TAKE A LOOK-G7 summit powers meet in snub to Russia

by Reuters
Thursday, 5 June 2014 16:20 GMT

The United States and its allies used the first Group of Seven meeting without Russia in 17 years to condemn Moscow's actions in Ukraine and threaten hard-hitting sanctions if President Vladimir Putin does not help restore stability. For full text of the G7 communique, please click here: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/143078.pdf MAIN STORIES > With Russia outside the tent, G7 takes aim at Moscow > HIGHLIGHTS-G7 leaders speak after 2-day summit > G7 leaders back 2015 climate deal, aim to build on US momentum > G7 seeks to keep world trade deals on track despite protests > Obama says wants Scotland inside UK, Britain inside EU > G7 willing to step up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine > G7 draft dismisses "sham" Syria election > G7 "deeply concerned" at tensions in East, South China Seas EARLIER STORIES > Hollande to raise possible "disproportionate" BNP fine with Obama > Obama gives backing to Ukraine's new president > Obama offers military help to E.Europe allies worried by Russia > Russia, Ukraine hope for gas deal this week > Deal or no deal? EU-Canada trade deal falters at final hurdle > U.S. to seek 30 percent cut in power-plant carbon pollution > FACTBOX-In G7, U.S. leads Japan, Canada in carbon curbs, lags Europe