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The Latest: Protesters march as G-7 leaders arrive in France

Aug. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Hundreds of protesters are marching as Group of Seven leaders arrive in the French resort town of Biarritz. Protesters planned to cross into Spain from the French border village town of Hendaye. As the march...

Major issues, minimal expectations for G-7 summit in France

Aug. 24, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The world economy is getting shakier by the day, the Amazon has burned its way to the center of the climate change debate, and the leaders of the world's leading democracies will sit around a single table, theoretically charged with coming up with solutions for the biggest problems...

Trump faces limits of go-it-alone stance at global summit

Aug. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most...

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...

The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc...

France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil. Ireland joined in the threat...

The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey

Aug. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the summer months that have worsened overcrowding at camps on Greek islands. Giorgos...

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...

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant

Aug. 23, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call "the lungs of...