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After corruption allegations, Trump says G7 summit won't be at his resort

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,' Trump says in a tweet

NEW VENUE. US President Donald Trump addresses his supporters in a video posted on his Twitter account on September 28, 2019. Screenshot from Trump's Twitter page

'Legal basis' an 'absolute prerequisite' for digital monies like Libra – G7

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:26 AM

'Ambiguous rights and obligations could make the stablecoin arrangement vulnerable to loss of confidence – an unacceptable risk, especially in a payment system of potentially global importance,' the G7 report says

LIBRA. Silhouettes are seen beneath a sign of Libra, the cryptocurrency project launched by Facebook during a conference at marketing and communication school CREA in Geneva on September 26, 2019. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


Brazil's Bolsonaro open to G7 aid if Macron 'withdraws insults'

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:29 PM

'To talk or accept anything from France, with the best possible intentions, he has to withdraw these words, and from there we can talk,' says Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro

CONDITION. In this file photo taken on April 9, 2019 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the appointment ceremony of his new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. File photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Beijing expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with G7 on Hong Kong

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Beijing repeatedly accuses foreign governments of interfering over Hong Kong, and Geng says on Tuesday the G7 is 'meddling' and 'harboring evil intentions'

RIOT POLICE. Riot police march in formation down a street in Hong Kong's Kwun Tong district on August 24, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Brazil slams G7 aid offer as Amazon fires rage

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'We appreciate (the offer), but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe,' Onyx Lorenzoni, chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro, says

REJECTING AID. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony to commemorate the participation of Brazil in World War II in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 8, 2019. File photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

Russia divides G7 leaders as Trump pushes for readmission

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:52 AM

US President Donald Trump, who will host next year's G7 summit, says he would certainly invite Russia to the event, though he doubted his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would want to come if it was only as a guest

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) listens while US President Donald Trump speaks before ahead of their meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

G7 pledges millions to fight Amazon fires

Aug 27, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Nearly 80,000 forest fires have been detected in Brazil since the beginning of the year – just over half of them in the massive Amazon basin

FOREST FIRES. Brazilian farmer Helio Lombardo Do Santos and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, on August 26, 2019. Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP

Macron slams Bolsonaro after insults about wife

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's endorsement of vicious personal comments about French President Emmanuel Macron's wife posted online appear to force their relationship to a new low

HOSTS. French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte wait to welcome leaders at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner on August 24, 2019 on the first day of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. File photo by Francois Mori/Pool/AFP

More fires flare up in Amazon as Brazil warplanes fight blazes

Aug 26, 2019 - 10:56 PM

The worsening crisis has fueled a row between President Jair Bolsonaro and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who has been piling pressure on Bolsonaro to do more to protect the forest

Trump ready to meet Iranian president in potential breakthrough

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) 'I knew everything he (Macron) was doing and I approved everything he was doing,' says US President Donald Trump, adding that the French president 'asked for my approval'

TRUMP ON IRAN. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight on June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

United Kingdom pledges $12.3 million for fire-ravaged Amazon

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The money will made available immediately to help restore the habitat, including areas that have been hit by the fires, the British government says in a statement

AMAZON ON FIRE. View of a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on August 25, 2019 Photo by Joao Laet/AFP

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Questions over the G7 group's unity threaten to draw attention away from the work at hand

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders and guests pose for a family picture with the Biarritz lighthouse in the background on the second day of the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, south-west France on August 25, 2019. Photo by ludovic Marin/AFP

Trump sparks confusion before doubling down on China tariffs

Aug 26, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Donald Trump's major trade deal with Japan is overshadowed by a mix-up over his apparent expression of regret for the latest escalation in the US-China dispute

DONALD TRUMP. In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA's Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC. File photo Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Iran foreign minister in dramatic visit to G7 summit

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:12 PM

(UPDATED) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's presence is not announced and represents an attempt by French host Emmanuel Macron to find a way to soothe tensions between Iran and the US

ZARIF IN BIARRITZ. The airplane which carried Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stands on the tarmac at the airport of the French seaside resort of Biarritz, south-west France, during the G7 summit in Biarritz, on August 25, 2019. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires – Macron

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:39 PM

'Our teams are making contact with all the Amazon countries so we can finalize some very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding,' French President Emmanuel Macron says

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Trump says 'not happy' about latest North Korea missile test

Aug 25, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes the opposite view, saying North Korea's latest missile test was a clear violation of UN rules

BILATERAL MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Bellevue in Biarritz, France on August 25, 2019, on the second day of the annual G7 Summit. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

For G7, 'too early' to reintegrate Russia, diplomatic sources say

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Asked about inviting Russia to next year's G7 Summit, US President Donald Trump responds: 'That I don't know. It's certainly possible.'

GROUP OF SEVEN. In this file photo, the flags of the G7 countries the US, Japan, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Germany flutter in the wind in Germany on June 7, 2015. Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/DPA/AFP

Trump backs Johnson, sends mixed signals on China at G7

Aug 25, 2019 - 4:37 PM

(UPDATED) Johnson presses a common message from European leaders at the summit about Trump's escalating trade war with China

TRUMP MEETS JOHNSON. US President Donald Trump (R) and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speak before a working breakfast at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France on August 25, 2019, on the second day of the annual G7 Summit. Photo by Erin Schaff/Pool/AFP

U.S., Japan agree on trade deal 'in principle'

Aug 25, 2019 - 2:35 PM

(UPDATED) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirms the US and Japan 'successfully reached consensus' after 'intense' negotiations

TRUMP AND ABE. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Donald Trump look at each other during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, south-west France on August 25, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:38 AM

British Prime minister Boris Johnson urges US President Donald Trump to remove 'considerable barries' for UK companies seeking to export to the American market

OUT TO PUSH TRUMP. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson lands at the Biarritz Pays Basque Airport in Biarritz, France on August 24, 2019, on the first day of the annual G7 Summit. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Johnson, EU chief in Brexit blame game

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:54 PM

'One thing I will not cooperate on is a 'no deal,' and I still hope that Prime Minister Johnson will not like to go down in history as Mr No Deal,' says European Union Council President Donald Tusk

BREXIT BLAME GAME. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson lands at the Biarritz Pays Basque Airport in Biarritz, south-west France on August 24, 2019, on the first day of the annual G7 Summit. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly in

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The French government deploys over 13,000 police and gendarmes to secure the summit

ANTI-G7 MARCH. Demonstrators take part in a march in Irun on August 24, 2019, to protest against the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies. Photo by Ander Gillenea/AFP

Isolated Trump descends on G7, talking trade war

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Other G7 leaders await for US President Donald Trump with alarm and resignation, as Trump comes with threats of tariffs against France and a decision to deepen the US trade war with China

TRUMP ARRIVES. US President Donald Trump arrives at Biarritz, France, for the 2019 G7 summit. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump heads to G7 with potshot at French hosts over taxes

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'I don't want France going out and taxing our companies.... And if they do that, we'll be taxing their wine,' says US President Donald Trump ahead of the G7 summit in France

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the press while departing the White House in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2019, for the G7 Summit in France. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, trade

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump and his fellow G7 leaders will meet in France as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and trade tensions heat up

Oxfam activists wearing firefighters costumes and "big head" masks depicting (from 2nd-L) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel perform druing a demonstration in Biarritz on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

Amazon wildfires 'acute emergency,' belongs on G7 agenda – Germany

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron's bid at rallying world leaders on the issue has been immediately blasted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who accused the G7 summit host of having a 'colonialist mentality'

PROTEST. A man walks past protestors as they hold posters highlighting environmental hazard, wildfires and deforestation of the Amazon outside the Brazilian embassy in Mumbai on August 23, 2019. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Trump, Johnson talk 5G and trade ahead of G7 summit

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:28 AM

The United States is leaning hard on allies to keep out Chinese companies from the fast emerging 5G cellular market

5G TECHNOLOGY. People attend an event to officially announce the achievement of full 5G coverage in Monaco on July 9, 2019. Photo by Valery Hache/ AFP

Pompeo to skip G7 foreign ministers talks in France

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:01 AM

Officials did not explain Pompeo's absence. But the move comes amid a long list of disagreements, including the US rejection of international agreements on ending Iran's nuclear program and fighting climate change.

MIKE POMPEO. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Appropriations Committee's State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee about his departments FY2020 budget request March 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

2018: Trump's year of disruption – and danger ahead

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

From trampling near-sacred allies like Canada to trying to make good with rival Russia and enemy North Korea, Donald Trump's foreign policy shook up the world

Canada to legalize cannabis October 17 – Trudeau

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Under the new legislation, adults – either 18 or 19, depending on the province or territory – can legally buy, grow and consume cannabis in limited amounts

CANNABIS. New Amsterdam Cafe owner Todd Bolli checks his inventory as he stands behind the counter of his retail shop June 20, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced recreational pot will be legal as of October 17 in Canada. Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Trump lashes out at U.S. allies in Twitter rant

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal,' Trump tweets, as he criticizes Canadian tariffs on imports of US milk

A handout photo taken by Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore on June 11, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump (L) blows a candle after being presented a cake during a working lunch with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (not pictured) during his visit to The Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, in Singapore. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will meet on June 12 for an unprecedented summit in an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with the US President calling it a "one time shot" at peace. / AFP PHOTO / Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore AND AFP PHOTO / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES

Merkel on Trump G7 tweets: 'Sobering and a little depressing'

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:12 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the word 'depressed' was 'already a lot, coming from me,' in an ironic reference to her usual unflappable appearance

G7 SUMMIT. A photo released on Twitter by the German government's spokesman Steffen Seibert on June 9, 2018, and taken by the German government's photographer Jesco Denzel, shows US President Donald Trump (right) talking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) and surrounded by other G7 leaders during a meeting of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Jesco Denzel/Bundesregierung/AFP

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7

Jun 10, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The funds give 'young women in developing countries the opportunity to pursue careers instead of early marriage and child labor,' says activist Malala Yousafzai

G7. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec will host the 44th G7 summit in 2018. File Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

'One time shot' for peace with North Korea – Trump

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:41 PM

(UPDATED) Asked how long it would take for him to work out if Kim was serious about striking some kind of peace deal, Trump replies: 'I think within the first minute I'll know'

G7 SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

Russia brushes off possibility of G8 return

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Russia is 'working fine in other formats' such as the Group of 20, says Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Allies race to clinch G7 face-saver before Trump's early exit

Jun 09, 2018 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Trump is confronted with a litany of complaints over his decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Trump's brash diplomacy faces summit tests

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The topics of the G7 summit and the Trump-Kim summit may be very different but the stakes are equally high

EU joins global battle against Trump tariff onslaught

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Brussels and Ottawa filed legal challenges at the WTO against Washington's decision. The EU, Canada and Mexico also threatened stiff retaliatory tariffs as they pushed back against Trump's moves.

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

The LG G7 ThinQ has a disappearing notch

May 07, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The recently announced LG flagship lets you toggle a software setting to make screen bezels appear and seamlessly blend with the highly-controversial notch.

THE DISAPPEARING NOTCH. THe LG G7 ThinQ is designed to have a disappearing notch, thanks to a software setting. Screenshot from LG Mobile Global on YouTube.

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Apr 17, 2018 - 1:35 PM

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G7 calls on Russia to answer for Salisbury nerve agent attack

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'We call on Russia to urgently address all questions related to the incident in Salisbury,' foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations say in a joint statement

SPY POISONING. British police officers stand on duty at a cordon leading to a residential housing estate as Military personnel in wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

G7 nations agree on a 'common vision' for AI

Mar 29, 2018 - 9:12 AM

AI industry must bring "most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while safeguarding privacy rights, says Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

Canada's G7 presidency: a 'progressive agenda' at risk

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that he wants the Group of Seven talks to focus on 'finding real, concrete solutions' to issues

G7. Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec will host the 44th G7 summit in 2018. File Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Senior executives from the internet giants and Microsoft attended the ministerial session devoted to the issue but did not offer any explanation of how they might go about clamping down on web extremists

G7. EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, US Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd and the Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission from Japan Achiro Hoconogi address a press conference at the end of the G7 summit of Interior Ministers in Ischia island, on October 20, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Italy, U.S. to share fingerprint databases in terror fight

Oct 20, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Rome and Washington will be able 'to access data contained in the national identification fingerprint systems' in a move 'to create a network to verify the identity of migrants, asylum seekers or refugees'

MINNITI AND DUKE. Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti (L) welcomes Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland security Elaine Duke on October 19, 2017 near the Aragonese Castle of Ischia during the welcome ceremony of the G7 summit of Interior Ministers with European Union representatives and members of the private sector as Google, Facebook, microsoft and Twitter.  Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

G7 tackles foreign fighters as EU helps shut 'terror' route

Oct 20, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The group kicks off its first working session in a seafront hotel on the island of Ischia on how to deal with the potential return to Europe of foreign fighters fleeing a crumbling Islamic State (ISIS) group

G7 AND FIGHTING TERROR. Interpol General secretary Jurgen Stock looks on as he attends before a working session at the G7 summit of Interior Ministers with European Union representatives and members of the private sector, at Punta Molino Hotel in Ischia island, on October 20, 2017. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

U.S. partners vow to pursue climate fight without Trump

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:39 AM

Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti: Italy and the overwhelming majority of countries regard Paris as irreversible and non negotiable

NO TO TRUMP. A demonstrator wearing a US president Donald Trump mask protests during a demonstration on the first day of a G7 summit of Environment on June 11, 2017. In Bologna. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP