G7 meeting in Japan is discussing measures to imporove the sluggish world economy, as well as the over-production of steel in China.
The G7 is to examine more closely Russia's attempts to sow "doubt and confusion" abroad, Britain's foreign secretary has said. The announcement was made on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting in Canada.
A week after Chancellor Angela Merkel paid a visit, her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron made his first trip as president to Russia. Macron highlighted plans to work on joint initiatives.
Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has said it's far too early to discuss Russia returning to a group of the world's most powerful economies. Foreign ministers from the G7 met ahead of a leaders' summit in June.
The issue of "comfort women" has long been a contentious one for Japan. The country occupied the Philippines during World War II but today it is a big supplier of aid and financial support.
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