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In Ukraine, More Grisly Evidence of Atrocities

EU seeks specialized court to investigate possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

(Newser) - Russia's retreat from eastern Ukraine in April revealed what many said was evidence of war crimes . Now, the pattern is repeating in southern Ukraine with the retreat of Russian soldiers from Kherson, the New York Times reports, describing "mounting evidence of atrocities" there. In the village of Pravdyne...

G7 Leaders Joke About Putin, Strike Informal Pose

'We’ve got to show them our pecs!' says Boris Johnson

(Newser) - G7 leaders struck an unusually informal pose for pool photographers at a working dinner in Germany on Sunday, with most in their shirtsleeves, notes Axios . But more attention came before a different group photo, when the leaders were heard mocking Vladimir Putin, reports the Hill . “Jackets on? Jackets off?...

World Leaders Now Going After Russia's 2nd-Largest Export

G-7 nations will ban gold shipments

(Newser) - President Biden said Sunday in Germany that the US and other Group of Seven nations will ban imports of gold from Russia—Moscow's second largest export after energy. A formal announcement was expected Tuesday as the leaders hold their annual summit. Senior Biden administration officials said banning gold would...

G7 Sends Blunt Message to China About Aiding Russia

Foreign ministers warn that urgent action is needed to avoid food, energy shortage

(Newser) - China's refusal to join the call for a ceasefire in Ukraine brought the Communist country an unusually stern rebuke Saturday from the G7 nations, including a warning not to do anything to assist Russia with its invasion. "We call on China not to assist Russia in its war...

G7 Nations Agree on More Steps Against Russia

Statement scolds Putin ahead of WWII victory celebration

(Newser) - Leaders of the Group of 7 nations agreed Sunday to another round of punishments for Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine: a ban on Russian oil imports and more sanctions. The decisions were announced after a virtual meeting that included Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as President Biden, USA ...

G7 Warns Russia to Stand Down
De-Escalate,
G7 Tells
Russia



De-Escalate, G7 Tells Russia

Foreign ministers condemn military buildup at Ukraine border

(Newser) - The Group of Seven economic powers told Russia on Sunday to "de-escalate" its military buildup near the Ukrainian border, warning that an invasion would inflict severe economic pain on Moscow. G7 foreign ministers, joined by the European Union's foreign affairs chief, issued a joint statement declaring themselves "...

Biden Leaves G7 With Promise of American Commitment
Biden to G7:
US Will Do
Its Part

Biden to G7: US Will Do Its Part

Next up is NATO, and president says he'll offer reassurances there

(Newser) - As he left Cornwall after the three-day G7 summit, President Biden talked Sunday about agreements and differences among the leaders that surfaced. But he also detailed for reporters the overall message he delivered about the change in US administrations, CNN reports. "I conveyed to each of my G7 counterparts...

Queen Cuts Cake Like a Boss
Why Use
a Knife
If You Have
a Sword

Why Use a Knife If You Have a Sword

Queen Elizabeth does not mess around when it comes to cutting cakes

(Newser) - A job worth doing is worth doing right. If the job is cutting a giant ceremonial cake, and you’re the queen of England, well, then bring your sword because you’ve got work to do. Queen Elizabeth was offered a knife Friday, which she declined, saying, "This...

Group of Seven Talks Get Tense Around China

Summit leaders divided on how to approach human rights abuses

(Newser) - Forced labor in China has become a hot-button issue at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, the AP reports. A US official speaking after a morning session said that the assembled leaders shared President Joe Biden's concern about the human rights and economic impact of the practice but...

Jill Biden, Kate Middleton Meet and Tour School
Jill Biden Meets the Duchess

Jill Biden Meets the Duchess

First lady and Kate Middleton tour a school in England

(Newser) - Jill Biden, on her first trip abroad as first lady, met up with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, to visit a school on Thursday. The school is in Cornwall, where the G7 summit is being held. Biden and Kate dropped in on the 4- and 5-year-old kiddos while they...

Biden Lands in UK on First Overseas Trip

His first stop was a visit to US troops

(Newser) - President Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that "the United States is back" as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor. The president's first stop after landing in the...

A Plan for Ending the Practice of Stashing Profits Overseas

The G7 agrees to a flat tax of 15%

(Newser) - The Group of Seven wealthy democracies agreed Saturday to support a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15% in order to deter multinational companies from avoiding taxes by stashing profits in low-rate countries, per the AP . G7 finance ministers meeting in London also endorsed proposals to make the world'...

Trump Postpones G7
Trump Postpones G7 

Trump Postpones G7

June meeting set for Camp David postponed until at least the fall

(Newser) - President Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing pandemic. And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea, and India as he again advocated for...

Camp David Summit Will Be a Video Conference

Leaders will stay home to concentrate on pandemic, White House says

(Newser) - World leaders won't be coming to Camp David in June after all. President Trump changed the scheduled summit to a video conference on Thursday, the AP reports. The move will permit "each country to focus all of its resources on responding to the health and economic challenges of...

GOP Blowback Forced Trump U-Turn on Hosting G7 at Resort

'It clearly was an unforced political error'

(Newser) - President Trump blamed "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility" when he tweeted Saturday that he had abandoned his plan to host the G7 summit at his own resort in Miami—but insiders say it was pushback from Republicans that led to the U-turn. Sources tell the Washington Post...

No Longer Hosting G7: Trump's Resort

Amid criticism, president backs off plan to host summit at family's struggling resort

(Newser) - The 2020 Group of Seven meeting to be hosted to the Trump National Doral resort is no more, with the president rescinding the announcement via tweet late Saturday after taking piles of criticism over the perception that he was enriching himself on the taxpayer dime, reports Politico . "Based on...

Trump Expects Controversy Over Choice of G7 Locale

Next year's summit will be at the president's Miami resort

(Newser) - President Trump has been dropping strong hints for months that he thinks his own resort in Miami should host the next G7 summit. On Thursday, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made it official: The summit of world leaders will indeed take place at Trump National Doral in June 2020,...

Brazil Rejects G7 Money to Fight Amazon Fires, Trolls Macron

Government says Europe should use funds to 'reforest'

(Newser) - With thousands of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government has decided it is more interested in trolling Emmanuel Macron than in accepting assistance. After the G7 offered $22 million to help Brazil fight the fires, a spokesman for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the offer and mocked...

Trump Says He Approved Iran Diplomat's G7 Visit

He says there was 'great unity' at conference

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that there was "great unity" among G7 leaders—even on Iran, whose foreign minister arrived in Biarritz for talks Sunday . "We've had a lot of fake news where they're saying, ‘Oh there’s no unity, there’s no unity.’ There’...

G7 Leaders to Brazil: We Have an Idea

The summit leaders are prepared to support Brazil in battling fires

(Newser) - Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm, the AP reports. French...

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