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Beneath show of bonhomie, rifts emerge between Trump and Western allies at G7 summit8/25/2019 11:48:14 AM U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that he was getting along well with leaders at a G7 summit in France, but rifts emerged with his Western allies on issues ranging from his trade war with China to Iran, North Korea and Russia.
Sink or Swim? UK's Johnson takes G7 ocean dip8/25/2019 11:48:14 AM Facing accusations from political opponents of being out at sea over his Brexit strategy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson strode into the Atlantic Ocean for a bracing dip on Sunday before tackling trade talks with western allies at a G7 summit.
Italy warns G7 against protectionism, worried by U.S. tariff threat8/25/2019 11:47:29 AM Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned fellow G7 leaders on Sunday of the dangers of protectionism and urged the United States not to carry through on its threat to impose tariffs on German autos.
No ready spark seen for lagging U.S. energy shares8/25/2019 11:45:34 AM There may be little relief on the horizon for investors in U.S. energy companies, whose shares moved from darlings to dismal performers during Wall Street's record bull run and now face a shaky global economy, doubts about fossil fuel investments and general market skepticism.
France's Macron says no formal mandate from G7 on Iran8/25/2019 11:36:31 AM French President Emmanuel Macron said he had not been given a formal mandate from G7 leaders to pass messages to Iran, but that he would continue to hold talks with Tehran in the coming weeks to defuse tensions.
Trump dampens Macron optimism on Iran talks8/25/2019 11:26:30 AM U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Iran on Sunday, saying that while he was happy for President Emmanuel Macron to reach out to Tehran to defuse tensions he would carry on with his own initiatives.
At G7 summit, Trump offers Brexit Britain a 'very big' trade deal8/25/2019 11:26:30 AM U.S. President Donald Trump promised a big trade deal for post-Brexit Britain to Boris Johnson on Sunday and praised the new prime minister as the right man to take Britain out of the European Union.
Hariri: Israeli drones in Beirut threaten Lebanon's sovereignty8/25/2019 11:21:28 AM Lebanon's prime minister said two Israeli drones which fell in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut amounted to an open attack on the country's sovereignty and an attempt to foment regional tensions.In the first such incident in more than a decade, one drone fell and second exploded near the ground and caused some damage when it crashed before dawn close to Hezbollah's media center in the capital's Dahiyeh suburbs, a Hezbollah official told Reuters.
Hong Kong police briefly turn water cannon on protesters, fire tear gas8/25/2019 11:13:23 AM Hong Kong police fired tear gas and brief spurts of water cannon amid running battles with brick-throwing protesters in driving rain on Sunday after violent clashes a day earlier in which police fired tear gas for the first time in more than a week.
Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage8/25/2019 10:48:35 AM Six states in Brazil's Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon's central role in combating global warming.
Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires8/25/2019 10:48:35 AM Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet.
Trump, Abe at odds on North Korea missile launches8/25/2019 10:45:12 AM U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Korea's series of short-range missile launches on Sunday, while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue.
Trump says may know if Japan trade deal is on by end of G7 summit8/25/2019 10:29:01 AM U.S. President Donald Trump said he could know by the end of a bilateral meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whether their two countries will secure a new trade deal.
Israel says air strike in Syria sent 'no immunity' message to Iran8/25/2019 10:20:17 AM Israel said on Sunday an air strike against an arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards in Syria that it accused of planning "killer drone attacks" showed Tehran that its forces were vulnerable anywhere.
Macron says G7 agreed on joint action over Iran to defuse tensions8/25/2019 9:59:07 AM French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that G7 leaders had agreed joint action on Iran with the aim of defusing tensions and opening a new negotiation with Tehran.
Hong Kong police again use tear gas to try to disperse protesters8/25/2019 9:41:51 AM Hong Kong police again used tear gas on Sunday to try to disperse anti-government protesters.
Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series8/25/2019 9:09:12 AM Ewan McGregor will reprise his "Star Wars" role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.
Trump, Johnson discuss Huawei on G7 sidelines8/25/2019 9:00:12 AM U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed Huawei and 5G technology at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France on Sunday, the White House said.
Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort8/25/2019 8:44:00 AM Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.
France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge8/25/2019 8:43:33 AM France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.