The meeting marks Biden's first time meeting with the British monarch since he was inaugurated. He met the queen once as a senator in the 1980s.
During the ever-changing news cycle, it’s easy to miss captivating images that fly under the radar. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world this past week.Check them out below.Above: In this photo provided by NASA, a partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises to the left of the US Capitol in Washington on June 10, as seen from Arlington, Virginia. Activists put the finishing touches to a sand drawing of the G-7 leaders and calling on them to share the vaccine and waive the patents on Watergate Bay beach near Newquay, Cornwall, on June 10, ahead of the three-day G-7 summit. Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for the three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.A pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall between Mexico and Yuma, Arizona, on June 10, to seek asylum. The families are part of an influx of asylum-seekers entering the US in the Yuma area from South America and elsewhere. Military personnel wait as President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive on Air Force One at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, England, ahead of the G-7 summit in Cornwall on June 9.People take part in the Baghdad Kite Festival in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 5. Abeba Gebru, 37, from the village of Getskimilesley in Ethiopia, holds the hands of her malnourished daughter, Tigsti Mahderekal, 20 days old, in the treatment tent of a medical clinic in the town of Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, on May 11. She had the baby at home and walked 12 days to get the famished child to a clinic. “She survived because I held her close to my womb and kept hiding during the exhausting journey.” A man relaxes on a canoe at the Caddebostan shore, on the Asian side of Istanbul, Tuesday, June 8, surrounded by a huge mass of marine mucilage, a thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, in Turkey’s Marmara Sea. Turkey’s president has promised to rescue the Marmara Sea from an outbreak of “sea snot” that is alarming marine biologists and environmentalists. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said untreated waste dumped into the Marmara Sea and climate change had caused the bloom of the thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms.Relatives of Palestinian security officer Adham Alioh, who was killed by Israeli forces, mourn during his funeral in Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 10. The German Athletics Championships in Braunschweig on June 5 feature Rebekka Hasse in the women’s 100 meter semi-final First lady Jill Biden turns around to show the word “love” on the back of her jacket as she speaks with reporters after visiting with Carrie Johnson, wife of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ahead of the G-7 summit, Thursday, June 10, in Carbis Bay, England. Divers taking part in a project to document shipwrecks in Cyprus with 360-degree images to promote the Mediterranean island as a dive destination for tourists take photos of the Lef1 shipwreck off the coast of Larnaca on June 8. LEF1, a 50-foot vessel, was sunk on Dec. 10, 2019, to a depth of around 50 feet. It is one of several sunken vessels in artificial reefs to promote marine life in the area.This picture taken on June 10 shows a family enjoying the first snowfall of the season at a golf course in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Former world welterweight king Floyd Mayweather (R) and YouTube personality Logan Paul fight in an eight-round exhibition bout at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on June 6. Mayweather, who weighed in at 155 pounds, dominated his 190-pound opponent, much to the delight of a substantial crowd at the home of the Miami Dolphins. People walk on the pier at the Baltic Sea in Scharbeutz, Germany, as the sun rises Monday, June 7.
The gift was offered as "a gesture of friendship and in recognition of their shared interest in cycling," the White House said.
Boris Johnson this week confirmed that he doesn’t like to call the UK and United States’ close ties the “special relationship”, believing it makes Britain look “needy”.But it appears Emmanuel Macron has no such concerns.After the G7 summit got underway with an awkward “family photo” on the beach, the French president made a beeline for Joe Biden, throwing his arm around the American’s shoulders and beginning an animated discussionThe Frenchman’s remarks were inaudible, but Johnson - who was out ahead of the pair after Angela Merkel told him “you are the leader” - will be hoping Macron was not trying to lobby Biden on the Brexit sausage war that is threatening to overshadow the G7 meeting.The vignette was one of several moments in which G7 leaders appeared uneasy at their first face-to-face meeting since the start of the Covid pandemic.Biden at one point tried to break the tension, joking “everybody in the water” after leaders and their spouses were greeted with elbow bumps from Boris and Carrie Johnson on the beach at Carbis Bay in Cornwall.After strolling down a lengthy walkway to the seafront, Jill Biden meanwhile joked that “I feel like we are at a wedding” while Johnson later agreed that it was like “walking down the aisle”.Leaders then struggled to create any kind of bonhomie as they stood two metres apart for a family photo.It's not as realistic as some of Anthony Gormley's earlier work, is it. pic.twitter.com/euLrN9RWNH— Mick Hodgkin (@Mickhodgkin) June 11, 2021“Everybody in the water,” Biden joked to his fellow leaders at the G7 family photo on the oceanfront in Carbis Bay, England. Macron and Biden walked shoulder to shoulder, chatting, an arm draped around each other’s back. pic.twitter.com/CTpwa8gCjU— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 11, 2021As the talks finally got underway inside around a familiar circular table, Johnson bemoaned the carefully choreographed photo op as a “media circus”.“This is meant to be a fireside chat between the great democracies of the world,” the PM complained.In an unusual move for Johnson, he also suggested the G7 should support a more “feminine” economic recovery."Building back better together... greener and building back fairer and building back more equal, in a more gender-neutral, perhaps a more feminine way"PM Boris Johnson begins his "fireside chat" with fellow G7 leaders https://t.co/OfzwQgtI4Gpic.twitter.com/TtSzcmbLUP— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) June 11, 2021The PM said the citizens of G7 nations “want us to be sure that we are beating the pandemic together and discussing how we will never have a repeat of what we have seen”.“But also that we are building back better together and building back greener and building back fairer and building back more equal and… in a more gender neutral and perhaps a more feminine way.”Johnson also appeared to criticise his own Conservative Party for the way it handled the recovery from the 2008 financial crash by taking power in 2010 and embarking on a programme of austerity.He said the G7 economies had the potential to “bounce back very strongly” from Covid.“But it is vital that we don’t repeat the mistake of the last great crisis, the last great economic recession of 2008 when the recovery was not uniform across all parts of society,” the PM said.There was a risk the pandemic could leave a “lasting scar” as “inequalities may be entrenched”, Johnson said.“We need to make sure that as we recover, we level up across our societies and we build back better,” he added.Related...Why A Brexit Sausage War Risks Overshadowing The Entire G7 SummitSea Shanties, Hot Rum And The Queen: How Boris Johnson Will Woo G7 LeadersJoe Biden Will Not Believe PM's 'Abject' Excuse For Brexit ‘Mess’, Lisa Nandy Suggests
Queen Elizabeth II, the world's longest currently-reigning monarch, has met with all but one US president since 1951.
Imagine the nerves of hosting the first party for your group of friends after a year and a half in Covid lockdown.Now imagine that your 12 guests are the leaders of some of the world’s richest countries and their spouses.This is the challenge facing Boris Johnson at this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall.And true to form, the prime minister has taken a massive risk by choosing to invite the likes of Joe Biden and Angela Merkel to a barbecue on the beach… in Britain.The danger of relying on the UK’s changeable summer weather has already been highlighted after Johnson and Biden were forced to move their first ever face-to-face meeting indoors at the last minute on Thursday, as Cornish “mizzle” (mist/drizzle) shrouded the beautiful island of St Michael’s mount.The PM will be hoping it clears in time for the Saturday night barbecue so leaders get a clear sight of the Red Arrows flypast as they dine on barbecued sirloin steaks and local lobster on the Carbis Bay sand.And if a beach barbecue in 15C potentially cloudy weather wasn’t risky enough, leaders will be asked to stay outside after dinner to listen to sea shanty group Du Hag Owr while enjoying baked brie, hot buttered rum and toasted marshmallows around fire pits on the beach.Despite the boho stylings sparking fresh speculation about Carrie Johnson’s influence over her husband, the PM’s official spokesperson told HuffPost UK she did not play a role in the decision to hold a beach barbecue, although she was closely involved in the partners’ programme for the weekend.If Saturday night’s event is a risk, Johnson should have some credit in the bank from the Friday when he will host a reception with senior royals including the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate, followed by a lavish dinner among the biomes of the Eden Project.The menu for Friday night, cooked by Emily Scott, chef at the Watergate Bay hotel near Newquay: Starter: spiced melon, gazpacho, coconut, high note herbs.Main: Turbot roasted on the bone with Cornish new potatoes and wild garlic pesto with greens from the local Padstow kitchen gardens.Cornish cheese course: Gouda, Cornish yarg, helford blue.Dessert: English strawberry pavlova.Petit fours: clotted cream fudge, mini clotted cream ice cream cone with chocolate earl grey truffles.The menu for Saturday night, cooked by Simon Stallard, from the Hidden Hut in Portscatho:Canapes including: sparkling scallops, Curgurrell crab claws and Portscatho mackerel.Main: Seared and smokey Moorland sirloin, Newlyn lobster and scorched leeks served with sides of layered Cornish potato chips, St Just purple sprouting broccoli and salt-baked beetroot.Dessert: Beach Hut Sundae.Afterwards the leaders will also be able to have baked brie, hot buttered rum and toasted marshmallows around fire pits on the beach.Related...Joe Biden Will Not Believe PM's 'Abject' Excuse For Brexit ‘Mess’, Lisa Nandy SuggestsBoris Johnson Defends Flying From London To CornwallMatt Hancock Denies Lying To Boris Johnson About Covid Pandemic
Boris Johnson has attempted to downplay tensions with US president Joe Biden over Brexit following the pair’s first ever face-to-face meeting as leaders.The prime minister praised Biden as a “breath of fresh air” after the Donald Trump years and an ally who wants to work with the UK on issues from security to climate change.Johnson meanwhile insisted that there is “absolutely common ground” between the pair on the need to protect peace in Northern Ireland amid a simmering row between the UK and EU over how post-Brexit arrangements are being implemented in the region.Biden - who is proud of his Irish ancestry - is thought to be seriously concerned about Johnson potentially refusing to implement parts of the Northern Ireland protocol and earlier this month ordered officials to deliver a formal diplomatic rebuke to the UK for imperilling the peace process over Brexit.Johnson and his Brexit minister Lord Frost want the EU to be less “purist” about applying checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain, but Brussels is threatening a trade war with the UK unless it properly implements the deal it signed up to.The president was expected to use Thursday’s meeting to urge Johnson to “stand behind” the protocol.But asked if Biden urged him to “crack on” and implement the deal, Johnson told reporters: “No he didn’t.“But what I can say is that America, the United States, Washington, the UK plus the European Union, have one thing we absolutely all want to do, and that is to uphold the Belfast Good Friday Agreement and make sure we keep the balance of the peace process going.“That’s absolutely common ground and I’m optimistic that we can do that.”The PM added: “The talks were great, they went on for a long time, we covered a huge range of subjects and it’s wonderful to listen to the Biden administration and to Joe Biden because there’s so much that they want to do together with us, from security, Nato to climate change.“It’s fantastic, it’s a breath of fresh air.”It came after 80 minutes of talks between Johnson and Biden on the eve of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, at which they signed a new Atlantic charter, paving the way for co-operation on challenges including climate change and security.Also attending the meeting were UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab and US secretary of state Anthony Blinken.Yael Lempert, America’s most senior diplomat in the UK, was also present hours after the Times revealed that she was ordered by Biden to deliver a demarche – a formal protest – in a meeting with Brexit minister Lord Frost on June 3.In a joint statement following the meeting, Johnson and Biden reaffirmed their commitment to the Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. But Johnson had earlier tried to gloss over any tensions with Biden by suggesting the pair would not disagree on “anything”.Ahead of the high level talks, the two leaders admired the view over Carbis Bay with their wives - Carrie Johnson and Jill Biden.As the politicians sat down to talk, Biden said: “I told the prime minister we have something in common. We both married way above our stations.”Johnson responded: “I’m not going to dissent on that one. I’m not going to disagree with you there or indeed on anything else, I think highly likely.”Talks between Frost and the European Commission’s Maros Sefcovic on Wednesday failed to make a breakthrough on the protocol.The EU has threatened to launch a trade war against Britain if it fails to implement checks on goods entering Northern Ireland under the terms of the Brexit “divorce” settlement which Johnson signed.But Frost has refused to rule out unilaterally delaying the imposition of checks on British-made sausages and other chilled meats due to come into force at the end of the month.At a press conference in Brussels on Thursday ahead of the summit, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen again insisted the protocol was the “only solution” to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and must be implemented in full.In a joint statement following the meeting, Johnson and Biden reaffirmed their commitment to the Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. A Downing Street spokesperson added separately: “The prime minister and president both reaffirmed their commitment to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and to protecting the gains of the peace process.“The leaders agreed that both the EU and the UK had a responsibility to work together and to find pragmatic solutions to allow unencumbered trade between Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.“The prime minister outlined his ambitions to further expand opportunities for all the people in Northern Ireland and hoped that the US would continue to work with the UK to boost prosperity there.”Related...Joe Biden Will Not Believe PM's 'Abject' Excuse For Brexit ‘Mess’, Lisa Nandy SuggestsJill Biden Hailed As 'Queen Of Shade' For Perceived Diss Of Melania TrumpBoris Johnson Defends Flying From London To Cornwall
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