Biden is at the G7 meeting of world leaders. Here's what to know about it

Biden is at the G7 meeting of world leaders. Here's what to know about it

But what is the G7, and what power does it hold? Here's what you need to know: What is the G7? The G7 is shorthand for Group of Seven, an organization of leaders from some of the world's largest economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US. Russia was indefinitely suspended from the group -- which was at the time known as the G8 -- in 2014 after the majority of member countries allied against its annexation of Crimea. It was the first violation of a European country's borders since World War II. Members of the G7 meet each year for a summit to discuss pressing issues on the global stage and coordinate policy. International security and the world economy are often topics of discussion, though recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to dominate this year's meeting. First formal session of the economic summit composed of the world's seven most industrialised nations at the House of Burgesses. In a statement ahead of the summit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will urge his fellow …
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