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G7 Warns Russia to Stand Down
G7 Tells

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...

Iran Drops In on G7
Iran Drops In on G7

Iran Drops In on G7

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif makes a surprise visit to France, won't be speaking with Americans

(Newser) - If there weren't enough excitement at the G7 summit already, Iran just decided to send a little more to the exclusive party where it is the subject of much gnashing of teeth: The Republic's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has arrived in Biarritz, France, which is hosting...

Trump: I Have 'Second Thoughts About Everything'

But White House says he has no regrets about trade war

(Newser) - While America was sleeping, the Group of Seven summit in France was continuing down its head-spinning trajectory, with matters like an escalating trade war between planet Earth's two biggest economic powers, talks with rogue aspiring nuclear powers, and a no-deal Brexit taking up much of the oxygen. A look...

Trump on G7: 'Russia Should Be in This Meeting'

President made remarks as he left White House for summit in Canada

(Newser) - President Trump is calling for Russia to be reinstated to the leading group of industrialized nations, now known as the Group of Seven, the AP reports. "Now, I love our country. I have been Russia's worst nightmare," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White...

Trump Slams Trudeau, Macron on Eve of G7

President will be leaving summit early

(Newser) - The traditional end-of-summit group photo at this year's G7 gathering will not include President Trump. The White House says Trump will leave the Quebec summit on Saturday morning and travel directly to Singapore, where he is due to meet Kim Jong Un June 12, Politico reports. The summit is...

Melania Won't Join President at G7, Singapore Summit

But she's about to make her first appearance in 25 days

(Newser) - After kidney surgery and a weekslong absence from the public eye, Melania Trump is set to resurface—but she won't be joining her husband on his upcoming overseas trips. Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tells CNN that the first lady, in her first official appearance in 25 days, will attend an...

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