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U.K. says West will counter ‘aggressors’ as G7 ministers and allies meet

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U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Saturday vowed the West and its allies will “take a stand against aggressors who seek to undermine liberty” as she hosts a Group of Seven ministerial summit.

The two-day gathering in Liverpool, northwest England, of foreign and development ministers from the group of wealthy countries — the last in-person meeting of Britain’s yearlong G7 presidency — comes amid rising global tensions.

Russia’s build-up of troops on Ukraine’s border will top the agenda, alongside discussions on confronting China, limiting Iran’s nuclear ambitions and addressing the crisis in military-ruled Myanmar, according to officials.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken jetted in on Friday, holding talks on the sidelines of the summit with Truss and Germany’s new foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock.

Blinken will fly out to Southeast Asia next week on a visit designed to highlight the region’s…

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