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G-7 leaders center on economic growth, jobs

By The Associated Press
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President Barack Obama is welcomed by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during arrivals for a G7 summit at the EU Council building in Brussels on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Leaders of the G-7 group of major economies are turning their attention during the concluding day of their summit to spurring growth and jobs in an attempt to reinforce a rebound from the global financial crisis.

And after President Barack Obama's new effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution, the seven leaders are set to show their determination to find a global deal on climate change in Paris next year. They will also seek ways to increase energy security, which has become especially touchy for the European Union because of its dependence on Russian gas.

The seven have kept the threat of further sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis on the table but also sought renewed cooperation to end the standoff.
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