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    Greece, Russia issues loom over G7 summit
    Jun08

    Greece, Russia issues loom over G7 summit

    ALISON STEWART: At the very start of the G7 summit, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced they’re united in standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. The leaders agreed to continue sanctions against Russia, even though the E.U. sanctions expire at the end of July. Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited...

    G-7 plans “united front” against Russia on Ukraine
    Jun08

    G-7 plans “united front” against Russia on Ukraine

    Russia was ejected from what was formerly called the Group of Eight last years over its aggressive actions towards its neighbors, and this year the leaders of industrialized nations are continuing to put pressure on. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Harper pushes Canada-EU trade pact on first day of G7′ summit
    Jun08

    Harper pushes Canada-EU trade pact on first day of G7′ summit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, second right, walks with G-7 leaders prior to a group photo at the G-7 summit at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. The two-day summit will address such issues as climate change, poverty and the situation in Ukraine. From left, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...

    Mulcair urges Harper to seek papal apology for abuse at residential schools
    Jun08

    Mulcair urges Harper to seek papal apology for abuse at residential schools

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being urged to take advantage of an audience with Pope Francis this week to seek a formal apology for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in Canada’s residential school disgrace.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the timing of Harper’s visit to the Vatican is fortuitous, coming just one...

    G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions
    Jun08

    G-7 leaders signal united front on Russia sanctions

    ELMAU, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she expects a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies to produce a “united signal” that sanctions against Russia can only be softened if a February peace accord for Ukraine is fully implemented. …read more Source: CNS...

    Obama: ‘Difficult Challenges’ at G-7
    Jun08

    Obama: ‘Difficult Challenges’ at G-7

    President Barack Obama says he and other leaders at the G-7 summit in Germany are discussing what he says is a list of “difficult challenges” that include standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine and violent extremism. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report from the site of the G-7...

    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...