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  • G-7 to throw out another $200 billion for third-world 'green' boondoggles: Exporting the "German model" of green energy failure

    06/27/2022 9:59:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2022 | Monica Showalter
    Amid all the partying and gladhanding and making Vladimir Putin a figure of fun, the G-7 summit in Germany managed to avoid the important topics, such as where the hell greenie Germany is going to get energy from and just what it means when it says it's going to support Ukraine forever. Instead, it moved into its comfort zone, which was "infrastructure" and greenie energy for the Third World, as if the Third World needed more corruption and energy shortages, as greenie Germany is experiencing. Naturally, its idea was to throw money — mostly American money — at the problem....
  • Joe Biden’s “Easter Bunny” Spotted At G7 Summit – Listen to The Panic In Her Voice When a Reporter Asks Biden a Question (Video)

    06/27/2022 5:14:12 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 46 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | 06.27.2022 | Bruce Hoenshell
    Something is wrong with President Joe Biden, and everyone knows it. But it would at least be nice if the president knew what he was talking about. Biden’s handlers came up with a new way to deflect when Joe has one of his “cognitive spells,” he simply fluffs it off with a self-deprecating joke, and the audience awkwardly laughs. The entire “Alzheimer’s moment” is just laughed off, and brushed aside as if it’s some normal, everyday occurrence. However when he needs to face reporters his handlers are doing everything they can to remove the reporters or to keep them quiet!
  • G7 leaders launch infrastructure fund to counter Chinese influence

    06/26/2022 7:19:40 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 12 replies
    Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) began three days of talks on Sunday in Germany's Bavarian Alps with Russia's invasion of Ukraine set to dominate the agenda. One of the first announcements was a $600 billion (€568 billion) infrastructure initiative to help developing countries tackle climate change. The initiative is seen as the West's response to China's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). "I want to be clear — this isn't aid or charity," Biden said. "It's an investment that will deliver returns for everyone, including the American people and the people of all our nations. It will boost...
  • While at G7, Biden Announces Plan for Massive Vaccine Plant: ‘Hundreds of Millions of Doses Annually’ for Covid-19

    06/26/2022 5:30:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Becker News ^ | June 26, 2022 | Kyle Becker
    President Joe Biden announced that his administration will pledge $200 billion towards a new Global Infrastructure Partnership that includes major health projects like a massive vaccine plant to produce ‘hundreds of millions’ of doses for Covid-19 and other diseases. “For all of our people, not just the G-7, all of our people today, we officially launched the partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment,” he said. “We collectively have dozens of projects already underway around the globe, and I’m proud to announce the United States will mobilize $200 billion in public and private capital over the next five years for that...
  • Background Press Call on President Biden’s First Day in Germany

    06/26/2022 6:27:47 AM PDT · by Cathi · 11 replies
    The White House ^ | June 26, 2022 | The White House
    THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM Background Press Call on President Biden’s First Day in Germany JUNE 26, 2022 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS Via Teleconference 8:04 A.M. CEST MODERATOR: All right, so in the interest of time, we’re going to go ahead and get started. Thanks for your patience. Just some logistical things we were dealing with this morning. So we’re — thanks for coming. Thanks for joining the background call today. This call is on background, attributable to “senior administration officials.” And it’s to preview day one in Germany today. So for your awareness, not for reporting, the speakers on...
  • G7: Scholz, Biden open summit with Ukraine topping agenda

    06/26/2022 5:39:03 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 19 replies
    Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) are meeting on Sunday in the Bavarian Alps in Germany for the first day of their three-day annual summit. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joe Biden are set to discuss with the leaders of Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom proposals to increase pressure on Russia and extend support for Ukraine. The sharp rise in food and oil prices across the world, as well as inflation, are also on the leaders' agenda. Other democracies — Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa — have been invited to participate in...
  • Biden to attend G7, NATO meetings in Europe at end of June

    06/08/2022 7:57:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The hill ^ | 06/08/2022 | Morgan Chalfont
    President Biden plans to travel to Europe to attend the Group of Seven (G7) leaders’ summit and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) gathering later this month, the White House announced Wednesday. Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has entered its fourth month, is likely to figure high on the agenda for both meetings. “The President and G7 leaders will discuss a range of the most pressing global issues, including the G7’s unwavering support for a democratic, sovereign, and prosperous Ukraine, economic and democratic resilience, tackling the climate crisis, development infrastructure, global health security, and the food and energy crisis caused...
  • G-7 pledges put coal on notice, could boost climate aid

    05/27/2022 3:34:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2022 | By FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Officials from the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced Friday that they will aim to largely end greenhouse gas emissions from their power sectors by 2035, making it highly unlikely that those countries will burn coal for electricity beyond that date. Ministers from the G-7 countries meeting in Berlin also announced a target to have a “highly decarbonized road sector by 2030,” meaning that electric vehicles would dominate new car sales by the end of the decade. And in a move aimed at ending the recurring conflict between rich and poor nations during international climate talks, the...
  • G7 heads vow to defend Ukraine on WWII anniversary as Putin claims ‘Nazism’

    05/08/2022 5:27:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/08/2022 | Ben Kesslen
    The US and other G7 countries vowed to defend Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity” on Sunday’s 77th anniversary of Germany’s World War II defeat — as Russian despot Vladimir Putin boasted of erasing Ukrainian “Nazi filth.” Leaders of the Group of Seven — the US, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the UK and Japan — made the pledge in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • Germany: G7 rejects Russia’s demand to pay for gas in rubles

    03/28/2022 7:08:14 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    AP ^ | 3/28/2022 | FRANK JORDANS
    The Group of Seven major economies have agreed to reject Moscow’s demand to pay for Russian natural gas exports in rubles, the German energy minister said Monday. Robert Habeck told reporters that “all G-7 ministers agreed completely that this (would be) a one-sided and clear breach of the existing contracts.”
  • Biden warns Russia Nato will respond if Kremlin uses chemical weapons

    03/25/2022 8:15:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thu 24 Mar 2022 17.37 GMT | Dan Sabbagh and Jessica Elgot in Brussels
    Joe Biden raised the stakes with Russia over its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by warning that Nato would be forced to respond if the Kremlin resorted to using chemical weapons. Speaking in the aftermath of emergency Nato and G7 summits in Brussels, the US president said that any retaliation would be proportional, though he would not confirm that he would insist on military action..... “We would respond,” Biden said, in response to a question about what Nato would do. “We would respond if he uses it. The nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use.” The...
  • Can BRICS De-dollarize the Global Financial System?

    03/01/2022 1:34:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Summary Existing scholarship has not systematically examined BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) as a rising power de-dollarization coalition, despite the group developing multiple de-dollarization initiatives to reduce currency risk and bypass US sanctions. To fill this gap, this study develops a 'Pathways to De-dollarization' framework and applies it to analyze the institutional and market mechanisms that BRICS countries have created at the BRICS, sub-BRICS, and BRICS Plus levels. This framework identifies the leaders and followers of the BRICS de-dollarization coalition, assesses its robustness, and discerns how BRICS mobilizes other stakeholders. The authors employ process tracing, content analysis, semi-structured interviews, archival research, and...
  • G7 warns Russia to ‘de-escalate’ buildup near Ukraine or face ‘massive consequences’

    12/12/2021 11:24:00 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies
    https://www.msn.com ap ^ | 12/13/2021 | Associated Press -
    The Group of Seven economic powers told Russia on Sunday to “de-escalate” its military buildup near the Ukrainian border, warning that an invasion would have “massive consequences” and inflict severe economic pain on Moscow. Foreign ministers from the United States, Britain and the rest of the G-7, joined by the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, issued a joint statement declaring themselves “united in our condemnation of Russia’s military buildup and aggressive rhetoric towards Ukraine.” The G-7 called on Russia to “de-escalate, pursue diplomatic channels, and abide by its international commitments on transparency of military activities,” and praised Ukraine’s “restraint.” “Any...
  • Polish Scholar Sees Six Possible Russian Futures

    12/12/2021 5:24:29 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Oct 2021 | Paul Goble
    Kazimierz Woycicki, a specialist on Eastern Europe at the University of Warsaw, says that there are six possible scenarios for Russia’s future. From Moscow’s perspective, four are disastrous; and two are more hopeful although apparently in the Polish scholar’s view less likely. The four negative scenarios, he suggests, include “the territorial disintegration of the Russian Federation,” “the gradual but peaceful falling apart of Russia,” “the Balkanization of Russia,” and “the fall of Russia under the influence of China” (k-politika.ru/mrachnye-prognozy-v-polshe-raspisali-shest-scenariev-budushhego-rossii). The two more positive ones at least from the perspective of the Russian leadership at the present time, Woycicki argues, are...
  • G7 warns Russia of 'massive consequences' if Ukraine is attacked

    12/12/2021 5:15:54 PM PST · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 12th.2021 | Alexander Ratz and Humeyra Pamuk
    LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) -Russia faces massive consequences and severe costs if President Vladimir Putin attacks Ukraine, the Group of Seven warned in a statement on Sunday.U.S. intelligence assesses that Russia could be planning a multi-front offensive on Ukraine as early as next year, involving up to 175,000 troops.The Kremlin denies it plans to invade and says the West is gripped by Russophobia. Moscow says the expansion of NATO threatens Russia and has contravened assurances given to it as the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.At a meeting in the northern English city of Liverpool, the G7 delegates said they were united...
  • Russia’s foreign minister cancels trip to Israel, North Africa

    12/12/2021 9:54:36 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/11/2021 | Lazar Berman
    Sergei Lavrov backs out of meeting with Bennett and Lapid amid Ukraine tensions and delicate Iran talks; Israeli sources say visit officially postponed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov canceled on Friday a planned trip to Israel and the region, during which he had been slated to meet with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and President Isaac Herzog. Lavrov had been scheduled to meet with the Israeli officials on Sunday and Monday, before meetings with Palestinian, Algerian, and Moroccan leaders, according to Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. He had been expected to attend the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum...
  • Russia edges closer to war as new arms arrive on Ukraine’s border

    12/12/2021 9:51:03 AM PST · by EBH · 36 replies
    A recent sighting of Putin’s notorious Buk missiles on their way to the frontline does not bode well for talks A flatbed rail wagon speeding through south-west Russia last week carried an ill omen for negotiations to avert a larger war with Ukraine. On board was a Buk-M1, the kind of medium-range surface-to-air missile system that became notorious in 2014 after a missile fired from territory controlled by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine shot down a Malaysian airliner, killing all 298 people aboard. If Russia goes to war in Ukraine, it still needs to take a number of steps: establishing...
  • G7 nations agree Russia will face ‘massive consequences’ if it invades Ukraine: Blinken

    12/12/2021 9:47:15 AM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/12/2021 | Mark Moore
    Blinken met with his counterparts in the G7 countries over the weekend in Liverpool, England, about Moscow’s enormous military buildup on Ukraine’s eastern border that many see as a prelude to an imminent invasion. “They are equally resolute in their determination to stand against Russian aggression, to ideally deter it, prevent it. And we’ve made clear as well that there would be massive consequences if Russia commits renewed acts of aggression against Ukraine​,” Blinken said Sunday during an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”​ America’s top diplomat said the Biden administration seeks to have a “stable, predictable relationship” with...
  • China's Xi and Russia's Putin dominate the G7

    12/12/2021 9:26:34 AM PST · by EBH · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/2021 | William James and Alexander Ratz, Humeyra Pamuk
    LIVERPOOL, England, Dec 12 (Reuters) - While Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps the West guessing over Ukraine, it was the might of Chinese President Xi Jinping that garnered the long-term strategic focus when the diplomats from the Group of Seven richest democracies met this weekend. The United States and its other G7 allies are searching for a coherent response to Xi's growing assertiveness after China’s spectacular economic and military rise over the past 40 years.
  • G7 leaders look for consensus on Russia's 'malign behavior' toward Ukraine

    12/11/2021 10:11:41 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 December 2021 | LEXI LONAS
    Leaders in the Group of Seven are looking for a consensus regarding Russia’s “malign behavior” towards Ukraine. The leaders of the U.K., U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Italy are meeting at the Museum of Liverpool for two days of talks, with Russia-Ukraine tensions one of the key issues on the table, The Associated Press reported. The meeting is hosted by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who wants “a show of unity against global aggressors” and a coordinated response....