Updated: August 24, 2021 1:40 a.m.
Created: August 23, 2021 22:00
WASHINGTON (dpa) – Two months ago, the heads of state and government of the seven major industrial democracies in the world met in the summer sun on England’s south-west coast. It was a happy occasion: the first personal summit of the Group of Seven Nations in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and the welcome appearance of President Joe Biden and his message “America is back” on topics from Comity to COVID-19 on climate change. On Tuesday, the same seven leaders will meet again in virtual format, faced with a pandemic resurgence, more dire news about climate change and, most immediately and perhaps most importantly, Afghanistan.