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Merkel on Trump G7 tweets: 'Sobering and a little depressing'

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:12 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the word 'depressed' was 'already a lot, coming from me,' in an ironic reference to her usual unflappable appearance

G7 SUMMIT. A photo released on Twitter by the German government's spokesman Steffen Seibert on June 9, 2018, and taken by the German government's photographer Jesco Denzel, shows US President Donald Trump (right) talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and surrounded by other G7 leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Jesco Denzel/Bundesregierung/AFP

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

G7 calls on Russia to answer for Salisbury nerve agent attack

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'We call on Russia to urgently address all questions related to the incident in Salisbury,' foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations say in a joint statement

SPY POISONING. British police officers stand on duty at a cordon leading to a residential housing estate as Military personnel in wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Canada's G7 presidency: a 'progressive agenda' at risk

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that he wants the Group of Seven talks to focus on 'finding real, concrete solutions' to issues

G7. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec will host the 44th G7 summit in 2018. File Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Senior executives from the internet giants and Microsoft attended the ministerial session devoted to the issue but did not offer any explanation of how they might go about clamping down on web extremists

G7. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, US Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission from Japan Achiro Hoconogi address a press conference at the end of the G7 summit of Interior Ministers in Ischia island, on October 20, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

U.S. partners vow to pursue climate fight without Trump

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:27 AM

4th UPDATE Italy and the overwhelming majority of countries regard Paris as irreversible and non negotiable says Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti

HEADING TO BOLOGNA. In this file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

May 31, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Trump takes to Twitter to once again demand that Germany renegotiate the terms of transatlantic trade and boost its defense spending

In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a working lunch during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7 on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. Justin Tallis/AFP

G7 backs Tillerson ahead of Syria talks in Moscow

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:44 PM

UPDATED The G7 ministers say they aim to send a clear and coordinated message to Moscow where Tillerson is due to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov

FOREIGN MINISTERS' SUMMIT. The G7 Ministerial Working Session in Lucca, Italy, on April 10, 2017. US State Department photo/Public Domain

Germany's Merkel says G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions

May 26, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Her comments come on the sidelines of G7 summit talks in Japan ahead of a formal communique from the club of rich nations due Friday

G7 SUMMIT. Members of the G7 pose for a family photo on the first day of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Mie prefecture, Japan, May 26, 2016. Photo by Asahi Shimbun/EPA

Chinese state media warns G7 against South China Sea 'meddling'

May 26, 2016 - 3:29 PM

The commentary comes as European Council President Donald Tusk says on the sidelines of a summit in Ise Shima that the bloc should take a clear and tough stance on China s contested maritime claims

(From L) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk past the Kaguraden as they visit Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, on May 26, 2016 on the first day of the G7 leaders summit. Carolyn Kaster/Pool/AFP

Kerry 'deeply moved' by visit to Hiroshima memorial

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:23 AM

3rd UPDATE US Secretary of State John Kerry urges US President Barack Obama to also visit the gut wrenching memorial

HISTORIC VISIT. (L to R) European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault pose after laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for the 1945 atomic bombing victims in the Peace Memorial Park, on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hiroshima on April 11, 2016. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

G7 warns Russia of more sanctions, pledges climate action

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED At a luxury retreat nestled in the picture perfect Bavarian Alps the leaders of the most powerful countries also tackled threats to global security posed by Islamist extremism and risks to the world economy from Greece

ROUNDTABLE. (R-L, clockwise), US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Council President Donald Tusk, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, sitting together at Elmau Castle in Elmau, Germany, June 8, 2015, at the third session of their G7 meeting. Michael Kappeler/Pool/EPA

United against 'Russian aggression', G7 to focus on jihadists

Jun 08, 2015 - 10:34 AM

The leaders are set to present a united front against global security threats ranging from jihadist insurgencies to Russian aggression in Ukraine

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. (Clockwise front L-R) EU Council President Donald Tusk, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, France's President Francois Hollande, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker attend a working dinner in Elmau, Germany, June 7, 2015. Michael Kappeler/EPA

G7 foreign ministers hit China reclamation

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:51 AM

We strongly oppose any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation coercion or force G7 foreign ministers say

VOICING CONCERN. (L-R) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini en route to the meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in Luebeck, Germany, on April 15, 2015. The two-day gathering of envoys from France, Britain, Germany, Canada, the United States, Italy, and Japan marks the beginning of the intensive stage of Germany's chairmanship of the group. Photo by Carsten Rehder/EPA

G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Jun 05, 2014 - 11:45 PM

US President Barack Obama says Russia had to recognize Ukraine s president elect Petro Poroshenko withdraw troops from Ukrainian borders and stop backing pro Moscow rebels who are destabilizing eastern Ukraine

WESTERN POWERS. G7 heads of state, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C, clockwise), European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a working session during the second day of the G7 Summit, at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photo by Bernd Von Jutrczenka/ EPA.