Here’s the latest for Saturday, June 12: Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China; US Pres Biden meets French Pres Macron at G7; Police: Attacker wounds 13 in Austin shooting and escapes; Protesters press G-7 leaders on climate change.
JULIAN STYLES: This is “AP News Minute.” Leaders of the world’s largest economies have unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives. But there’s no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuse.
Biden has held talks at the summit site in England with French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron told Biden it was great to have the US president part of the club and willing to cooperate. Relations between the Allies had become strained during the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency and his America First foreign policy.
Someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin early Saturday, wounding 13 people, including 2 critically, before getting away, authorities said. Investigators were looking into what sparked the shooting, but were not able to get a detailed description of the shooter.
Thousands of protesters marched in Falmouth, England on Saturday to push world leaders to act on climate change. The colorful protest took place in Cornwall as leaders of the seven most industrialized countries are meeting over a three day Group of Seven summit.
Julian Styles, Associated Press, with “AP News Minute.”