United States hopes to bond with allies at G-7 summit

When leaders of some of the world’s richest nations meet Friday at the English seaside for a three-day Group of Seven summit, much of the choreography will be familiar. But the world has changed dramatically.

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June 10, 2021 - 9:20 AM

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive in Great Britain on June 9, 2021. (Phil Noble/Pool/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

LONDON (AP) — When leaders of some of the world’s richest nations meet Friday at the English seaside for a three-day Group of Seven summit, much of the choreography will be familiar.

But the world has changed dramatically.

Since the G-7 last met two years ago, the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 3.7 million people and decimated economies with lockdowns and layoffs. 

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