G7 summit: World leaders gather in Cornwall with COVID-19 on agenda

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    #G7 leaders on Friday open a three-day #summit aimed at helping to end the #Covid-19 pandemic and forge a climate-centric #economic recovery, after pledging to donate one billion #vaccine doses for the world’s poorest countries. US President Joe #Biden and his colleagues from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan will sit down for their first face-to-face gathering in nearly two years, after the pandemic wiped out last year’s summit.

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