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Thu 5 Jun 2014 12:06 PM

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G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels

Due to the events in Ukraine the G8 summit which was planned to take place in Sochi (Russia) has been cancelled, and instead a G7 summit is being organised in Brussels on June 4-5, 2014.

G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels
President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy (R) and Head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso hold a pre-summit press conference ahead of the G7 summit at the European Council headquarters on June 4, 2014 in Brussels. (AFP/Getty Images)
G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels
US President Barack Obama waves upon arrival for the G7 summit on June 4, 2014 at Brussels' airport. (AFP/Getty Images)
G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels
(From L-R) Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, US President Barack Obama, and King Philippe of Belgium pose for photographs prior a meeting at the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium, on June 4, 2014. US President Barack Obama arrived in Belgium to attend a two day G7 meeting in Brussels. (AFP/Getty Images)
G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels
President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy (r) and Head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso greet US President Barack Obama (c) upon arrival for the G7 summit at the European Council headquarters on June 4, 2014 in Brussels. (AFP/Getty Images)
G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels
Head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper pose for photographers during a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit at the European Council headquarters on June 4, 2014 in Brussels. (AFP/Getty Images)
G7 Summit kicks off in Brussels
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C-L) attends a bilateral meeting with President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy (C-R) ahead of the G7 summit at the European Council headquarters on June 4, 2014 in Brussels. (AFP/Getty Images)