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    U.S. Will Increase Training of Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS, Obama Says
    Jun08

    U.S. Will Increase Training of Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS, Obama Says

    President Obama made the remarks on Iraq at the close of the G-7 summit of world leaders, which was dominated by discussion of how to address Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    G7 leaders talk climate on final day
    Jun08

    G7 leaders talk climate on final day

    The Group of Seven summit enters it’s final day with the official group photo op outside Elmau castle in the picturesque Bavarian Alps in Germany. Talks then moved inside with Canada and Japan attempting to water down a strong G7 statement on climate change and leaders also agreed on keeping sanctions against Russia in place until President...

    G-7 Summit: Obama, Hollande Agree To Push For Russian Sanctions And Iran Nuclear Deal, White House Says
    Jun08

    G-7 Summit: Obama, Hollande Agree To Push For Russian Sanctions And Iran Nuclear Deal, White House Says

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande have reached an agreement on several major issues, including sanctions against Moscow over the prolonged conflict in eastern Ukraine and Iran’s talks with Western powers over its nuclear program, the White House said Monday. …read more Source: International...

    Obama: US, leading allies 'stand united' on world challenges
    Jun08

    Obama: US, leading allies 'stand united' on world challenges

    ELMAU, Germany — President Barack Obama says the U.S. and its leading allies “stand united” on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.Obama says the Group of Seven leading nations stand behind Ukraine and agree that economic sanctions should remain in place against Russia until it fully implements a cease-fire with Ukraine...

    G7 leaders affirm sanctions against Russia
    Jun08

    G7 leaders affirm sanctions against Russia

    Ed AdamczykGARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN , Germany, June 8 (UPI) — G7 leaders gathering in Germany remained firm in support of Ukraine and against Russian involvement in a separatist movement there. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama: IS will be driven out of Iraq, despite setbacks
    Jun08

    Obama: IS will be driven out of Iraq, despite setbacks

    Obama also expressed confidence in Abadi’s leadership, saying the prime minister appeared committed to creating an inclusive government that gave voice to the various factions in Iraq. Climate change and terrorism topped the official agenda, but leaders also grappled with Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine, an upcoming nuclear...

    Harper catches a break when G7 discussion on climate change reduced to half an hour, ISIL discussed instead
    Jun08

    Harper catches a break when G7 discussion on climate change reduced to half an hour, ISIL discussed instead

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper caught a break Monday at the G7 summit when a discussion on climate change was cut to half an hour so the leaders could devote more time to Harper’s favourite international subject, global security. Europeans have been sharply critical of Harper’s environmental policies. Freed of potentially embarrassing...

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G-7 Summit
    Jun08

    China Defends Russia, Criticizes Economic Sanctions Related To Ukraine Crisis During G-7 Summit

    China’s Foreign Ministry criticized the West’s sanctions against Russia in response to the eastern Ukraine crisis and called for renewed “dialogue” on the subject Monday. The economic sanctions against Russia were expected to be a major issue at the G-7 summit in Germany, after U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Francois...

    G7 Ready To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia
    Jun08

    G7 Ready To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia

    The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) summit of major economic powers have warned Russia that they stand ready to toughen sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit
    Jun08

    Here’s a great photo of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama hanging out at the G-7 summit

    This week the world’s most powerful woman, who oversees the richest EU economy, is hosting the Group of Seven (G7) in the remote Bavarian village of Krün at the Schloss Elmau. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will preside over discussions with the leaders of the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and European Council president Donald Tusk,...