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G-7 leaders back tough line towards Moscow

Obama urges gathering in Bavarian Alps to stand up to Russia's aggression in Ukraine; Merkel hopes to secure commitments from her guests to tackle global warming

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(From left) Mr Tusk, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mr Obama, Mrs Merkel, Mr Hollande, Mr Cameron, Mr Renzi, and Mr Juncker posing for a family picture at the Elmau Castle resort near Garmisch- Partenkirchen on June 7 during the G-7 summit.

Kruen, Germany

LEADERS from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations backed a tough line towards Moscow at the start of a summit in the Bavarian Alps, with US President Barack Obama urging the gathering to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Host Angela Merkel greeted Mr