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Trade and economy in focus as G7 leaders get down to work

Today at 01:05 AM, via Reuters

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations will discuss global trade woes at their annual summit on Sunday, likely laying bare a yawning divide between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Western allies.

UK’s Johnson tells Trump: Lower your trade barriers to seal UK deal

Yesterday at 23:37 PM, via Reuters

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used a pre-G7 summit phone call to U.S. President Donald Trump to demand he lower trade barriers and open up parts of the U.S. economy to British firms, citing a wide range of markets from cars to cauliflowers.

At G7 Meeting, Western Divisions On Display

Yesterday at 23:13 PM, via NPR

President Trump arrives at the G7 summit in France, where leaders of the world’s top economies are apprehensive about trade wars and differences with the United States.

Trump Raves Over Macron at G7, While Aides Slam France

Yesterday at 21:41 PM, via New York Times

The orchestrated message underscored the deep rift between President Trump and his counterparts. But Mr. Trump, who tweeted about New York subways, was also focused elsewhere.

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Yesterday at 21:35 PM, via Reuters

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.

Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage

Yesterday at 21:33 PM, via Reuters

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.

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