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G-7 leaders center on economic growth, jobs

(From L-R) Italian President Matteo Renzi, US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for a group photograph during the G7 Summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium.
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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.

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—By The Associated Press