G-7 summit to start Fri., with eye on pandemic, economy and China

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The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries will kick off their three-day talks in Britain later Friday, with the focus expected to be on the coronavirus pandemic response, economic recovery and the challenges they face as democracies amid the rise of China. The summit is the first such in-person gathering in almost two years and will likely underscore the U.S. return to multilateralism under President Joe Biden, in a departure from his predecessor Donald Trump's unilateralist "America First" policy, which saw him downplay the importance of the forum. British Prime Minister Bori...

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