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    THE LATEST: Beware Hot Air: Group Urges G-7 to Fight Poverty
    Jun07

    THE LATEST: Beware Hot Air: Group Urges G-7 to Fight Poverty

    ELMAU, Germany— 1.30 p.m. (1130 GMT; 7.30 a.m. EDT) Too much hot air? Members of an anti-poverty group have sent up balloons bearing the faces of the Group of Seven’s leaders, urging them to stick to commitments to fight poverty around the world. Adrian Lovett, a member of the group called One, said Sunday that “we want their discussions...

    EU Chief Tusk Urges Tough Line on Russia Sanctions
    Jun07

    EU Chief Tusk Urges Tough Line on Russia Sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany— European Union President Donald Tusk is urging leaders at the Group of Seven summit to present a united front on maintaining sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, says the only question is whether to make the sanctions even tougher. He told a news conference Sunday that “if...

    THE LATEST: Obama Praises Merkel, Celebrates Us-german Ties
    Jun07

    THE LATEST: Obama Praises Merkel, Celebrates Us-german Ties

    KRUEN, Germany— ___ 11.45 a.m. (0940 GMT, 5:40 a.m. EDT) President Barack Obama is calling the current partnership between the U.S. and Germany “one of the strongest alliances the world has ever known.” Obama opened his German visit Sunday by appearing in the picturesque Alpine village of Kruen with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama is closer to...

    Obama aims to mend US-German relations on Bavarian trip
    Jun07

    Obama aims to mend US-German relations on Bavarian trip

    KRUEN, Germany (AP) — Feasting on Bavarian beer and sausages, President Barack Obama on Sunday celebrated decades of U.S. friendship with Germany despite recent challenges and said the country “is proof that conflicts can end and great progress is possible.” Obama kicked off an overnight visit to attend the Group of Seven summit of...

    G7 leaders arrive in Bavaria for 2-day summit
    Jun07

    G7 leaders arrive in Bavaria for 2-day summit

    U.S. President Barack Obama said Group of Seven (G7) leaders meeting in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday would discuss standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine amid an upsurge in violence there that monitors have blamed on Moscow-backed separatists. …read more Source:...

    EU president urges G7 leaders to keep up sanctions against Russia for Ukraine
    Jun07

    EU president urges G7 leaders to keep up sanctions against Russia for Ukraine

    European Union President Donald Tusk is urging leaders at the Group of Seven summit to present a united front on maintaining sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    EU chief Tusk urges tough line on Russia sanctions
    Jun07

    EU chief Tusk urges tough line on Russia sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — European Union President Donald Tusk is urging leaders at the Group of Seven summit to present a united front on maintaining sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    EU chief Tusk urges tough line on Russia sanctions
    Jun07

    EU chief Tusk urges tough line on Russia sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — European Union President Donald Tusk is urging leaders at the Group of Seven summit to present a united front on maintaining sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama in Germany for G7 Summit
    Jun07

    Obama in Germany for G7 Summit

    The leaders of seven major industrialized countries are in Germany for their annual summit, with issues as varied as the economy, climate change and world crises on their agenda. Traditional German music greeted U.S. President Barack Obama as he joined summit host Chancellor Angela Merkel for a visit to a local village Sunday morning. Within a...

    EU Council head Tusk urges G-7 leaders to keep up sanctions against Russia for Ukraine
    Jun07

    EU Council head Tusk urges G-7 leaders to keep up sanctions against Russia for Ukraine

    European Union President Donald Tusk is urging leaders at the Group of Seven summit to present a united front on maintaining sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...