G7 Live Updates: Leaders Turn to Cooperation to Prepare for Next Health Crisis


Commuters this month in New Delhi, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders at the Group of 7 summit hope to blunt the impact of future outbreaks with additional resources.
Credit…Atul Loke for The New York Times

Last year, President Donald J. Trump angrily rejected global cooperation on health, pulling the United States out of the World Health Organization and asserting an “America First” approach to the coronavirus pandemic and other global health concerns.

Not anymore.

At the Group of 7 summit on Saturday, President Biden pushed for a more

Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.

Walking around Lower Manhattan on a recent weeknight, a middle-aged, slightly graying man wasn’t sure if it was he who had changed or New York. True, he hadn’t been out much lately … but something was different.

He walked from SoHo to NoLIta along Prince Street, then turned down Mulberry. That’s where it hit him: Everyone on the street seemed to be young,

Lilith, Lilibet … Lucifer? How Baby Names Went to ‘L’

Give Prince Harry and Meghan Markle credit: The monarchs of Montecito, Calif., managed to come up with a name — Lilibet — for their new baby daughter that is so distinctive that it is all but unheard-of outside of Buckingham Palace or “The Crown.” (For the uninitiated, Lilibet is a royal family nickname for the prince’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, derived from her mispronunciation of her own name when she was a child.)

By defying old baby-name conventions, however, they also stumbled into a new one: the quest to brand one’s child with the most idiosyncratic name possible.

In a

Angela Merkel Makes a Low-Key Farewell at the G7 Summit

BERLIN — When Angela Merkel hosted world leaders at a beach resort on Germany’s Baltic Sea Coast in 2007, she was barely into her first term as chancellor, a relative neophyte in global affairs whose vivid green jacket among eight men in dark suits emphasized her status as the only woman in the club.

By the time the Group of 8 — Russia was still a member — had wrapped up the summit in Heiligendamm, Ms. Merkel had signaled her future influence, putting her stamp on the proceedings by winning agreement from President George W. Bush, once a Texas oilman,

Italy Halts Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine for Those Under 60

Italy will stop administering AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to people under the age of 60, the Italian government announced on Friday, amid a drop in the country’s level of infections that meant the risks of distributing the vaccine to younger people was judged to outweigh the benefits.

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been under scrutiny after a smattering of reports of rare and severe blood clots in those who had received the vaccine emerged in Europe.

Younger Italians who have already received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will get a different shot for their booster dose, said Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, an