ELMAU, Germany (AP) – The Newest on the G-7 summit, the annual assembly of the main democratic economies, which this yr is being held within the Bavarian Alps in Germany:

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the West has no intention to “torpedo” the Group of 20 – the group of main economies that additionally consists of Russia.

This yr’s G-20 summit is because of happen in Indonesia in November. There are questions over whether or not Western leaders will sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Scholz, who’s internet hosting this week’s summit of the smaller Group of Seven industrial powers, on Monday is also internet hosting leaders from 5 main rising democratic economies – India, Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa and Argentina.

Up to now, they don’t all see eye-to-eye with the G-7 nations on the struggle in Ukraine or sanctions. Scholz informed Germany’s ZDF tv that “it’s all of the extra essential that we focus on (the matter) with one another.”

Scholz informed Germany’s ZDF tv: “We should not stroll into the lure Putin units of asserting that the world is split into the worldwide West – the G-7 and its buddies within the north – and all the remainder. That’s not true. There are democracies all around the world and so they have very comparable views.”

Scholz didn’t give an specific dedication to show as much as the G-20 summit no matter whether or not Putin attends, however confused the group’s significance.

He mentioned: “There’s a widespread conviction … that we don’t wish to torpedo the G-20.”



– G-7 leaders to decide to Ukraine, US sending anti-air system

– Story of two summits: ‘America’s again’ to America’s backsliding



President Joe Biden is ready to announce that the U.S. is offering a complicated surface-to-air missile system to Ukraine, in addition to further artillery help, based on an individual accustomed to the matter, within the newest help meant to assist the nation defend in opposition to Russia’s four-month invasion.

The U.S. is buying NASAMS, a Norwegian-developed anti-aircraft system, to supply medium- to long-range protection, based on the individual, who spoke on the situation of anonymity. NASAMS is identical system utilized by the U.S. to guard the delicate airspace across the White Home and U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Extra help consists of extra ammunition for Ukrainian artillery, in addition to counter-battery radars, to help its efforts in opposition to the Russian assault within the Donbas, the individual mentioned.

The announcement comes as Biden is huddling with allies this week on supporting Ukraine in conferences on the Group of Seven superior economies summit in Germany and NATO leaders’ annual gathering in Madrid.

– By Zeke Miller in Elmau, Germany


One yr in the past, Joe Biden strode into his first Group of Seven summit as president and confidently informed the closest U.S. allies that “America is Again.”

Now, there are worries that America is backsliding. As Biden meets this week with the heads of G-7 main democratic economies within the Bavarian Alps, he brings with him the luggage of home turmoil.

The U.S. is grappling with political unrest, surprising mass shootings and the U.S. Supreme Courtroom’s determination to finish constitutional protections for abortion.

Biden says different world leaders on the summit haven’t been asking him in regards to the abortion ruling. However the home unrest is little question troubling to his European allies.


Leaders of the Group of Seven financial powers are set to commit themselves to the lengthy haul in supporting Ukraine as they meet within the German Alps and confer by video hyperlink with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The G-7 leaders will start Monday’s session of their three-day summit with a deal with Ukraine. Later, they are going to be joined by the leaders of 5 democratic rising economies – India, Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal and Argentina – for a dialogue on local weather change, power and different points.

The struggle in Ukraine was already on the forefront of the G-7 leaders’ minds as they opened their summit on the secluded Schloss Elmau luxurious resort on Sunday – simply as Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for the primary time in weeks.


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