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Germany: Obama lands for G7 summit in Bavaria

Germany, Munich
June 7, 2015 at 17:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

The US President Barack Obama landed in Munich, Sunday, as he arrived in Germany to attend the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, a luxury hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The heads of state of all G7 nations - comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US - will be present for the two-day summit. This year's summit is estimated to cost just over €130 million ($144 million) according to official figures; while the German Taxpayers Federation believes it may cost the German state some €360 million ($400 million). The G7, formerly known as the G8, excluded Russia from the group of industrialised democracies in March 2014, citing its reunification with Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine as the main reasons.

The summit is being guarded by 22,000 police.

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The US President Barack Obama landed in Munich, Sunday, as he arrived in Germany to attend the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, a luxury hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The heads of state of all G7 nations - comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US - will be present for the two-day summit. This year's summit is estimated to cost just over €130 million ($144 million) according to official figures; while the German Taxpayers Federation believes it may cost the German state some €360 million ($400 million). The G7, formerly known as the G8, excluded Russia from the group of industrialised democracies in March 2014, citing its reunification with Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine as the main reasons.

The summit is being guarded by 22,000 police.

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