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G7 leaders attend concert in Alpine castle

Monday, June 08, 2015 - 01:29

The G7 leaders attend a concert after the first day of their summit in southern Germany. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations attended a concert on Sunday (June 7) after the first day of a two-day meeting at a luxury hotel perched in the Bavarian Alps. German Chancellor and summit host Angela Merkel was joined by her counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United States for a musical interlude, a break from weighty topics discussed earlier in the day at a summit expected to focus on international issues like climate change and the global economy. Merkel will be hoping the other leaders will dance to her tune on global warming and commit to reduced emissions targets in the run-up to a major United Nations climate summit in Paris in December. But a more somber tone will be struck by the crises in Ukraine and Greece which look set to overshadow the summit. The leaders backed a tough line toward Moscow at the start of the summit, with U.S. President Barack Obama urging the gathering to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. On Greece, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker voiced exasperation with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who has dismissed the latest aid-for-reform proposal from international creditors as "absurd". Athens is running out of cash and will default on its debt, a move that could end up pushing it out of the euro zone, if it fails to reach a deal with its European partners and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the coming weeks.

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G7 leaders attend concert in Alpine castle

Monday, June 08, 2015 - 01:29