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The Group of Seven (G7) is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of seven major developed countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, which are the largest IMF-advanced economies in the world.
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China tells G7 to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairsChina said on Thursday that the Group of Seven nations should stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, responding to a joint statement issued by G7 foreign ministers calling for a halt to the national..
G7 foreign ministers urge China not impose security law on Hong KongThe G7 foreign ministers issued a joint statement on Wednesday calling on China not to follow through with plans to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.
Japan wants to take lead for G7 statement on Hong Kong: AbeJapan wants to take the lead among Group of Seven nations on issuing a statement about the situation in Hong Kong, where China has imposed a new security law, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on..
Japan hopes to draft G7 formin statement on China security legislation on Hong Kong: sourceJapan hopes to draft a joint statement on China's new security legislation on Hong Kong at the next Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers' meeting, a Japanese government source familiar with the matter..
Japan's stance on Hong Kong praised by other G7 nations - SugaJapan was among the first nations to express its concern about China imposing a new security law, and its stance has been praised by other Group of Seven nations, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga..
France sees no change in Russia warranting reintegration to G7: Elysee officialFrance sees no change in the situation in Russia that would warrant a reintegration of Moscow to the Group of Seven, an Elysee official said on Wednesday.
Trump says it's 'common sense' to include Russia in G7U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "common sense" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to rejoin the Group of Seven, saying it would be much easier to solve various issues if..
Trump says inviting Russia to G7 is 'common sense': Fox News RadioU.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was "common sense" to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Group of Seven, saying it would be much easier to solve various issues if Putin was..
Germany: Doubt if now is right time to change G7 formatGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday he was not sure whether now was the right time to shake up the format of the Group of Seven after U.S. President Donald Trump said it was a "very..
Japan has no position yet on Trump's plan to expand G7 summitJapan has not yet established its position on a U.S. proposal for adding countries to the Group of Seven summit to be held later this year, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday.
India's Modi gets Trump invite to attend G7 summit: ministryIndia's Prime Minister Narendra Modi got an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven summit, India's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.
EU balks at adding Russia back into G7The European Union views the Group of Seven format as a vital multilateral framework that cannot be changed on a permanent basis by the chair of the group, currently the United States, an EU spokesman..
Kremlin says Trump's possible G7 invitation raises more questions than answersThe Kremlin said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to invite Russia to an expanded Group of Seven summit later this year raised more questions than it provided answers, but that..
Australian PM accepts G7 invitation during call with TrumpAustralia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Putin and Trump discussed G7 summit, oil markets in call: KremlinU.S. President Donald Trump told President Vladimir Putin in a phone call about his idea of holding an expanded Group of Seven summit later this year with a possible invitation for Russia, the Kremlin..
Russia not welcome at G7, Canada's Trudeau saysCanada does not support Russia's return to the Group of Seven, proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend, because Moscow continues to flout international law, Prime Minister Justin..
Canada says Russia should remain outside of the G7: PM TrudeauCanada does not support Russia's return to the Group of Seven, as U.S. President Donald Trump proposed over the weekend, because it continues to flout international law, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau..
South Korea's Moon tells Trump he would accept invitation to G7 summitSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in told U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday that he would willingly accept the American leader's invitation to join this year's Group of Seven summit, South Korea's..
Kremlin says Putin 'supports dialogue' after Trump's proposed G7 inviteThe Kremlin said on Monday it needed to see more details before responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to invite Russia to attend a Group of Seven nations summit, but that President..
Australia would welcome official invitation to G7, says government spokesmanAustralia would welcome an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been contact on the matter between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the United States, a government..
South Korea says it will discuss Trump's invitation to G7 summit with the U.S.South Korea is aware of U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to Seoul to join this year's Group of Seven summit and will discuss the matter with the United States, a government official told..
Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation listU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia,..
Trump says he is postponing G7 summitU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he is postponing until September the G7 summit which had been scheduled for late June.
Germany's Merkel rejects Trump invite to attend G7 summit in Washington: PoliticoGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to accept U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to attend an envisaged summit of the Group of Seven (G7) in the United States, Politico reported on..
Trump, Macron agree G7 should be held in person and in near future: White HouseU.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call on Thursday that the G7 meeting should be held in person and in the near future, the White House said.
Canada's Trudeau says 'significant' health questions remain about in-person G7 meetingCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that there are still many health-related questions to be answered before he can say whether he will attend a face-to-face G7 meeting that..
Germany can't confirm Merkel will attend G7 in person: spokeswomanGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot confirm her physical presence at an envisaged summit of the Group of Seven (G7) in the United States yet, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, adding that this would..
Britain in close contact with U.S. in run up to G7: PM's spokesmanBritain is in close contact with the United States in the run-up to the G7 summit and is looking at what is being proposed, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
White House says late-June G7 summit would be great reopening examplePresident Donald Trump believes there would be "no greater example of reopening" than holding a G7 summit in the United States near the end of June, the White House said on Tuesday.
Former Hong Kong governor: China's proposed national security law should be on G7 agendaThe 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..
U.S. hopes for in-person G7 summit end of June: White HouseAny 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.
Britain will look at details for G7 summit next month: spokesmanBritain 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.
UK PM Johnson could meet U.S. President Trump at G7: The SunBritish 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.
Trump opens door to in-person G7 June meeting despite pandemicU.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..
Trump says he may host G7 in person, after earlier cancellingU.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.
Trump and Johnson agree on importance of coordinated response to coronavirusU.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..
We need to learn lessons of coronavirus spread: UK PM's spokesmanBritain 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.
G7 seeks WHO review and reform, commits to coordinated virus response: White HouseLeaders 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..
Trump to convene G7 leaders in video call to discuss pandemicU.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.
G7 finance ministers agree priorities for coronavirus response: UK's RaabBritish 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..
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..
Exclusive: Trump cancels G7 at Camp David over coronavirus, to hold video-conference insteadPresident 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.
Japan's Motegi wants to discuss international cooperation to prevent coronavirus spread at G7 callJapanese 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..
G7 leaders vow to do what it takes to fight coronavirus, support economiesLeaders 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..
UK's Johnson sees agreement within G7 on fiscal stimulusBritish 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.
'You can run a G7 country from home': Canada's Trudeau relies on phone lines and LegoCanadian 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..
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..
U.S. says G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Pittsburgh to be held by video conferenceA 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..
Work on Fukushima plant, halted during 2016 G7 summit, to continue during Tokyo OlympicsDecommissioning 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.