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June 16, 2024 4:38 PM

Iran rebukes G7 statement over its nuclear programme escalation

Iran called upon the Group of Seven on Sunday to distance itself from "destructive policies of the past", the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said, referring to a G7 statement condemning Iran's recent nuclear programme escalation. On Friday, the G7 warned Iran against advancing its nuclear enrichment programme and said they would be ready to enforce new measures if Tehran were to transfer ballistic missiles to Russia. "Any attempt to link the war in Ukraine to the bilatera...

June 16, 2024 3:39 PM

More to say about next year’s G7 when we assume presidency: Trudeau on whether Canada will invite PM Modi

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he will have more to say regarding next year's G7 Summit when Canada will assume its presidency. Speaking to reporters, he appreciated the keenness with which Canadians are looking forward to the G7 Summit. Trudeau said that he looks forward to working with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni and all G7 partners on various issues that they have discussed. On being asked whether Canada will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G7 Summit in 2025, Trud...

June 14, 2024 8:52 AM

G7 Summit: Italian PM Meloni affirms G7’s commitment to Global South dialogue

As the G7 Summit kicks off in Italy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Thursday said that the country decided to host the summit in Apulia because it is a region of southern Italy and through the summit, Italy wishes to strengthen its dialogue with the nations of the Global South. Noting that this forum will celebrate 50 years, the Italian Prime Minister in her opening remarks during the first session of the G7 Summit, said that over these decades, it has become irreplaceable in managing...

June 13, 2024 4:50 PM

G7 leaders seek deal to use interest from Russian assets for Ukraine

Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies started their annual summit on Thursday, many of them under a cloud at home but determined to make a difference on the world stage as they seek to help Ukraine and counter China's economic ambitions. Heading into two days of talks, diplomats said a deal had been agreed in principle on plans to issue $50 billion of loans for Ukraine using interest from Russian sovereign assets frozen after Moscow launched its invasion of its neighbour in 2022. Wes...

June 12, 2024 12:51 PM

Hamstrung at home, G7 leaders struggle to resolve global woes

Group of Seven (G7) leaders will fly to southern Italy this week for their annual summit in downbeat mood, confronting myriad woes at home even as they seek solutions for many of the world's most pressing problems. U.S. President Joe Biden faces a polarized electorate and dismal approval ratings ahead of a re-election bid in November while British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak looks certain to lose power in a national vote next month. The leaders of France and Germany are reeling from heavy defea...

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