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Trump sparks confusion before doubling down on China tariffs

Biarritz - President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on his hard line against China after sowing confusion with statements that he might be willing to soften a trade war G7 partners fear threatens the world economy.

Things just heated up at G7 meeting with arrival of Iran's Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Sunday in Biarritz, southwestern France, where leaders of the G7 group of nations are meeting, an Iranian official said.

Iran foreign minister makes surprise visit to G7 summit

Biarritz - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into Biarritz in southwestern France for the G7 summit on Sunday in a surprise attempt to break a diplomatic deadlock over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

Trump's rage over China tariffs puts US economy at risk

Washington - White House staffers have been scurrying to clean up another Trump mess as the "chosen one" sparked skepticism and fear after declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.”

Dorian could become fourth storm of Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Dorian is churning westward toward the Lesser Antilles and is likely to bring rain and strong winds to parts of those islands in the first half of the week ahead.

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel after Beirut 'drone attack'

Beirut - The head of Hezbollah on Sunday threatened Israel after a "drone attack" on the Lebanese Shiite movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to "do everything" to thwart future attacks.

Paris marks 75 years since Liberation with Freedom Parade

Paris - Flag-waving Parisians in period costume thronged the streets Sunday as armoured vehicles rumbled through the city in a re-enactment of the liberation of the capital from Nazi Germany 75 years ago.

Thick smoke chokes Brazil's north as Amazon fires rage

Porto Velho - Blackened tree trunks lay smoldering on the charred ground as thick smoke chokes the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, a scene of devastation that is being repeated across the "lungs of the planet.

Review: Mondo Duplantis clears six meters in the pole vault in Stockholm Special

Stockholm - On August 24, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis had a good reason to be proud. He cleared six meters in "Finnkampen" 2019 in Stockholm.

Brazil's army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

Porto Velho - Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited ahead of nationwide protests over the destruction.

Meat-free alternatives developed for pet food

Competition is heating up in the world of plant-based meat alternatives, with brands like Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Burger King, and Subway taking the lead. The next area set to go ‘meat free’ is pet food.

Macron gambles with bold Zarif invite to G7 talks

Biarritz - French President Emmanuel Macron gambled by inviting Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the G7 summit on Sunday in a high-stakes diplomatic flourish that he hopes will help de-escalate rising tensions in the Gulf.

Op-Ed: US confirms Israeli airstrikes caused mysterious Iraq explosions

US officials have finally confirmed that a series of mysterious explosions in Iraq were actually caused by Israeli airstrikes although some had already suspected this to be the case

Johnson seeks to woo Trump, talk tough to EU at G7

Biarritz - Seeking to prod US President Donald Trump into concessions on trade while reminding Brussels that Britain is ready for a "no deal" Brexit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson charged around the G7 summit on Sunday as he battled to prepare for departur...

Islamic scholar Ramadan targeted by new rape complaint

Paris - Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar charged in France with raping two women, has also been accused of taking part in the gang rape of a journalist, French judicial sources said Sunday.

Hezbollah chief denounces Beirut 'drone attack'

Beirut - The head of Hezbollah on Sunday denounced a "drone attack" targeting the Lebanese Shiite movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to "do everything" to thwart Israeli attacks.

S.Africa seizes Air Tanzania plane over unpaid farm claim

Johanesburg - South Africa has impounded a plane belonging to Tanzania's national carrier over a farmer's $33-million compensation claim for his land which the Tanzanian government nationalised decades ago, a lawyer said Sunday.

Trump backs 'right man' Johnson at fractious G7 summit

Biarritz - US President Donald Trump on Sunday backed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the "right man" for Brexit as the two leaders held a warm first meeting at a G7 summit marked by tensions over trade and worries about the Amazon.

UN urges Greece to protect migrant youths after death at camp

Athens - The UN refugee agency on Sunday called on Greece's government to urgently transfer migrant youths to safe areas after a fatal brawl at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos.

'Miracle' Rohingya baby turns two on crackdown anniversary

Cox's Bazar - Heavily pregnant Rohingya mother Rashida Khatun fled her home in a remote village in Myanmar's Rakhine state two years ago, bone-tired but desperate to find a safe place to give birth.
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