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International relations

India and Europe draw closer as economic and political ties blur

East-West relations now dictated by their stance on China

Britain and the European Union are competing for closer ties with Narendra Modi’s India. (Source photos by AP and Reuters)

BANGKOK -- Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrial nations closed their face-to-face meetings in Britain on June 13 after showing to the world a unified front against China.

The summit was also extended to include leaders in four other democracies -- Australia, South Korea, South Africa and India -- as guests.

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