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G7 Leaders To Discuss Terrorism, Climate Change

Terrorism and climate change are expected to dominate talks as the second day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit of major economic powers gets under way in the Bavarian Alps.

The meeting is being attended by the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States.

They will be joined by Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Nigeria's president to discuss the threat posed by extremist groups like Boko Haram and Islamic State (IS), which controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

On June 7, Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will send 125 more troops to Iraq to train local forces fighting IS militants.

The first day of the summit was dominated by the Ukraine conflict, as U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed that economic sanctions against Russia should remain until the "full implementation" of a Ukraine cease-fire deal and Russia demonstrates respect for its neighbor's sovereignty.

Based on reporting by AFP and the BBC