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Cameron hoping to send tough message over Ukraine

David Cameron is hoping to send a tough message on Ukraine from the leaders of the West's largest powers as the G7 summit in Germany concludes today.

The Prime Minister last night held talks with US president Barack Obama at which both agreed the need to maintain harsh sanctions against Russia until Moscow shows it has fully implemented last year's Minsk peace agreement.

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Greenpeace welcomes G7 pledge on climate change

Greenhouse gas emissions should be cut to the "upper end" of the recommended 40 to 70 per cent range by 2050, the G7 has declared.

Environmental campaigners welcomed the summit's support for "deep cuts" to emissions, with an intention to completely wipe out the world economy's dependence on carbon by the end of the century.

Greenpeace UK director John Sauven welcomed the promise Credit: Reuters

Greenpeace UK's executive director, John Sauven, said it signalled that "the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end".

G7 leaders have today signalled a fundamental transformation of the global energy economy by the middle of this century.

David Cameron's task now, is to capture the full benefits of this revolution for Britain's economy; and to ensure that it contributes to alleviating poverty and delivering energy access in the developing world.

– John Sauven, Greenpeace

Oxfam's G7 spokesman, Jorn Kalinski, also welcomed the promise, but urged leaders to keep their promise to invest $100 billion (£65bn) for climate change action in developing countries.

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