Weekend Reads US President Biden receives Merkel on July 15 in the White House
The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy's most exclusive club
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. They’re the board of global democracy’s most exclusive club, and they’re meeting this week after four years of U.S. disruption and a two-year coronavirus interruption. Already on a first-name basis with relationships that range from just months to years, the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies are gathering Friday amid hopes that the departure of their most unruly member and a new era of personal friendships enhanced by face-to-face discussions can restore a global anti-authoritarian consensus on climate, the coronavirus, China and Russia.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is received on 15 July by US President Joe Biden in the White House. The visit to Chancellor will strengthen "the narrow bilateral connections" between Germany and the US, a spokeswoman of the White House on Friday on the edge of the G7 summit in British Carbis Bay. A government spokesman in Berlin confirmed Merkel's visit to the news agency AFP. Meanwhile, Merkel landed in the southwest glazing Cornwall, where she participates like biders on the G7 summit. Maybe they may come together there too a bilateral conversation.
Topics of the Meeting in the White House are according to BiDen's spokeswoman Jen Psaki, among other things, the challenges of Corona pandemic, climate change, as well as the support of economic prosperity and international security "on the basis of our common democratic values".
Before meeting with Putin, biden assures the Europeans of her support
Video: European leaders spied by the United States: "It's extremely serious," reacts Clement Beaune (Le Figaro) Your Browser does not support this video © Provided by the Point L ES United States Reaffirm their support for the Europe . Before his first peak with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , the US President Joe Biden promised that his country would be held alongside his European allies against the Russia .
The "Handelsblatt" reported on Friday, at the meeting in Washington, it also go to the dispute between Berlin and Washington about the Baltic Sea Pipeline Nord Stream 2. According to "Handelsblatt" information, proposals of Berlin for a defusing of the conflict, currently Tighten both sides, be the basis for the conversation Merkel biders.
The journey will be the first visit to Chancellor in Washington since the city's office. A possible bilateral meeting between Merkel and Biden in the context of the G7 summit starting on Friday should not be sufficient according to "Handelsblatt" to simplify the complex pipeline dispute.
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Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline's demise .
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight over Canadian crude rages on as emboldened environmentalists target other projects and pressure President Joe Biden to intervene — all while oil imports from the north keep rising. Biden dealt the fatal blow to the partially built $9 billion Keystone XL in January when he revoked its border-crossing permit issued by former President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, sponsors TC Energy and the province of Alberta gave up and declared the line “terminated.