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G8 Becomes G7 Again

'G-7 Flag' (by 'Chavis')
‘G-7 Flag’ (by ‘Chafis’ – Complete Photo Credits at bottom)

G8 Becomes G7 Again

(Source: Reuters1; the Hague)

And then there were seven … again.

Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the U.S. met in the Netherlands on Monday, March 24, while attending the NTI‘s 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.  The G8 (which has now been re-christened the G7, or “Group of Seven”) took advantage of the shared venue, in order to decide where to hold their annual conference now that Sochi — home to the recent Winter Olympics and scheduled location for the 2014 delegation — is no longer a viable option.  In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no indication that his country’s ousting from the G8 will deter him from his present course of action regarding the internationally condemned annexation of Crimea.
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