G7

Without China or Russia on board, can G7 tackle today's problems?

The G7 was founded four decades ago, bringing together what were then the world's richest industrialized countries to tackle an economic crisis. It has since stuck around, dealing with global trouble hotspots, but is the club still fit for purpose?

G7 pledges migration aid, warns Russia, China over territory disputes

The G7 leaders committed Friday to increase global funding on migration and refugee challenges, after a two-day summit that also focused on Russia's actions in Ukraine and Chinese claims in the South China Sea.

G7 leaders agree to boost funding for global migration response

The G7 leaders agreed on the need for a global response to tackle the migration and refugee crisis, committing to increase funding and calling for more legal channels of migration, in a joint statement issued Friday.

Obama: World leaders "rattled" by possibility of Trump as president

World leaders are "rattled" by the presumptive nomination of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate in this year's US elections, President Barack Obama said Thursday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Japan.

Italy's Renzi eyes town of Taormina in Sicily for 2017 G7 summit

The picturesque town of Taormina, famous for its ancient Greek-Roman amphitheatre, should be the venue for the 2017 summit of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Thursday.

G7 leaders agree policy mix to boost economy, discuss global crises

"The world has a certain stable growth, but their are weaknesses, especially among the emerging economies, and there is a whole series of risks," Merkel said.

EU official warns of Trump, Le Pen "horror scenario" in G7 tweet

A top EU official raised eyebrows Thursday with a tweet warning of a "horror scenario" if Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Boris Johnson and Beppe Grillo were to be in power when the G7 meets for its next summit in 2017.

China calls on G7 to stop meddling in South China Sea

The G7 gathered in Japan should not meddle with another country, China said on Thursday.

G7 leaders seek common ground on economy, migration challenges

G7 leaders began their annual summit Thursday with discussions on how best to reboot global economic growth, while the European Union appealed for support in tackling migration and the continent's refugee crisis.

China editorial calls on G7 to "mind own business"

The G7 gathered in Japan should "mind its own business rather than pointing fingers," Chinese state media said in an editorial Thursday.

EU calls on G7 to step up to global migration challenge

The global community should step up its assistance in the current refugee and migration crisis, EU President Donald Tusk said on Thursday, the first day of the G7 summit in Japan.

G7 leaders in Japan smarting from domestic battles

The leaders of the Group of Seven countries in Ise-Shima for the annual G7 summit are not all in the best of political health.

G7 summit kicks off in Japan with vow to prop up world economy

Rebooting global growth was top of the agenda as the G7 leaders started a two-day meeting in the Japanese coastal city of Shima on Thursday.

Global economy to top agenda at G7 summit in Japan

The health of the world economy will top the agenda at this year’s meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations, host nation Japan said Wednesday.

Japan deploys 23,000 police officers, plus destroyer, for G7 summit

Japan is deploying around 23,000 police officers to secure the Group of Seven (G7) summit being held in the tourism region of Ise-Shima.

The G7: no longer the world largest economies?

The G7 is often referred to as the group of the world's largest economies, but that is no longer the case.

German diplomat calls expulsion of Russia from G8 a mistake

It was a mistake to exclude Russia from the G8 in 2014, former German ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger said, while noting that it would now be unthinkable for President Vladimir Putin to be invited back into the club of leading industrialized nations.

G7 expected to discuss territorial disputes in South China Sea

The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations are expected to express opposition to island construction and militarization of outposts in the South China Sea, without explicitly naming China, Japanese media reported Wednesday.

Seven essential things to know about the G7

What does the G7 actually stand for? And what is at stake at the annual summits in idyllic surroundings far from the centres of government?

Syria, economy, refugees to top G7 agenda, as Hiroshima casts shadow

G7 leaders meeting in Japan later this week will run the gamut of today's global challenges, from migration to terrorism and the war in Syria. But attention will shift to past conflicts when US President Obama visits the World War II atomic bomb site of Hiroshima.

G7 countries need more structural reform, less austerity, Japan says

Leading advanced economies must pursue structural reforms and expansionary budget policies to stimulate global growth, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose country will host the next Group of Seven (G7) summit this month.

G7 countries need structural reforms and less austerity, Japan says

The world's leading economies need to pursue structural reforms and expansionary budget policies to stimulate world growth, according to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose country will host the next Group of Seven (G7) summit later this month.

China lodges formal protest after G7 criticism of sea disputes

China summoned the Japanese ambassador and the deputy ambassadors of all other Group of Seven (G7) embassies after the group's foreign ministers said they strongly opposed provocation in disputed areas in the East and South China Seas.

China slams G7 criticism of "provocation" in sea disputes

China expressed dissatisfaction Tuesday after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) said they strongly opposed provocation in disputed areas in the East and South China Seas.

G7 ministers renew pledge to work on nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations Monday vowed to enhance their efforts towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at a meeting in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima.

G-7 ministers condemn North Korea’s nuclear, missile tests

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations Monday condemned North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests at the end of a two-day meeting in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

G-7 foreign ministers discuss terrorism, migration crisis in Japan

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) top industrialized nations met on Sunday in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima to discuss terrorism and the migration crisis in Europe.