G7 Summit Japan: Global leaders tackle lack of "qualitative infrastructure investment" - IMF lowers growth forecast to 3.2% - Brent crude surges over $50
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe have disagreed on how to kick-start the global economy ahead of a meeting of G7 member nations. Abe hopes the Japan summit will send out a united message on the issue.
Though risks to the global economy are growing, national leaders at the G7 summit did not manage to reach an agreement on a stimulus program. Nonetheless, the meeting in Japan was important, DW's Christoph Kober writes.
There's much to discuss at the G7 summit in Japan, as worldwide crises mount and tensions with Russia and China heighten. DW's Michaela Küfner says the leaders are going to have to do more than just smile for the camera.
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