June 11, Friday, 2021(1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Group of Seven summit is set to open soon in Cornwall, southwestern Britain, on Friday afternoon. The G7 leaders are meeting in person for the first time in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2. The leaders of the United States and Britain have unveiled the New Atlantic Charter on bilateral commitments. They pledge to defend democracy, in what appears to be a bid to counter China and Russia. The original Atlantic Charter was issued by the U.S. and British governments 80 years ago. It outlined the goals of U.S.-British cooperation to meet global challenges and led to the creation of the United Nations.
3.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has reiterated that this summer’s Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as scheduled. Bach spoke at a news conference for the first time in about two months on Thursday after a three-day virtual session of the IOC Executive Board.