G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause

LONDON (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations have gathered for their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years. The agenda at the two-day meeting in London includes how to respond to the military coup in Myanmar and whether to challenge or coax a surging China. Host country Britain has warned that the increasingly aggressive activities of Russia, China and Iran pose a threat to democratic societies. Top diplomats from the U.K., the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan are also discussing the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia, the precarious situation in Afghanistan and the uneven global supply of coronavirus vaccines.