and the rest of the leaders declared a "turning point" from the psychodramas of the Trump era.

Biden breaks with Trump as G7 tackles climate, Covid recovery

London - Joe Biden will make his presidential debut on the world stage on Friday as America's G7 partners re-focus their collective heft on pandemic recovery and climate change after the psychodramas of the Trump era.

Dalai Lama calls for unified global action on climate change

Washington - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called on world leaders Saturday to join forces in fighting climate change.

Trump moots hosting G7 summit after US election

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday suggested hosting the Group of Seven summit after the November presidential election, saying he would invite countries generally excluded from the global get-togethers.

Trump says 'common sense' for Russia to rejoin G7

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it is "common sense" to bring Russia back into the G7, despite Moscow's expulsion from the club after invading part of Ukraine.

Canada's Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow.

UK ex-foreign ministers call for G7 Hong Kong monitor group

London - Seven former British foreign ministers Monday called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to push G7 allies to set up an international monitoring group for Hong Kong in response to Beijing's tightening control over the restless city.

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other countries -- including Russia -- to join the meeting."I don't feel that as a G7 it properly represents what's going on in the world.

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

Washington - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a German government spokesman said Saturday.

Trump says G7 summit likely to take place 'primarily' at White House

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed plans for a possible in-person summit of G7 leaders, saying it would "primarily" take place at the White House."It looks like the G7 will be on," he told reporters.

Trump says G7 summit could happen in person at Camp David

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday he could restore plans to hold the annual G7 summit in person at his Camp David retreat, after previously ordering the event to take place by videoconference.

G7 to coordinate economic reopening plans amid outbreak

Washington - G7 leaders on Thursday pledged to work together to "safely" put people back to work as the coronavirus crisis drags on in a bid to revive the slumping global economy, the White House said.

Pompeo attacks Chinese virus campaign at G7 as Europeans seek cooperation

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the Group of Seven powers were united in opposing China's coronavirus "disinformation," but European allies emphasized cooperation to fight the global pandemic.

G7 pledge to 'do whatever it takes' to safeguard economy

Washington - Leaders of the G7 industrial powerhouses pledged Monday to join forces to halt economic freefall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which they called "a human tragedy.

G7 seeks to inoculate global economy against coronavirus

Paris - Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank chiefs were set to hold coronavirus talks Tuesday as concerns grew that the epidemic could imperil the health of the global economy.

Trump dumps plan to host G-7 at his golf course — blames media

Two days after the White House said that President Donald Trump had directed next year's Group of Seven summit to be held at Trump National Doral Miami resort, the president tweeted late Saturday that no, actually, it will not.

Swift backlash as Trump picks own golf resort to host G7

Washington - US President Donald Trump has awarded hosting of the next G7 summit to one of his own Florida golf clubs, the White House said on Thursday, sparking accusations of corruption from opposition lawmakers and ethics campaigners.

Poland opposes Trump bid for Russia's G7 return

Warsaw - Poland's president on Monday opposed a proposal by US President Donald Trump to reintegrate Russia into the elite G7 group, insisting that "business as usual" was unacceptable given Moscow's occupation of Ukrainian territory.

Morales thanks G7 for 'tiny' Amazon aid

La Paz - Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales gave a half-hearted welcome Tuesday to a G7 pledge of $20 million to fight the Amazon wildfires, describing it as "tiny.

Trump is given the first watch made with recycled fishing nets

The first watch in the world made of recycled fishing nets has been developed and 100 were manufactured at the request of the French government and handed to G7 leaders to promote the idea of a sustainable planet.

US tech industry group denounces Trump deal on France digital tax

Washington - A US trade group representing major technology firms on Tuesday denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron that leaves the levy in place until a new international taxation plan takes effect.

Macron's art of the deal on display at G7

Paris - For some, the mere fact that Donald Trump stuck around marked out this week's G7 summit in Biarritz as a resounding success for his French host Emmanuel Macron.

China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with G7 on Hong Kong

Bejing - Beijing on Tuesday voiced "strong dissatisfaction" with a joint statement issued by the G7 leaders, who backed Hong Kong's autonomy and called for calm after months of civil unrest.

Brazil's Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

Porto Velho - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Tamer Trump on show at G7, but brash US leader never far

Biarritz - Like Superman disguised as the mild-mannered Clark Kent, Donald Trump showed his tamer side at the G7 -- but the maverick showman expected by the world didn't take long to burst back out.

US, France reach agreement on digital taxes

Biarritz - French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday G7 members had reached an agreement on the taxation of tech giants, a long-standing subject of friction between France and the US which has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on French wines.

From surprise guests to family photos: G7 highlights

Biarritz - An unexpected guest, a last-minute power lunch and an eyebrow-raising group picture: the G7 summit in the French surfing resort of Biarritz made waves on several levels.

Russia divides G7 leaders as Trump pushes for readmission

Biarritz - The future reintegration of Russia into the elite G7 group of the world's rich nations divided leaders at its summit in France on Monday, as President Donald Trump pushed for Moscow to be allowed back after its 2014 expulsion.

Trump says next G7 summit likely to be at his golf club

Biarritz - President Donald Trump said Monday he could host next year's G7 summit at his own golf club in Miami, drawing immediate criticism that he is profiteering from his presidency.
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