Biden at G7 debut vows action on climate, Covid recovery

London (AFP) – Joe Biden makes his presidential debut at the G7 on Friday as America’s partners re-focus their collective heft on pandemic recovery and climate change after the psychodramas of the Trump era. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, this year’s chair of the club of wealthy nations, will convene the virtual talks at 1400 GMT, vowing to free up any surplus coronavirus vaccines for poorer countries at a future date.  White House officials said Biden would pledge $4 billion (4.6 billion euros) in US aid to the UN’s Covax programme to buy vaccines for global distribution. The European …

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