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The Latest: Johnson to push Trump to ease US-China trade war

Aug. 24, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 6:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll push Donald Trump to de-escalate the American trade war with China. As he touched down at the G-7 summit in the French resort town of Biarritz, Johnson was preparing...

The Latest: While in France, Trump tracks coverage back home

Aug. 24, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump may be in France for an international summit, but his mind is on news coverage at home after he referred to himself as "the chosen one" and pointed to the sky when discussing a spiraling trade...

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit...

G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's unpredictable America-first approach even before the official start of the summit in southern France. European Council President Donald Tusk said the three-day...

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

Aug. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

PORT VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. Brazilian forces will deploy...

Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

Aug. 23, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. And he will be at pains to ensure it won't be his last. The man who has said his...

The Latest: EU, Germany back call to discuss Amazon at G-7

Aug. 23, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The European Union and Germany are backing French President Emmanuel Macron's call to put the Amazon fires on the agenda of this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France. European...

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

Aug. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy. White House officials said Thursday that the session was added to Sunday's schedule at the last minute at Trump's...

UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

Aug. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France joined Germany on Thursday in challenging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show he can come up with a better alternative to the main sticking point in the stalled Brexit negotiations, giving him a month to prove he can break the deadlock on the Irish border question. Johnson...

Angela Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality by 2050

Aug. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral. Merkel made her appeal after she and members of her "climate Cabinet" met their Dutch counterparts at the official...