ST. IVES, England—World leaders gathered in southwestern England for a summit of the Group of Seven leading economies, where wealthy countries planned to collectively donate one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations and President


hoped to marshal the world’s democracies against authoritarian states.

Mr. Biden, on his first international trip as president, met with the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. under a leaden sky on a beach in Cornwall.

The first face-to-face gathering of the G-7 since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic is set to be dominated by how the club of rich nations can pool resources to help stem the virus’s spread in developing economies and reaffirm the soft power of democratic nations in the process.

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