Latest G-7 Summit News

Biden's mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

Jun. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the four-month-old war shows no sign of abating and its aftershocks to global food and energy supplies are deepening. ...

Protesters gather as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

Jun. 25, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — About 3,500 protesters gathered in Munich on Saturday as the Group of Seven leading economic powers prepared to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which holds the G-7′s rotating presidency this year. Police said earlier they were expecting...

Solidarity behind Ukraine's Russia fight atop summit agendas

Jun. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back-to-back world leader summits in Europe opening this weekend will focus on uniting Western nations behind Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion and overcoming Turkey's opposition to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden. The Group of Seven leading...

3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an increasingly long shadow. On Thursday and Friday, European Union leaders will meet...

Germany's Scholz: G7 to discuss 'Marshall plan' for Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that he wants to discuss the outlines of a “Marshall plan for Ukraine” with the leaders of the Group of Seven countries at their upcoming summit in Germany. Scholz hopes for a united front on long-term support for...

Indonesian leader to travel to Russia, Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo is planning to meet the leaders of Russia and Ukraine following the Group of Seven summit in Germany later this month. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Wednesday that Widodo will travel to Kyiv and Moscow...

Scholz: G7 will support Ukraine 'for as long as necessary'

Jun. 18, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the Group of Seven leading democracies will make clear at their upcoming summit that Ukraine can expect to receive the support it needs “for as long as necessary.” In an interview with Germany's dpa news agency published...

Rich nations hit brakes on climate aid to poor at UN talks

Jun. 16, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Rich countries including the European Union and the United States have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on the agenda for this year's U.N. climate summit. Observers and...

Under pressure, German leader coy on possible Ukraine visit

Jun. 13, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declined to comment Monday on reports that he is planning to visit Ukraine together with his counterparts from France and Italy soon. Weekly Bild am Sonntag had reported that Scholz would travel to Kyiv with French President Emmanuel...

Germany to introduce some border checks during G7 summit

Jun. 11, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will temporarily introduce some border controls as the country gets ready to host the Group of Seven summit later this month in the Bavarian Alps. The summit of wealthy nations with the leaders of Germany, the United States, France, Japan and other top...