The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

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US President Joe Biden, right, talks with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during their meeting ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Britain, Thursday June 10, 2021. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)

PLYMOUTH – The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden:

FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new bicycle.

The United Kingdom was Biden’s initial stop on his first foreign trip, and he met Johnson for the first time on Thursday.

The White House says Biden gave Johnson “an American-made bicycle and bike helmet custom-made by Bilenky Cycle Works, a small family business located in Philadelphia.” Biden was born in Pennsylvania.

The White House says the gift was “a gesture of friendship and in recognition of their shared interest in cycling.”

Johnson’s office says the prime minister gave Biden a framed photo of a mural in Edinburgh of Frederick Douglass. Jill Biden got a first edition Daphne Du Maurier novel. Much of her work is set in Cornwall.


FALMOUTH, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Group of Seven leaders will pledge to share 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines with poorer countries during a meeting of the wealthy nations club in southwest England.