The G7 summit, which will bring together the heads of state of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, is being held in the French city of Biarritz on 24-26 August. The official theme of this year’s meeting, chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron, is the fight against inequality and the advancement of universal access to social welfare.
The summit is expected to be accompanied by widespread anti-globalist protests. The "Alternative summit" camp will be located in the Basque village of Urrugne, 15 miles south of Biarritz.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - There has been a constructive discussion regarding Iran at the ongoing G7 summit in France with all sides advocating a diplomatic solution to the issue of the Tehran nuclear programme, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Several members of the Group of Seven (G7) are interested in inviting Russia back to the organisation, following five years of its absence from the bloc after tensions over Crimea, US President Donald Trump said.
The plane was earlier spotted taking Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Oslo and Paris, although no info regarding its current passengers is available.
US President Donald Trump met with new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a breakfast meeting during the second day of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, promising a "very big trade deal" with the UK, and hailing its impending exit from the EU.
Security measures have been strengthened in France as the three-day G7 summit started in Biarritz on Saturday.
US President Donald Trump's friendship with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron proved to be indeed special after the two heads of state held an impromptu lunch ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France this week. Not everyone in the US administration was, however, happy about Macron's déjeuner invitation, multiple reports suggest.
The annual G7 summit started the day before in Biarritz, France with the seven leaders of the member states discussing important international economic and financial issues.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Leaders of G7 countries discussed possible return to the G8 format with the participation of Russia on the first day of a summit in the French city of Biarritz, the Kyodo agency reported on Sunday, citing sources in the Japanese government.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that there was a progress during talks on the first day of the G7 summit in the French city of Biarritz.
BAYONNE (Sputnik) - The Group of Seven (G7) Summit has officially opened in the city of Biarritz in the southwest of France with French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse, Brigitte, welcoming the arriving world leaders.
Mayors of France’s Bordeaux and Libourne administrations announced their intention to donate a bottle of wine to US President Donald Trump during his G7 visit to convince him not to impose tariffs on French alcohol.
The G7 summit that is being held in France from 24-26 August, chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron, is set to highlight the issue of inequality and the advancement of universal access to social welfare.
The G7 summit in France comes against a backdrop of disputes between the EU and the US, including the two’s standoff over higher tariffs introduced by President Donald Trump last year.
The day before, China decided to impose 10 percent and 5 percent tariffs on $75 billion worth of imported American goods, while US President Donald Trump responded by saying that the US would increase tariffs against China even more.
Earlier, following remarks by US President Donald Trump that he would "certainly" support Russia's return to the G7 to recreate the G8 group of nations, a 'high-ranking source' in Brussels told reporters that doing so would be a "sign of weakness."
The annual G7 summit started on Saturday, with seven heads of state gathering in Biarritz to discuss important international economic and financial issues.
Live on Saturday as the 45th G7 summit kicks off in the French city of Biarritz. The summit will run from 24-26 August, and will see the participation of the leaders of the Group of Seven (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) as well as European Council President Donald Tusk.
Earlier, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned against conflating the digital tax that Paris seeks to slap on US tech companies and the levies on French wine pledged by President Trump.
Relations between the UK and Iran have soured following the 'tanker war' in recent months. The UK being poised to leave the EU and PM Boris Johnson's relationship with President Trump indicate a potential realignment of the close proximity of the UK towards the US and away from Europe.