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G7 leaders meet in Cornwall to discuss the main issues of our time

G7 leaders meet in Cornwall to discuss the main issues of our time

CANADA, France, G7, G7 SUMMIT, GERMAN, INTERNATIONAL, Italy, JAPAN, POLITICS, POWER, PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER, QUEEN, UK, USA, WORLD
G7 leaders met in Cornwall, in the South of England on Friday (11 June) to discuss the main issues of our time.  They are later today expected to commit to using all their resources in an effort to ensure the devastation caused by a pandemic like Covid-19 is never repeated in a declaration that sets out a series of measures intended to achieve this. The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the UK and the US. The Summit is also attended by the president of the European Council and the president of the European Commission. Mr Johnson, who is hosting the three-day gathering at the Cornish seaside resort of Carbis Bay, said it was vital to learn from the "mistakes" of the 200...
Germany Officially Recognizes It Committed Genocide In Present-Day Namibia

Germany Officially Recognizes It Committed Genocide In Present-Day Namibia

AFRICA, DIPLOMACY, GERMAN, NAMIBIA, PAN AFRICA, West Africa
BERLIN – Germany is formally recognizing that its killing of tens of thousands of people belonging to two ethnic groups more than a century ago in present-day Namibia was a genocide. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced the recognition on Friday, saying "in light of Germany's historical and moral responsibility, we will ask Namibia and the descendants of the victims for forgiveness." He added that Germany will support Namibia and the victims' descendants with more than $1.3 billion for reconstruction and development. From about 1884 to 1915, Germany occupied several territories in Africa. Its colony in German South West Africa, in what is now Namibia, was established to provide more territory for its people, a campaign called Lebensraum. At the time, German urban area...
East German political winds ruffle feathers in Berlin

East German political winds ruffle feathers in Berlin

DEMOCRACY, EUROPE, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, GERMAN, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany - Panorama Christian Democrats risk losing centrist votes in September’s Bundestag election if they move further right “The future’s in the air, can feel it everywhere, blowing with the wind of change,” the west German rock band Scorpions roared in 1991, clad in tight black leather from head to toe. Their ballad was a global hit the year after German unification, coming just in time for the demise of the Soviet Union. It came to epitomise the end of the cold war, and the hope that democratic revolutions would ripple around the world. Three decades later, German politicians have learnt to be jumpy about winds of change, especially when they blow from the five Länder that once made up communist East Germany. So the fact that the small state of Saxo...