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US-Germany rift as Berlin opposes plan to ditch Covid vaccine patents

Germany says waiver would inhibit private sector researchOpposition to Biden plan threatens to deadlock WTO talksThe US and Germany are at odds on the issue of waivers for patents on Covid-19 vaccines, as Berlin argued that a waiver would not increase production and would inhibit future private sector research.The disagreement is the first major rift between the two economic powers since Joe Biden took office, and threatens to deadlock discussions at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and sour r...
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Beijing accuses G7 ministers of interfering in China’s affairs

Foreign ministry responds to west’s human rights claims, saying countries should ‘face up to their own problems’China has rejected accusations of human rights abuse and economic coercion, made by G7 foreign ministers, accusing them of “blatantly meddling” in China’s internal affairs, calling their remarks groundless.“Attempts to disregard the basic norms of international relations and to create various excuses to interfere in China’s internal affairs, undermine China’s sovereignty and smear Chin...
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Boost vaccine production or Covid won’t go until 2024 - French minister

Jean-Yves Le Drian says pandemic will haunt world for years without action by rich countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 pandemic will haunt the world until 2024 unless the G7 focuses on increasing vaccine production, in part by facilitating it in Africa, the French foreign minister has said.Jean-Yves Le Drian added there was a debate to be had about loosening restrictions on pharmaceutical companies’ patents – a measure supported by the Biden administ...
Tags: France, Africa, World news, US foreign policy, Iran, United Nations, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, G7, Iran Nuclear Deal, Jean Yves Le Drian, Coronavirus


Two coronavirus cases have been confirmed among the Indian delegation attending the London G7 meeting

G7 Foreign Ministers (left to right): European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, German Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Ben Stansall/POOL/AFP via Getty Images India's...
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G7 scrambles to speed up supply of vaccines to poorer countries

Wealthy nations aim to agree on commitments to export surplus doses and ramp up productionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe G7 group of wealthy nations are scrambling to agree a package to speed up the supply of vaccines to poor and middle-income countries by making commitments to export surplus vaccines and by ramping up production.At a meeting in London, the seven are also likely to agree in principle to step up the financing of the international Covax programme t...
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G7 nations to agree on global plan to help 40m girls into education

Talks between US secretary of state and Dominic Raab come as Britain cuts foreign aid to the sectorThe US secretary of state is to hold talks with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, while the UK is on the back foot over plans to set new global targets to help girls’ education at a time when London is drastically cutting aid to the sector.Antony Blinken’s trip to London for the G7 meeting will include discussions with other foreign and development ministers on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the...
Tags: UK, London, Education, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, South Africa, Aid, Global development, G7, State, Antony Blinken, Dominic Raab, South Korea Australia India


New UK ambassador to France means women hold all key postings

Menna Rawlings is UK’s first female appointee to Paris role, joining women representing others in G7Women are to hold UK ambassadorships in all the world’s key postings after the role in Paris was given to Menna Rawlings – the first female appointee in British history.It means women will represent Boris Johnson’s government – which has otherwise been criticised for being “incredibly blokey” – in the six other countries in the G7 group of top industrialised nations. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Politics, UK, France, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Paris, Boris Johnson, G7, Menna Rawlings


Gordon Brown leads calls for $60bn of Covid support for poor countries

Former PM urges G7 leaders to help finance rapid immunisation programme to stem spread of virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA whirlwind six-week campaign to persuade the UK-hosted G7 summit to fund a $60bn two-year vaccine and healthcare support package for poor countries is being spearheaded by the former prime minister Gordon Brown.In a campaign backed by the Guardian, leaders of the west’s leading economies are being urged to invest a fraction of the sums spent ...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, Economics, Society, UK News, World news, Global Economy, Aid, Global development, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, G7, Coronavirus


The UK’s plan to tackle big tech won’t be one-size fits all

The director of a new unit set up this month inside the UK’s competition watchdog — with a dedicated focus on tech giants’ impacts on digital markets — has been giving a hint of how it could operate, once it’s on a statutory footing and imbued with powers to sanction problem platforms and potentially even order some forms of structural separation. The government announced its intention to regulate big tech in November last year — saying it would establish a “pro-competition” regime to tackle con...
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Johnson must push G7 to pay billions more in climate aid, say experts

Rich countries urged to stump up to help developing nations cut greenhouse gas emissionsBoris Johnson must push rich countries meeting in Cornwall in June to come up with tens of billions of dollars more in aid for poor countries to deal with climate breakdown, or face the failure of vital UN climate talks to be hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November, according to leading climate experts.The UK holds the presidency this year both of the annual meeting of the G7 group of the world’s economic sup...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Cornwall, Un, Glasgow, Boris Johnson, Green politics, Johnson, G7, Climate aid, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Gordon Brown calls for G7 to act on Covid vaccine ‘apartheid’

Former prime minister says group should commit to global vaccine drive and slams UK’s foreign aid cutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePreventing poor countries suffering from vaccine “apartheid” will require the G7 group of rich nations to commit $30bn (£22bn) a year to a global immunisation drive, Gordon Brown has said.The former Labour prime minister said the UK should use June’s G7 summit in Cornwall to rekindle the moral purpose of the Make Poverty History campaign...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, Economics, Society, UK News, World news, Labour, Economic policy, Aid, Global development, Cornwall, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, G7


Cutting aid will damage UK leadership of G7 and Cop26 summit, PM told

Ex-ministers and serving Tory MPs among those criticising decision to cut UK foreign aid by a thirdBoris Johnson has been told by a number of Tory former ministers and serving MPs that he risks jeopardising Britain’s leadership at the G7 and the Cop26 climate summit this year if he goes ahead with plans to cut UK aid by a third over two years.Sir David Lidington, who was Theresa May’s de facto deputy prime minister, will tell an Institute for Government conference on the G7 on Tuesday: “Sadly, t...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Tory, Johnson, G7, David Lidington, Institute For Government, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Covid 'may leave 12 million children unable to read'

UN finds pandemic is widening education inequality with millions of girls unlikely to return to schoolCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than half of all children who turn 10 this year will reach their milestone birthday without being able to read a simple sentence, according to a new analysis of UN data.Of those 70 million 10-year-olds, 11.5 million of them could be unable to read as a direct result of the impact on education of the Covid pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Africa, G20, World news, Global development, Un, Literacy, Inequality, G7, Inequality and development, Coronavirus


Hong Kong: UK accuses China of breaching joint declaration

Beijing guilty of ‘ongoing non-compliance’ with 1984 deal, says foreign secretary Dominic RaabDominic Raab has accused China of breaching the legal deal over the governance of Hong Kong, amid criticisms of Beijing’s attempts to tighten its control over the territory.In a major escalation of diplomatic tensions, the foreign secretary said the UK considered China to be in a “state of ongoing non-compliance” with the Sino-British joint declaration as he condemned Beijing’s decision to reduce the ro...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Foreign, G7, Dominic Raab, Dominic RaabDominic Raab


Hong Kong: G7 calls on China to end 'oppression' of democratic values

US and others condemn move to allow only those loyal to Beijing to serve in Hong Kong’s parliamentForeign ministers in the G7 group of nations, including the United States, have expressed grave concerns at what they said was China’s decision to fundamentally erode democratic elements of the electoral system in Hong Kong.The G7 released a statement that was tweeted by British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, saying the recent decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system indicated that authorit...
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UK urged to take lead in easing debt crisis in developing countries

Boris Johnson should use upcoming G7 presidency to insist UK banks join debt suspension schemes, campaigners sayBoris Johnson should use his presidency of the G7 this year to insist that UK banks take part in the global push to alleviate a new developing country debt crisis, a campaign group has urged.The Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) said there was a special responsibility on Britain to act, as it released new figures showing that London-based banks were the largest owners of debt issued by poor ...
Tags: Business, UK, London, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Britain, Global development, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Debt relief, G7, JDC


Biden assures US allies he will reverse Trump's policies and legacy

President says US will have to work to earn back the trust of its allies in video remarks to the G7 and Munich Security ConferenceJoe Biden has pledged “unshakable” US support for the transatlantic alliance in what he portrayed as an epoch-defining struggle to safeguard democracy.Biden used his virtual debut on the world stage on Friday, in videoconference remarks first to the G7 and then the Munich Security Conference, to assure America’s allies of his determination to bury the legacy left by h...
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Boris Johnson to pledge surplus Covid vaccine to poorer countries at G7

PM to counter accusations that richest countries are piling up supplies and creating global inequality Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will lead efforts to fend off accusations that the world’s richest countries are hoarding Covid vaccines by pledging at a G7 summit that the UK will donate surplus doses to poorer countries and cut to 100 days the time it takes to produce new jabs.Both Russia and China are threatening to win an escalating vaccine diplomac...
Tags: Politics, UK, China, Russia, Africa, World news, Joe Biden, United Nations, Boris Johnson, Johnson, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Coronavirus


Macron proposes vaccine plan as UK prepares to host G7

French proposal comes after accusations wealthier nations have ordered more than they needCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Britain prepares to host the G7 club of wealthy nations on Friday under the chairmanship of Boris Johnson, French president, Emmanuel Macron, has proposed that 5% of its vaccines are sent to poorer countries, especially in Africa.Johnson is expected to advance a parallel plan to cut the amount of time it takes to create vaccines, and may be unim...
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Macron proposes vaccine sharing plan as UK prepares to host G7

French proposal comes after accusations wealthier nations have ordered more than they needCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Britain prepares to host the G7 club of wealthy nations on Friday under the chairmanship of Boris Johnson, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, has proposed that 5% of its vaccines are sent to poorer countries, especially in Africa.Johnson is expected to advance a parallel plan to cut the amount of time it takes to create vaccines, and may be ...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, World news, Britain, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, G7, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Macron Continue, Coronavirus, Africa Johnson


World leaders: Global recovery requires multilateral cooperation

Addressing the Covid-19 health and economic crisis requires international relations based on cooperation, the rule of law, collective action and shared principles The post World leaders: Global recovery requires multilateral cooperation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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G7 in Cornwall: joy and concern as Carbis Bay chosen to host summit

Local people expect an economic boost but worry about potential mayhem in the small seaside resortCarly White was taking her sons, Harry, eight, and Finley, two, for their daily stroll on Carbis Bay beach. A seal bobbed up as she pondered the prospect of world leaders including Joe Biden heading to this faraway corner of Cornwall for the G7 summit in June.“I’m excited, surprised and nervous. It will be a boost for the economy. The bars, restaurants and hotels are excited but I’m imagining road b...
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Carbis Bay in Cornwall to host G7 summit in June

Tiny resort to welcome incoming US president Joe Biden and other world leaders for three-day summitThe tiny seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall has been chosen to be the venue of the G7 summit in June, with the village now expecting an influx of foreign visitors.The 125-acre Carbis Bay Estate – which encompasses a luxury hotel, an award-winning restaurant and a spa – will be the main location of the summit, but the seaside village will be supported by neighbouring St Ives a mile away, along...
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UK plans early G7 virtual meeting and presses ahead with switch to D10

South Korea, India and Australia to be invited to join face-to-face summit in JuneBoris Johnson is planning to host a virtual G7 summit of world leaders within weeks of Joe Biden becoming US president in an attempt to set an ambitious agenda covering climate change, a worldwide vaccination programme, future pandemic preparedness and relations with China.He is also pressing ahead with plans to convert the face-to-face annual summit of the G7 in June into a D10 of leading democracies. It is due to...
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A Nobel prize for feeding the world can't erase the shame of Yemen's starving children | David Beasley

I feel pride, but can’t shake my sense of failure that the World Food Programme’s media moment comes as hunger ragesI have done the usual things you do before an awards ceremony. After extensive high-level consultation, I think I now have the right suit and tie. Carefully folded in my pocket is a long list of people to praise, many far more deserving of praise than I. I am ready.Growing up in a small South Carolina town, I never imagined life would bring me to this moment and allow me to be part...
Tags: Society, World news, Hunger, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Yemen, Nobel Peace Prize, South Carolina, G7, World Food Programme, David Beasley, Coronavirus, World Food Programme Continue


Dell Updates its G-Series with 10th Gen Processors

Here, we consider Dell G-Series that has been modified as presented in the latest Dell announcements, reviewing both desktop and laptop PC's in the lineup. The post Dell Updates its G-Series with 10th Gen Processors appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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G7 urges China to reconsider new Hong Kong security laws

Britain persuades all G7 nations including Japan to sign joint statement Britain has for the first time persuaded all G7 industrialised nations including Japan to sign a statement expressing deep concern about China’s plans to impose new security laws in Hong Kong.The Chinese government is due to take the next steps to introduce the laws imminently. Continue reading...
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Donald Trump orders 9,500 US troops to leave Germany

White House says move due to more Nato defence spending, not tensions with MerkelDonald Trump has ordered the US military to remove nearly 9,500 troops from Germany in a move likely to raise concerns in Europe about the US commitment to the region.The move would reduce US troop numbers in Germany to 25,000, compared with the 34,500 currently there, a senior US official said. Continue reading...
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Trump orders 9,500 US troops to leave Germany

White House says move due to more Nato defence spending, not tensions with MerkelDonald Trump has ordered the US military to remove nearly 9,500 troops from Germany in a move likely to raise concerns in Europe about the US commitment to the region.The move would reduce US troop numbers in Germany to 25,000, compared with the 34,500 currently there, a senior US official said. Continue reading...
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Donald Trump offers to invite Vladimir Putin to expanded G7 summit

US president initiated call with Russian leader, according to Kremlin account, where they discussed pandemic, oil and spaceDonald Trump has offered to invite Vladimir Putin to an expanded G7 meeting in September, but the invitation has already been adamantly opposed by the UK and Canada.According to a Kremlin account on Monday, the US president initiated the call, in which the two leaders talked about the coronavirus pandemic, oil prices and cooperation in space, as well as Trump’s postponement ...
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