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Biden Meets With G-7 Leaders, Hoping to Repair Frayed Ties

ST. IVES, England—World leaders gathered in southwestern England for a summit of the Group of Seven leading economies, where wealthy countries planned to collectively donate one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations and President Biden hoped to marshal the world’s democracies against authoritarian states. Mr. Biden, on his first international trip as president, met…

ST. IVES, England–World leaders assembled in southwestern England for a summit of the Group of Seven leading economies, in which wealthy nations planned to jointly contribute one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses into poorer nations and President Biden hoped to marshal the world’s democracies against authoritarian states.

Mr. Biden, on his own first international trip as president, met with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. beneath a leaden sky to a beach in Cornwall.

The very first face-to-face collecting of the G-7 because the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic is set to be controlled by the way in which the club of rich nations can pool resources to help stem the virus’s spread in growing markets and reaffirm the soft power of democratic nations in the process.

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