G7 summit opens with tough line on Ukraine

G7 leaders pose for a photo on their way to their first working session at Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on June 7, 2015The leaders of Germany and the United States hammered home a tough line on Russia Sunday as they kicked off a G7 summit dominated by crises in Ukraine and Greece. German Chancellor Angela Merkel began proceedings by treating US President Barack Obama to some traditional Bavarian beer garden hospitality, with frothy ale, pretzels and oompah brass music played by locals in lederhosen.

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