China hits back as G7 focuses on global economy
May27

China hits back as G7 focuses on global economy

World leaders focused on Thursday on pumping up the global economy and worries over the growing clout of China – which promptly told the G7 club of rich nations to mind its own business. Presidents and prime ministers from the Group of Seven huddled in Japan for two days of meetings, with the refugee crisis, terrorism, the threat of North Korea and sanctions against Russia also filling up their packed agenda. But China’s...

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Britain told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits US
May27

Britain told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits US

Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman “heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria” because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for...

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World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy in focus
May26

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy in focus

World leaders kick off two days of G7 talks in Japan on Thursday (May 26) with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China’s controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit headlining their packed agenda. Heads of state and government from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and host Japan are meeting in Ise Shima, a mountainous, sparsely populated area about 300 kilometres southwest of...

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