BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz have reportedly declined an invitation to attend the gathering of ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) in the United States.

Citing US and German sources, Der Spiegel magazine reported that Germany told the US administration that it would instead send state secretaries to the meeting, scheduled for July 29.

Other G7 countries were also considering sending second-tier delegates to the meeting, the magazine reported.

In May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to attend the G7 summit in Washington.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

White woman who called police over black birdwatcher is charged

A white woman who called police and falsely accused an African American man of threatening her life after he asked her to leash her dog in New York city’s Central Park is being criminally charged over the incident. Amy Cooper,…

Big companies that are boycotting Facebook advertise on Russia’s equivalent of social network, report says

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. The companies boycotting Facebook in an effort to fight hate speech have been advertising for years on VK.com, “a Russian social media platform that bans gay-rights groups…

Nascar’s support for Wallace masks failure to fight racism

Last Sunday, during a lull in an otherwise raucous Father’s Day celebration with family at his Danville, Virginia, home, Warrick Scott couldn’t help but think of the man who had set up this scene. As rain fell on Alabama and…

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion…