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Group of Seven: International intergovernmental economic organization
The Group of Seven (G7) is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest IMF- advanced economies in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Protests in Hong Kong as U.S. warns of sanctions [Video]

Protests in Hong Kong as U.S. warns of sanctions

Thousands of people on the streets again, as international concern rises over Beijing's plans to impose a security law in Hong Kong

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Donald Trump moves forward with G7 plans [Video]

Donald Trump moves forward with G7 plans

US President Donald Trump, having cancelled the planned summer G7 meeting, said on Wednesday he was now considering rescheduling the event in Washington DC. The White House incumbent said it would be a..

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Former Hong Kong governor: China's proposed national security law should be on G7 agenda

The United Kingdom should ensure that China's efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong are on the agenda for the G7 meeting in June, Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong..
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U.S. hopes for in-person G7 summit end of June: White House

Any in-person meeting of Group of Seven leaders will take place at the end of June, White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday.
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Britain will look at details for G7 summit next month: spokesman

Britain will study the details of what President Donald Trump is proposing for a planned G7 summit next month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
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UK PM Johnson could meet U.S. President Trump at G7: The Sun

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could travel to the United States to meet President Donald Trump at a G7 meeting next month, The Sun newspaper reported.
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Trump opens door to in-person G7 June meeting despite pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he may seek to revive a face-to-face meeting of Group of Seven leaders near Washington, after earlier canceling the in-person gathering of world leaders..
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Trump says he may host G7 in person, after earlier cancelling

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he may again host the G7 summit in or near Washington, after earlier canceling the in-person meeting amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump and Johnson agree on importance of coordinated response to coronavirus

U.S President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed on the need for a coordinated international response to the coronavirus pandemic, including through the G7, Downing Street..
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We need to learn lessons of coronavirus spread: UK PM's spokesman

Britain and other G7 countries discussed the need to learn the lessons of how the novel coronavirus came to spread throughout the world, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.
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G7 seeks WHO review and reform, commits to coordinated virus response: White House

Leaders from the G7 group of industrialized nations on Thursday called for a review and reform process at the World Health Organization and agreed to ensure a coordinated global approach to the..
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Trump to convene G7 leaders in video call to discuss pandemic

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a video teleconference with G7 leaders on Thursday to coordinate national responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House said on Tuesday.
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G7 finance ministers agree priorities for coronavirus response: UK's Raab

British foreign minister Dominic Raab and his G7 counterparts agreed their priorities for the response to the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, including the protection of the..
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Pompeo says G7 discussed China's coronavirus 'disinformation'

The Group of Seven (G7) big economies discussed an "intentional disinformation campaign" by China on the coronavirus in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, adding..
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Exclusive: Trump cancels G7 at Camp David over coronavirus, to hold video-conference instead

President Donald Trump will cancel an in-person meeting of G7 leaders at Camp David in June because of the coronavirus and will hold a video-conference instead, the White House said on Thursday.
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Japan's Motegi wants to discuss international cooperation to prevent coronavirus spread at G7 call

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday that he would like to discuss international cooperation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Group of Seven foreign ministers..
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G7 leaders vow to do what it takes to fight coronavirus, support economies

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies said on Monday they were committed to doing "whatever is necessary" to battle the coronavirus pandemic and to work together more closely to protect..
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UK's Johnson sees agreement within G7 on fiscal stimulus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday there was agreement amongst G7 countries that there should be fiscal stimulus to help cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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'You can run a G7 country from home': Canada's Trudeau relies on phone lines and Lego

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in quarantine since his wife tested positive for the coronavirus last week, is pulling the levers of power from an old brick mansion with a stockpile of Legos to..
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G7 leaders say response to coronavirus outbreak is 'foremost priority'

Leaders of the Group of Seven countries said on Monday they are making their response to the coronavirus pandemic a priority and will coordinate public health measures to help stabilize the global..
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U.S. says G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Pittsburgh to be held by video conference

A meeting of G7 nations' foreign ministers, which was scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh later this month, will be held by video conference as a precaution, the U.S. State Department said on..
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Work on Fukushima plant, halted during 2016 G7 summit, to continue during Tokyo Olympics

Decommissioning work at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station, halted during a G7 summit in Japan in 2016, will not stop during this summer's Tokyo Olympics, the plant operator said.
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U.S. cuts rates over coronavirus; G7 pledges action but no quick fix

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Tuesday in an emergency move to shield the world's largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, as Group of Seven finance officials pledged..
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U.S. cuts rates as G7 pledges to fight coronavirus

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Tuesday in an emergency move to shield the world's largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus, as Group of Seven finance officials pledged..
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G7 to deploy all policy tools to combat coronavirus

Group of Seven finance officials said on Tuesday they would use all appropriate policy tools to achieve strong, sustainable global growth and safeguard against downside risks posed by the..
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G7 finance officials pledge all possible steps to beat coronavirus

Group of Seven finance officials said on Tuesday they would take all possible steps to safeguard the global economy from the spreading coronavirus outbreak, with Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda..
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World finance officials plot 'powerful and timely' response to beat coronavirus

Group of Seven officials will discuss ways to bolster their economies against the impact of the spreading coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, but are not expected to call for new spending or coordinated..
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World finance officials to consider how to cushion economies against coronavirus

G7 finance officials will on Tuesday discuss ways to bolster their economies against the impact of the spreading coronavirus outbreak, but are not expected to specifically call for new spending or..
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G7 health ministers agree on coordinated approach to coronavirus - Germany

Health ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrial nations agreed to coordinate their response to dealing with the coronavirus in a conference call on Monday, the German Health Ministry said.
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G7 countries seeking unified approach to coronavirus: Germany's Spahn

The Group of Seven leading industrialized democracies are seeking a unified procedure to tackle the fast-spreading new coronavirus, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Sunday.
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Trump to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, sparking criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed nations' leaders at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the..
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Trump will host G7 summit next year at one of his own properties: White House official

U.S. President Donald Trump will be hosting next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White..
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Russia's Putin: need wider G7-style group, with China, India, Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was ready to host a meeting of the G7/G8 group of nations, and would welcome a wider format featuring Turkey, India and China.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support at G7 on the Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support in the Group of Seven's discussion of the Amazon region at last weekend's summit of the world's..
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With a trade war on the horizon, should Australia back the US or China?

After discussions with the US President on the sidelines of the G7 this weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stepped a little closer to picking sides in the US-China trade war. But would a deal..
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Brazil says South American nations to meet on Amazon, accepts Chilean aid

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon, and took another swipe at the G7 group of rich..
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Russia denies visas to two U.S. senators, amid G7 tensions

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said Russia refused to grant them visas for a visit to Moscow next week, amid disagreement within Washington and among U.S. allies over whether the country..
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Macron must take back 'insults' for Brazil to accept G7 Amazon aid: Bolsonaro

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million offer from the G7..
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Brazil may accept G7 Amazon aid if France's Macron withdraws 'insults': Bolsonaro

Brazil may accept an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven nations to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, but only if French President Emmanuel Macron withdraws his "insults,"..
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Brazil to reject G7 offer of aid to fight Amazon fires: G1

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven wealthy nations to help fight the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, website G1 reported presidential chief of..
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China says resolutely opposed to G7 statement on Hong Kong

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Beijing is resolutely opposed to a statement from the G7 summit that referenced the current unrest in Hong Kong.
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G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations on Monday offered $20 million of emergency aid to help battle wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, a gesture Brazil slammed as colonialist.
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Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns..
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'People are noticing Australia': Morrison

Scott Morrison says the world is paying attention to what Australia is doing after talking trade and strategic issues with leaders at the G7 summit in France.
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Macron delivers breakthrough on Iran at tense G7 summit, but little else

French President Emmanuel Macron paved the way at a G7 summit for a diplomatic solution to the standoff between Washington and Tehran over a 2015 nuclear deal, but there was little else to show from a..
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Macron says U.S. did not join charter against online hate speech

The United States did not sign up to a charter against online hate speech at the G7 summit for legal reasons, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday after the end of the meeting.
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No consensus on inviting Russia to G7 next year: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday G7 leaders had not reached a consensus on inviting Russia to next year's G7 summit in the United States.
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G7 summit statement issued on trade, Iran, Libya, Ukraine and Hong Kong

France on Monday issued a short statement at the end of a meeting of G7 leaders on several issues, but it was not a communique along the lines of those usually drawn up at the annual summit, reflecting..
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Trump puts forward own Miami-area golf course for next G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would probably host next year's Group of Seven summit of the major industrialized countries at one of his own properties - the Trump National Doral golf..
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