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Norway PM Erna Solberg Says the U.S. Is Losing Global Sway

Norway PM Erna Solberg Says the U.S. Is Losing Global Sway

Searching for a bright spot in the escalating trade dispute emanating from the U.S., Norway’s prime minister said the world’s biggest economy just isn’t as important anymore. “It’s important to remember that the U.S. isn’t the same driving force as it used to be,” Erna Solberg said in an interview in Oslo on Monday. “The […]

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation’s Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter coming from the rest of the world, State House said on Sunday. Faure told the roundtable of small […]

‘No leader is forever’: French President Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

‘No leader is forever’: French President Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

If Donald Trump doesn’t care about “being isolated,” then G7 may be better being G6, says Emmanuel Macron. The French president slammed US counterpart for “unproductive” tariffs and preventing other nations from dealing with Iran. When reporters asked Macron on Thursday if the problem with Trump was that he “didn’t care” about being isolated, Macron […]

With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, Secretary-General Guterres urges investment in youth

With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, Secretary-General Guterres urges investment in youth

At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. Speaking at a session on reinforcing the partnership between the G7 and Africa, the Secretary-General noted that the international […]

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is among a host of African leaders who have been invited to this year’s G-20 Summit, highlighting the growing role of the continent of global development decision-making fora. The feat was the highlight of the African segment session at the G7 Summit meeting, which ended at the Sicilian town of Taormina […]

Africa Is Confident of the Future Yemi Osinbajo Tells G7

Africa Is Confident of the Future Yemi Osinbajo Tells G7

Africa is undeterred by the failures of the past and the continent is motivated by the incredible energy and talent of its bustling youthful population, according to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo spoke Saturday at the G7 Summit special outreach forum on Africa with selected African nations and leaders including Nigeria, Guinea, Tunisia, Niger, […]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada, EU must lead world economy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada, EU must lead world economy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking to the European Parliament a day after it backed a comprehensive free trade deal between Canada and the […]

Security Tops President Muhammadu Buhari’s Wish List to G7

Security Tops President Muhammadu Buhari’s Wish List to G7

Top on the list of the requests President Muhammadu Buhari will present to the G7 leaders in Germany is the security issue. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement last night that Buhari arrived Munich, Germany, with the “wish list” of Nigeria to G7 in […]

G7 leaders prepare for annual summit in Germany

G7 leaders prepare for annual summit in Germany

Leaders from the world’s richest countries are due to attend the annual G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. They are expected to use the meeting to maintain diplomatic pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Greece’s debt crisis and how to tackle global warming will also be on the agenda. Russia […]

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