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May 28, 2016

Pentagon chief Carter cancels visit to Japan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has canceled his visit to Japan, it was learned Friday. Carter was considering traveling to Japan ahead of a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Security Summit, which is set to start on June 3. But the Pentagon ...

May 27, 2016

G-7 declaration given after two-day summit

The following is the gist of the declaration by the leaders of the Group of Seven nations released Friday following their two-day meeting in Ise, Mie Prefecture. The G-7 leaders: (World Economy) See the global economy as continuing to recover but growth remains moderate ...

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

May 27, 2016

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced nations met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing Asian and African countries. This session, known as the Outreach Program, involved Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Laos. Host nation Japan said ahead ...

From the sidelines of the G-7 Ise-Shima Summit

May 27, 2016

From the sidelines of the G-7 Ise-Shima Summit

After many months of preparation the finale of the 2016 G7 meetings, attended by state leaders from the seven nations, is finally taking place in Ise-Shima surrounded by considerable media attention and security. Here’s a selection of social media peeks at the big event. ...