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Global Woes Follow Leaders to Bavarian Alps

Soldiers take cover in front of a burning building on Monday in Druzhkivka, Ukraine. 

Soldiers take cover in front of a burning building on Monday in Druzhkivka, Ukraine. 

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps starting Sunday is the first time the leaders of some of the world’s biggest economies have sat down together in person in a while. A fair bit has happened to talk about — most notably Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the ensuing economic and humanitarian fallout.

And yet each G-7 leader comes to the meeting shadowed by challenges at home that will filter into discussions about where next for Ukraine, what to do about the price of gasoline, how to wean themselves off Russian oil, a global food-security crisis. Oh, and are we really headed for a global recession?