Biden brings debt crisis burden with him to G-7 summit


HIROSHIMA, Japan — At his first G-7 summit two summers ago along the sandy English beaches of Cornwall, President Joe Biden vowed that the U.S. was ready to lead again on the world stage.

Whatever initial skepticism met those sunny pronouncements faded in the weeks and months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, as the G-7 — with the U.S. playing a leading role — mounted a robust and largely unified response.

But now, as Biden takes off Wednesday for his third G-7 summit, it’s Washington giving the other leaders heartburn.