Trump meets Italian leader, talks trade and security

/ Apr 21, 2017

Trump meets Italian leader, talks trade and security

Weeks before President Donald Trump’s first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion going into his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May. Talks with Italian ...

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

Apr 2, 2017

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

The Group of Seven committed on Friday to pursuing the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force to protect World Heritage sites from destruction in conflict and combating the trafficking of plundered treasures. Destroying antiquities at heritage sites like the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra ...

Oct 12, 2016

G-7 adopts financial-sector cybersecurity guidelines

The Group of Seven industrialized nations has set guidelines for financial institutions to follow in order to fend off cyberattacks, the Finance Ministry and Bank of Japan said Tuesday. The “G-7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector” was put together by the ...

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Sep 24, 2016

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Transport ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Saturday to reinforce international cooperation in creating safety regulations to promote self-driving cars. “We will cooperate with each other and exercise leadership to support the early commercialization of automated and connected vehicle technologies,” a ...

G-7 summit boosted economy by ¥107 billion, government says

Sep 15, 2016

G-7 summit boosted economy by ¥107 billion, government says

The Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture in May may have boosted demand in the Japanese economy by roughly ¥107 billion, the prefectural government said Wednesday. Leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union gathered ...

Aug 31, 2016

Low investment in G-7 nations clashes with central bank efforts

One big reason the global economy is spinning its wheels: some of the world’s richest governments are being tightwads. Group of Seven governments have been cutting their investment spending since a brief surge as the global financial crisis took hold. As a share of ...