Group of Seven leaders will meet online on Friday for talks the United Kingdom, which is chairing the meeting, has said will provide the chance to find “global solutions” to the hammer blow dealt to the world’s economy by the pandemic. Al Jazeera reports that leaders are expected to renew promises to pursue huge stimulus programmes to aid the economic recovery from COVID-19. The meeting, the first G7 encounter since US President Joe Biden took office, will also seek to breathe new life into long-running efforts to solve the problem of how to tax giant digital firms, many of them based in the US, such as Amazon and Google, and provide a decisive break from the “America First” nationalism of former President Donald Trump.