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    Matthew Fisher: Mere hours into the G7 summit, Stephen Harper may have already got what he wanted
    Jun07

    Matthew Fisher: Mere hours into the G7 summit, Stephen Harper may have already got what he wanted

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — Prime Minister Stephen Harper may already get what he wanted most from the G7 summit only hours after the two-day meeting began Sunday in the Bavarian Alps. The West’s two most powerful leaders, U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, agreed Sunday to continue supporting the...

    G7 Leaders Take a Hard Line on Russia
    Jun07

    G7 Leaders Take a Hard Line on Russia

    KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) – Group of Seven (G7) leaders vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. The Ukraine conflict and a long-running debt standoff between Greece and its...

    Obama, Merkel celebrate U.S.-Germany friendship at G7 summit
    Jun07

    Obama, Merkel celebrate U.S.-Germany friendship at G7 summit

    KRUEN, Germany — 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 world leaders by...

    G-7 leaders face tough reality of Russia sanctions strategy
    Jun07

    G-7 leaders face tough reality of Russia sanctions strategy

    WASHINGTON — Behind the tough talk on Russia expected from President Barack Obama and other leaders gathering in Germany this weekend is a stark reality. None of the world powers believes the economic and diplomatic punishments levied on Russia for its alleged aggression in Ukraine are changing President Vladimir Putin’s calculus, yet there...

    Why is Russia The focus of G7 Summit Sans Russia?
    Jun07

    Why is Russia The focus of G7 Summit Sans Russia?

    At a summit in Germany, the G7, formerly the G8, is focusing on its suspended member, Russia, and the country’s alleged actions in Ukraine. Video provided by Newsy …read more Source: USA...

    Obama Works to Mend U.S.-German Ties at G7 Summit
    Jun07

    Obama Works to Mend U.S.-German Ties at G7 Summit

    (KRUEN, Germany) — 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 world leaders by...

    THE LATEST: Merkel expects G-7 ‘united signal’ on Ukraine
    Jun07

    THE LATEST: Merkel expects G-7 ‘united signal’ on Ukraine

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — 7:35 p.m. (1735 GMT; 1.35 p.m. EDT) …read more Source: CNS...

    Harper uses G7 summit to push for Canada-EU free trade agreement
    Jun07

    Harper uses G7 summit to push for Canada-EU free trade agreement

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper used Sunday’s opening of the G7 summit to push European leaders to ratify the comprehensive Canada-EU free trade agreement. Harper’s office said he talked up the trade pact at the G7’s first working session of the day on the fragile global economy. …read more Source:...

    Harper pushes Canada-EU trade pact at opening day of G7 leaders’ summit
    Jun07

    Harper pushes Canada-EU trade pact at opening day of G7 leaders’ summit

    SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany – Prime Minister Stephen Harper used Sunday’s opening of the G7 summit to push European leaders to ratify the comprehensive Canada-EU free trade agreement.Harper’s office said he talked up the trade pact at the G7’s first working session of the day on the fragile global economy.”Prime Minister...

    THE LATEST: Ukraine took up over half Merkel-Obama meeting
    Jun07

    THE LATEST: Ukraine took up over half Merkel-Obama meeting

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — 6:35 p.m. (1635 GMT; 12:35 p.m. EDT) …read more Source: CNS...