Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Tag Archives: G7

G7 nations reach agreement over global corporate tax

Rousseau/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS LONDON – Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations have endorsed a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15%, rallying behind a US-backed plan targeting tech giants and other multinationals accused of not paying enough. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hailed the “unprecedented commitment”, saying in ...

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Corona scare at G7 after Indian delegates test positive

G7 Flags LONDON – The Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in London was hit by a Covid-19 scare on Wednesday when India’s foreign minister and his entire team said they were self-isolating after two delegation members tested positive. Britain is hosting the three-day meeting – the first such G7 ...

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Blinken presents new North Korea approach

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool) LONDON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday opened the Group of Seven s first in-person talks in two years by presenting the new administration s fresh approach on North Korea, which has already denounced it. With Covid raging in India but increasingly coming under control ...

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Brazilian govt rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron said that leaders of G7 countries agreed to help the countries of the Amazon basin to deal with forest fires that he described as a serious international crisis, while criticizing his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, for not following his obligations to combat climate change. The ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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Italy, China sign new ‘Silk Road’ protocol

ROME: Italy on Saturday signed a “non-binding” protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new “Silk Road” of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe. In doing so, Italy became the first G7 country to sign up for the massive project which has sparked unease in the ...

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Trudeau aims for G7 to pick up fight against extreme nationalism

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopes the G7 will step up to fight extreme nationalism, and adopt concrete measures on the environment and women’s education in crisis zones when it meets in Canada next month, he told AFP in an exclusive interview. “Many countries and many citizens are questioning ...

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