As President Biden and Group of Seven leaders gathered in Hiroshima, people in Japan wanted the setting to act as a powerful symbol for consensus toward banning nuclear arms.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to meet with the group of seven leading industrial nations' meeting in Japan this weekend, as member states intensify sanctions on Russia.
President Biden will be the second sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, the site of the first atomic attack. He is going there for a meeting with G-7 leaders.
Plans take effect next week that would ban most Russian oil imports from Europe and put a price cap on the oil going elsewhere. But Russia could still make money off oil to fund its war in Ukraine.
At the last G-7, President Biden announced a plan for the West to counter China's influence in low- and middle-income countries. But not much has happened since. This year, there's a relaunch.
The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries.
President Biden will meet with NATO allies and G-7 leaders on Thursday before heading to Poland — a nation grappling with millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia's war in their country.
President Biden sees foreign policy as a battle between democracies and autocracies — and that's a flawed doctrine, according to analysts Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
President Biden has said China poses one of the biggest strategic challenges to the United States. At the G-7, he convinced key allies to help push back against Beijing.