German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan) (dzl)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan) (dzl)

The Group of Seven (G7) leaders reaffirmed their commitment on Monday to fill a gap of financial support to developing countries for addressing climate change, and declared to seek global decarbonization within this century.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8.  (Xinhua/Zhang Fan) (dzl)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference during the G7 summit at the Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 8, 2015. Germany hosted a G7 summit here on June 7 and June 8.
(Xinhua/Zhang Fan) (dzl)

In a communique issued after the two-day G7 summit at Palace Elmau in Germany’s Bavaria, the leaders from the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada and Japan said they would continue their efforts to meet the target of providing 100 billion U.S. dollars a year by 2020 to developing countries to help they battle against climate change.(Germany-G7-Climate Change)
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ACCRA — Ghana on Monday started observing three-days of national mourning for people who lost their lives through flood and fire disasters in the capital.
The double disaster claimed over 200 lives and destroyed properties worth millions of U.S. dollars last Wednesday.(Ghana-Disaster-Mourning)
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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The Group of Seven (G7) expressed Monday concerns over the recent increase in fighting in Ukraine, urging all sides to fully respect and implement the ceasefire and withdraw heavy weapons.
The heads of state and government of Canada, France, German, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States made the remarks in a joint declaration after two days of talks in southern Germany.(Germany-G7-Ukraine)
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TEHRAN — Five people have been arrested over the death of four children of a group of Saudi pilgrims who were poisoned on Sunday in a hotel in northern Iran, State IRIB TV reported Monday.
“Hotel managers have been questioned and five people have been arrested” after the Saudi pilgrims were poisoned, an Iranian Judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, was quoted as saying.(Iran-Saudi Children)
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CAIRO — Syria’s opposition factions met Monday in Cairo to search for plans to end the four-year old civil war in their home country.
Around 150 Syrian opposition figures gathered at a Cairo hotel for the meeting in a bid to end bloodshed in the Arab country that left thousands of people killed and millions more displaced.(Egypt-Syria-Opposition) Enditem

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