US president heads to Brussels for NATO talks as the G7 summit ends with broad agreements for cooperation on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, challenging China's economic and human rights policies and other issues.
China hit back at the group of world's Seven richest democracies a day after G7 leaders adopted a rival plan to oppose Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative by helping build infrastructure in poorer nations.
The White House says funding through the G7 initiative will emphasise the environment and climate, labour safeguards, transparency, and anti-corruption.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
Top diplomats from UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan are holding two days of talks in London to discuss Myanmar coup, Tigray crisis, Afghanistan troop withdrawal, Russia, coronavirus and assertive China.
G7 countries pledged $20 million to fight the blaze destroying the world's largest rainforest at the Biarritz summit hosted by French President Macron, who insisted the Amazon should be discussed as a top priority.
President Hassan Rouhani told the US to "take the first step" by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to a meeting to resolve tensions between the two countries.
A statement issued at the conclusion of the two-day meeting of the G7 leaders in the French resort city of Biarritz, says the main issues covered included trade, Iran, Libya, Ukraine and Hong Kong.
US President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade that has spooked financial markets and he opened the door to diplomacy with Iran, easing tensions on the last day of a strained G7 summit.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's presence had not been announced and represented a gamble by French host Emmanuel Macron who is seeking to soothe spiralling tensions between Iran and the US.
The three-day meeting in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz takes place amid sharp differences over a clutch of global issues that risk further dividing a group of countries already struggling to pull together.
US President Donald Trump who regularly threatens to pull out of NAFTA, insists that Canada and Mexico agree to a sunset clause that would allow a member nation to withdraw after five years.
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