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 Group of 7 countries (G7)

The G7 began in 1975 as the Group of Six and included the countries of France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States, and was joined by Canada the following year. Collectively, the G7 nations comprised 50.4% of global nominal GDP and 39.3% of global GDP (PPP). This group meets several times a year to discuss economic policies. Their work is supported by regular, functional meetings of officials, including the G7 Finance disputes.

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OTTAWA, April 24. /TASS/. The Group of Seven (G7) countries might impose new sanctions against the Russian Federation because of the situation in Donbass, according to the joint statement issued on Monday by the foreign ministers of these states and High Representative of the European Union for ...
According to the statement, the countries could impose new sanctions against the Russian Federation because of the situation in Donbass, and accused Moscow of destabilizing the situation in the world. The meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 countries was held in Toronto, Canada, on April 22-23.

The ministers also said Russia must be a constructive partner in Syria, or it will be held accountable. "The G7 countries agree that Russia must stop creating impediments to peace and abide by the commitments it entered into under UN Security Council Resolution 2401 and compel the Assad regime to do ...
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, who hosted the event, said G7 ministers expressed deep concern about the “despicable” nerve agent attack in Britain and Russia's efforts to destabilise democracies by meddling in elections. “The G7 countries are committed to preventing, stopping and ...
G7 capitals are worried about Russia's support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime in his country's brutal civil war and alleged attempt to kill a ... The Group of Seven industrialised nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in ...
Politicians from the liberal Free Democratic Party and the left-wing Die Linke have made public their desire to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the upcoming G7 summit of the leading industrial nations, set to take place in June. "If the Western countries really want to resume a constructive dialogue ...

TORONTO - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will discuss how to maintain pressure on Russia when they meet ... A senior official from one G7 nation said ministers were deeply worried about what the group saw as a pattern of Russia misbehavior going back years.
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, center, talks with Elder Garry Sault, Ojibwa Elder of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, left, and Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Fernanda Espinosa during a G7 Outreach session with non-G7 Women Foreign Ministers, ...
Ambassador Kelly Craft offered that assessment as foreign ministers from the G7 group of industrialized nations began meetings in Toronto to discuss global ... The foreign ministers meeting precedes a June summit in Canada of leaders of the G7 countries — the United States, Britain, Canada, Germany, ...
TORONTO: The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations met in Toronto on Sunday (Apr 22) seeking a common front against what they ... G7 capitals are also worried about Russia's role in supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime in his country's brutal civil war and alleged ...
On Sunday, a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries will take place in Toronto. Canada. Representatives of Ukraine are invited for the first time. Wagenknecht and Lambsdorff believe that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov should have also been invited to this meeting. "At the meeting ...
On Tuesday, 17 April, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc told a group of youth delegates to an conference in Ottawa that he wants G7 nations to use their military and other surveillance assets to track illegal fishing. Furthermore, he wants offending countries “named and shamed” for their illegal overfishing.
"We expect that the United Kingdom, despite all the differences between our countries, remains a civilized and responsible state," it says. ... Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations, who met in Canada's Ottawa, made a joint statement on April 16 calling on Russia to disclose its alleged ...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited President Uhuru Kenyatta to the G7 summit in Quebec in June, which will focus on climate change, ... East Africa is opposed to proposals by the United Nations to significantly reduce military presence in Somalia when Somali security forces are not yet on ...
The Canadian Prime Minister has invited President Uhuru Kenyatta to the next G7 summit. ... Expanding trade with traditional partners such as Kenya and similar-minded countries in the 53-member Commonwealth, working together to face emerging security challenges, and seeking to tap and deepen ...
Canada's fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal overfishing operations. “I don't think, frankly, that we have enough consensus with G7 partners and other partners because it's not ...
The West's most powerful countries are decidedly unhappy with North Korea using the offshore world to avoid sanctions—and they have a terse statement to prove it. “North Korea does little business in its own true name and uses a network of agents, front and shell companies, and complex ownership ...

In fact, this week, the UK moved several steps closer to becoming the first G7 country to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury. Whatever one thinks of its follow-through on its goals so far, or its prospects for success, that would be a Very Big Deal — a signal that wealthy countries are actually ...
The ministers also called on "all countries to fully and effectively implement their UNSCR obligations with respect to North Korea." "Financial institutions in G7 countries also play an important role in the fight against North Korea's illicit global financial activity, and we will engage and share information with ...
Canadian Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal overfishing operations, reports Vancouver Courier. LeBlanc isn't ready to name countries yet, but said Tuesday he has seen recent ...
Britain is falling further behind the world's leading economies as Brexit costs the country its place in a global advance, according to the International ... next two years by more than the UK, which now ranks in the second tier of G7 nations with annual growth of less than 2 per cent alongside Italy and Japan.
Canada's fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal overfishing operations. “I don't think, frankly, that we have enough consensus with G7 partners and other partners because it's not ...
Speaking at a meeting convened by the South Centre at Palais des Nations on April 13 the two former senior BIS officials argued that "the current ... The US, in turn, exported all its failures to curb the "twin deficits" (fiscal and current account deficits) to other G7 countries which religiously followed the US ...
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven nations have absolutely no grounds to accuse Russia of being behind the poisoning of former Russian ... at the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) all data about the Novichok nerve gas program our country allegedly had," he noted.
"We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal, using a ...
LOW productivity growth has plagued Britain's economy since the financial crisis. From 2010 to 2016 output per hour grew, on average, by just 0.2% a year, down from 2.5% between 1950 and 2007. In the G7 group of rich countries, only Italy has done worse. Productivity drives a country's living standards ...
The meeting was convened in response to Canada's G7 presidency. This July, Canada will host the heads of the G7, a group including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union sits as an observer. These countries are the largest advanced economies ...
As president of the G7, environment minister Catherine McKenna has mentioned adopting a zero-plastics-waste charter and pushing anti-plastics interest beyond the G7 nations to the G20. However, McKenna and Prime Minister Trudeau have both been criticized for failing to take stronger action at home.
Jason Marczak of the Atlantic Council noted that many Latin American leaders are most worried now about whether their countries are running trade deficits or ... In June, he is scheduled to attend the G7 industrial nations meeting in Canada and the G20 economic summit in Argentina five months later.
According to the diplomat, for the first time in history Ukraine will be present at a full-fledged, planned event of the G7 countries, Ukrainian Internet newspaper Yevropeiska Pravda reports. "The time ... Shevchenko stressed that Ukraine was grateful to Canada as the country chairing the G7 for this initiative.
Ukraine's foreign minister has been invited for the first time to a meeting of the foreign ministers of the G7 countries, which will begin in Toronto, ... According to him, Ukraine hopes that this conversation will be continued at the upcoming summit of G7 leaders, which will be held in the Canadian region of ...
Hannon urged the Trudeau government to use its G7 presidency to push for a treaty that would ban the use of autonomous weapons before they are ever developed. All G7 countries and about 100 more will be participating in a major UN meeting in April that will discuss the possibility of beginning ...
Many G7 host countries have begun to acknowledge the role of — and formalize spaces for — civil society and NGO engagement in their meetings, media-related events and the summit itself. At the Okinawa Summit in 2000, Japan became the first G7 host nation to officially establish a space for civil society ...
Instead of letting the G7 fade away, the late Jim Flaherty, who was finance minister, cajoled his colleagues to join him in Iqaluit in February to ... The countries of the G7 are facing similar problems and an exchange between peers can spark an idea that one country hadn't considered, or kill a notion that ...
Group of Seven countries have agreed to a "common vision" for the development of artificial intelligence, a Canadian minister said Wednesday. ... G7 nations must ensure that the nascent AI industry "brings to our societies and our economies the most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while ...
After growth of three per cent for all of 2017 -- the strongest of all G7 nations -- economists have lower expectations for 2018, due mainly to U.S. trade and ... The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada reported last week that there are "insufficient" controls in place at the country's biggest banks to prevent ...
In the Paris Agreement, each of the 196-signee countries determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. There is no mechanism to ... The US was the only G7 country to withdraw from this climate change initiative. Climate Smart's report took a ...
Pruitt said he took official meetings during the entire four-day trip to Italy for the G-7 environmental summit in June of last year. ... publicly posted schedule showed that during the four-day trip to Italy he attended meetings at the U.S. embassy, the Vatican and the other G-7 countries' environmental ministers.
Pruitt didn't say anything about the cost of the trip but said he took official meetings during the entire four-day trip to Italy for the G7 environmental summit in ... Pruitt's publicly posted schedule showed that during the four-day trip to Italy he attended meetings at the U.S. embassy, the Vatican and the country's ...
Uruguay became the world's first country to legalize cannabis when pharmacies started selling the product last summer. ... As the first G7 nation to legalize recreational cannabis — with a powerful banking sector and close ties to the U.S. — it's less likely that U.S. banks or financial regulators would take ...
US President Donald Trump greets Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the 43rd G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy. PHOTO ... of respondents in both those countries responding affirmatively to the question, “If at this moment, you had the means and opportunity to go to live in another country, would you go?”.
Kolga noted that the United States, Canada and the U.K already adopted Magnitsky legislation. "France and Germany are likely motivated to find ways to hold accountable and deter those who meddle in their elections," the author wrote. On June 8-9, the summit of the leaders of the G7 countries will be held ...
This increase, a seven-year high, was well ahead of the consensus estimate of 1.5% to 2% and just behind Canada, which exhibited the fastest growth (3%) among the G7 group of major developed countries. While Germany's growth in 2017 was broad-based, two sectors exhibited significant strength. First ...
Facebook's alleged data seepage has created worries in Canada, where the country's largest provinces are set to go to the polls this year and a federal election sits on the horizon for 2019. "We've reached out as a department of democratic institutions to (the Communications Security Establishment) to ask ...
EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox said the security detail "followed the same procedures for the G7 environmental meeting in Italy that were used during EPA Administrators Stephen Johnson, Lisa Jackson, and Gina McCarthy's trips to Italy. EPA's security procedures have not deviated over the past 14 years.”.
“So it really is a collaboration between the G7 countries, the European Union and the European Commission in advance of the summit and of course, hearing what ... “That's one of our rights in the country and we have to make sure that people who want to do it have a safe place to do so,” said Sgt. Habel.
The Jubilee Debt Campaign said a study of 126 developing nations showed that they were devoting more than 10% of their revenues on average to paying the interest on money borrowed – the highest level since before the G7 agreement to write off the debts of the world's poorest nations at Gleneagles, ...
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wife to opposition strong man KizzaBesigye and Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been appointed to the gender and equality advisory council to the Canadian presidency of the G7 member countries. Byanyima together with nine other ...
Britain should use this year's meeting of Group 7 countries to call for coordinated sanctions against human rights abusers, senior MPs have told Boris ... the Canadian MP who campaigned for the introduction of the country's own Magnitsky law, wrote to Mr Trudeau stating: "As the G7 president, Canada ...
A group of lawmakers in the U.K., U.S. and Canada have launched a coordinated effort to urge the world's richest countries to adopt sanctions targeting the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The group is demanding that leaders of all G7 nations adopt legislation similar to the U.S.'s Magnitsky Act, ...


 

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