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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

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

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

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

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

$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

'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

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May 29, 2017 - 9:29 PM

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G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

May 28, 2017 - 12:43 AM

In a telling sign of the divisions now plaguing the G7 this year s statement comes in at a meager 6 pages – down from 32 pages last year

FAMILY PHOTO. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, pose for a family photo at the ancient Greek Theater of Taormina during the Heads of State and of Government G7 summit, on May 26, 2017 in Sicily. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

G7 warns on North Korea

May 27, 2017 - 11:33 PM

North Korea must immediately and fully comply with all relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete verifiable and irreversible manner

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

May 27, 2017 - 8:20 PM

3rd UPDATE I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week says US President Donald Trump in a tweet

Trump rows shadow 'toughest G7 in years'

May 27, 2017 - 12:04 AM

UPDATED US partners hit deadlock in their attempt to persuade Donald Trump to keep the world s biggest economy inside the framework of the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions to reduce global warming

TRUMP AND MERKEL. US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a family photo during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 26, 2017 at the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

China hits back as G7 talk about economy

May 27, 2016 - 12:49 AM

Beijing launches a stinging broadside against the group – Britain Canada France Germany Italy Japan and the US – which it said should not pursue selfish interests

G7 SUMMIT. G7 members pose for a photo on the first day of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Mie prefecture, Japan, May 26, 2016. Photo by Asahi Shimbun/EPA

Obama says G7 Hiroshima trip to honor 'all' war dead

May 25, 2016 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED It will be Obama s trip to Hiroshima as the only sitting president to visit the site of the world s first nuclear attack that is likely to dominate the headlines this week

G7 SUMMIT. US President Barack Obama (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint press conference after their bilateral meeting in Shima, Mie prefecture, Japan, May 25, 2016. Photo by Jiji Press/EPA

Merkel, Abe differ on how to fix world economy

May 05, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Japan s Shinzo Abe pushes for large scale stimulus spending while Germany s Angela Merkel suggests her country is already doing enough

epa05289695 Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) for a meeting in Meseberg, Germany, 04 May 2016. Abe is currently on a week-long trip through Europe in preperation to Japan hosting the G7 Summit, and meeting with EU leaders for talks on the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement. EPA/BERND SETTNICK

Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine truce implemented – Merkel, Obama

Jun 08, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The United States the EU and Germany all expressed alarm over the renewed violence in eastern Ukraine

WORLD LEADERS. German Chancellor Angela Merkel joins US President Barack Obama in Kruen on June 7 before they attend the G7 summit. Photo by Daniel Karmann/EPA,POOL

Juncker says did not receive Greek counter-proposal on economic reforms

Jun 07, 2015 - 7:07 PM

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker says he has never received the alternative proposal Alexis Tsipras promised to present by Thursday evening

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) is greeted men in traditional dress and as he arrives at Munich airport, Munich, Germany on 07 June 2015 to participate in the G7 summit. Leaders from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan will meet at Bavaria's Castle Elmau on June 7-8 to discuss the global economy, as well as foreign, security and development policy. Photo by Armin Weigel/EPA

Manila cheered by reports G7 will address South China Sea dispute

Jun 07, 2015 - 6:08 PM

Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake its claim to most of the sea including a large scale island building program

BURIED REEFS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

Obama says G7 must stand up to Russian 'aggression' in Ukraine

Jun 07, 2015 - 5:35 PM

According to US President Barack Obama one of the issues G7 leaders would be discussing over their two day summit is standing up to Russian aggression

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with US President Barack Obama in Kruen, Germany, 07 June 2015 before they attend the G7 summit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Heads of state and government of the seven leading industrialized nations (G7) are scheduled to meet in Elmau Castle, Bavaria, on June 7-8 as the climax of Germany's presidency of the G7. Photo by Daniel Karmann/EPA,POOL

Japan's Abe visits Ukraine ahead of tough G7 summit

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:52 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko that he resolutely opposes a military solution to the conflict roiling the troubled country s separatist east

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (not pictured) in Cairo, Egypt, 17 January 2015. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

G7 summit to discuss wars, jihadists, Grexit fears

Jun 05, 2015 - 2:45 PM

From Sunday June 7 German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts US President Barack Obama and the other leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations

G7 SUMMIT. The landmark Neuschwanstein castle is illuminated with the flag of the United States of America, in Hohenschwangau, Germany, late 04 June 2015. Photo by Frank May/EPA

Mid-year talks to shape fate of climate pact

May 29, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The summit is meant to culminate in Paris on December 11 with a pact committing 195 countries to roll back greenhouse gases and help poor people exposed to climate change but getting from here to there remains a challenge say observers

CLIMATE CHANGE. Activists wear masks of the G7 heads of government during a rally at the Brandenburg Gate on the occasion of the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue conference in Berlin, Germany, 19 May 2015. Photo by Soeren Stache/EPA

Beyonce, Gaga join call to tackle female poverty

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Actresses Meryl Streep Charlize Theron and Rosamund Pike also sign the petition calling on countries in the G7 summit to lift women out of poverty

FOR WOMEN. Beyonce performs on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Obama makes 'no apologies' for Taliban hostage deal

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:38 AM

US President Barack Obama repeats he had a duty as commander in chief to get US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl home

SWAP. The Afghan Taliban on June 4, 2014 releases a video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl's release. Bergdahl was released on May 31 in a swap for five senior Taliban members held in Guantanamo Bay prison. Photo by INTELCENTER/EPA

G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions

Jun 05, 2014 - 12:46 PM

The leaders state oppose any unilateral attempt by any party to assert its territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation coercion or force

WORKING DINNER. Members of the G7 attend a working dinner at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 04 June 2014. Olivier Hoslet/EPA