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In Europe
May 28, 2017 5:36 am gmt |
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Many people marched on the streets of Taormina, Italy on Saturday to protest against the Group of Seven (G7) Summit being held there. As leaders from the United States, Italy, France, Britain, Germany, Canada and Japan concluded their two-day meeting on Saturday in the resort town, the protesters, ma...
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May 28, 2017 4:49 am gmt |
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Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from US allies in recent days. The US president tweeted he would make his “final decision” on the Paris accord after his return to Washington. Mr...
In Canada
May 27, 2017 7:40 am gmt |
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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and French president Emmanuel Macron met on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy on Friday (May 26). In images that generated social media buzz, the two men were seen walking in a picturesque garden and taking in the views of the seaside town on the...
In Canada
May 29, 2016 10:08 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday (May 27) on the last day of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders summit, that Canada will remain resolved in not paying ransoms to terrorists taking hostages. The topic of terrorism and security were high on the G7 agenda, among discussions over a slow...
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May 29, 2016 7:49 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has defended his government’s decision of giving back miltary-occupied lands of Tamils, saying the community has waited 27 years for it. He made these remarks when he met with members of the Sri Lankan community living in Japan yesterday (27). “We...
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May 28, 2016 6:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (May 27) called on the Group of Seven industrialized countries meeting in Japan at the G7 summit to steer economic growth to sustain well-being of Asia and countries like Sri Lanka. Addressing the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, President Sirisena said that ...
In Britain
May 27, 2016 12:26 pm gmt |
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The UK is set to send a Royal Navy warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle arms smuggling in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. He told the G7 summit in Japan the UK was ready to take an “active leadership role” in helping Libya deal with people trafficking and the mig...
In Europe
May 27, 2016 11:42 am gmt |
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President Francois Hollande warned anti-reform protesters on Friday (May 27) that he would not let them strangle the economy after a French fuel blockade was lifted. “When we have to make reforms, we complete them; because we are obliged to, no one here at the G7 has asked me to do a labour ref...
In Britain
May 27, 2016 9:25 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Friday (May 27) that important trade deals would be difficult to reach if Britain was outside the European Union, as the Group of Seven (G7) summit came to an end in Japan. “If we were outside the EU, it’d be far more difficult to achieve any...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2016 9:24 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (May 27) called on the Group of Seven industrialized countries meeting in Japan at the G7 summit to steer economic growth to sustain well-being of Asia and countries like Sri Lanka. Addressing the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, President Sirisena said that ...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2016 8:06 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngyuyn Xuan Phuc agreed to establish close cooperation in agriculture, technology related to rice and other common crops. It was decided during the bilateral discussions between the two countries held at the Nagoya Tokyu Hotel on Thursday (...
In World
May 27, 2016 4:19 am gmt |
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Traffic was congested as security remained tight along the few roads leading up to the venue where the Group of Seven Industralised nations’ leaders gathered on Friday (May 27), for the last day of their summit. Japan deployed approximately 19,000 police to the central Japanese tourist resort, ...
In World
May 26, 2016 11:40 am gmt |
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 U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday (May 26) that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions pose a serious medium-term threat, adding that engagement with China and other countries had seen progress on the issue. “It’s something that we’ve put at the center of discussions and ...
In Europe
May 26, 2016 10:58 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Japan on Thursday (May 26) ahead of the opening ceremony of Group of Seven (G7) leader summit. She will join Barack Obama, Shinzo Abe, David Cameron and leaders from France, Canada and chief of International Monetary Fund and EU Commissioner for the two-day ann...
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May 26, 2016 7:28 am gmt |
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The Group of Seven (G7) summit kicked off in Japan on Thursday (May 26) with leaders visiting an ancient shrine. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the host of this year’s summit, welcomed the leaders of member countries at the Uji bridge of the 2000-year-old Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site...
In World
May 24, 2016 8:41 am gmt |
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Security was tightened on Tuesday (May 24) in central Japan ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) summit, as police set roadblocks and intensify and patrolling near the meeting venue in Ise-Shima peninsula. Road blocks were placed at a designated bridge leading to the meeting venue, and police officers we...
In Canada
May 23, 2016 10:42 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau arrived in Tokyo on Monday (May 23), few days ahead of the Group of Seven Industrialised nations leaders’ later this week. Trudeau, who received a red carpet and honour guard treatment at the airport upon his arrival, i...
In Srilanka
April 26, 2016 9:23 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will introduce a new political programme in the country after May 01. The President further said that he will take several new political decisions after May 01 for the betterment of the country and its people, adding, that he believed those decisions will help t...
In Europe
June 8, 2015 6:21 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper used yesterday’s (Sunday) 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 e...