G7 leaders at UK summit target plan for 1bn jabs

G7 leaders on Friday open a three-day summit aimed at helping to end the COVID-19 pandemic and forge a climate-centric economic recovery, after pledging to donate one billion vaccine doses for the world’s poorest countries. US President Joe Biden and his colleagues from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan will sit down for their … Read more

Australia PM to press G7 on trade rules reform to rein in China

An overhaul of global trade rules is essential to stopping economic coercion, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was expected to say Wednesday, in comments aimed at China ahead of his meeting with G7 leaders. As Australia’s shadow trade war with its largest trading partner shows few signs of abating, Morrison will tell the Perth USAsia … Read more

G7 health chiefs to discuss vaccine sharing, animal diseases

The G7 health ministers will meet Thursday to discuss sharing vaccines with poorer countries and improving identification of animal-borne infections ahead of next week’s summit in the United Kingdom. Ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States will pledge at a meeting in Oxford to “combat future health threats by working … Read more

G7 ends talks with criticism of China, Russia, Iran

by Shaun Tandon The Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Wednesday wrapped up their first in-person meeting in more than two years, accusing China of human rights abuses and a crackdown on pro-democracy figures, while voicing fears about Russian aggression against Ukraine. Foreign ministers from hosts Britain, plus the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Canada … Read more