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Trump dumps plan to host G-7 at his golf course — blames media

Two days after the White House said that President Donald Trump had directed next year's Group of Seven summit to be held at Trump National Doral Miami resort, the president tweeted late Saturday that no, actually, it will not.

Swift backlash as Trump picks own golf resort to host G7

Washington - US President Donald Trump has awarded hosting of the next G7 summit to one of his own Florida golf clubs, the White House said on Thursday, sparking accusations of corruption from opposition lawmakers and ethics campaigners.

Poland opposes Trump bid for Russia's G7 return

Warsaw - Poland's president on Monday opposed a proposal by US President Donald Trump to reintegrate Russia into the elite G7 group, insisting that "business as usual" was unacceptable given Moscow's occupation of Ukrainian territory.

Morales thanks G7 for 'tiny' Amazon aid

La Paz - Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales gave a half-hearted welcome Tuesday to a G7 pledge of $20 million to fight the Amazon wildfires, describing it as "tiny.

Trump is given the first watch made with recycled fishing nets

The first watch in the world made of recycled fishing nets has been developed and 100 were manufactured at the request of the French government and handed to G7 leaders to promote the idea of a sustainable planet.

US tech industry group denounces Trump deal on France digital tax

Washington - A US trade group representing major technology firms on Tuesday denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron that leaves the levy in place until a new international taxation plan takes effect.

Macron's art of the deal on display at G7

Paris - For some, the mere fact that Donald Trump stuck around marked out this week's G7 summit in Biarritz as a resounding success for his French host Emmanuel Macron.

China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with G7 on Hong Kong

Bejing - Beijing on Tuesday voiced "strong dissatisfaction" with a joint statement issued by the G7 leaders, who backed Hong Kong's autonomy and called for calm after months of civil unrest.

Brazil's Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

Porto Velho - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Tamer Trump on show at G7, but brash US leader never far

Biarritz - Like Superman disguised as the mild-mannered Clark Kent, Donald Trump showed his tamer side at the G7 -- but the maverick showman expected by the world didn't take long to burst back out.

US, France reach agreement on digital taxes

Biarritz - French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday G7 members had reached an agreement on the taxation of tech giants, a long-standing subject of friction between France and the US which has threatened to retaliate with tariffs on French wines.

From surprise guests to family photos: G7 highlights

Biarritz - An unexpected guest, a last-minute power lunch and an eyebrow-raising group picture: the G7 summit in the French surfing resort of Biarritz made waves on several levels.

Russia divides G7 leaders as Trump pushes for readmission

Biarritz - The future reintegration of Russia into the elite G7 group of the world's rich nations divided leaders at its summit in France on Monday, as President Donald Trump pushed for Moscow to be allowed back after its 2014 expulsion.

Trump says next G7 summit likely to be at his golf club

Biarritz - President Donald Trump said Monday he could host next year's G7 summit at his own golf club in Miami, drawing immediate criticism that he is profiteering from his presidency.

G7 pledges millions to help fight Amazon fires

Biarritz - The G7 has agreed to spend 20 million euros ($22 million) on the Amazon, mainly to send fire-fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing many parts of the world's biggest rainforest, the presidents of France and Chile announced Monday.

Iran president makes case for talks as G7 gambit slammed

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani came out strongly in favour of talks Monday as his top diplomat came under fire from hardline media for a surprise visit to a G7 summit.

UK pledges £10 mn for fire-ravaged Amazon

Biarritz - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday pledged £10 million ($12.3 million) to help restore the Amazon rainforest which has been ravaged by fires, sparking a wave of global concern.

Trump ready to meet Iranian president in potential breakthrough

Biarritz - US President Donald Trump said Monday at the G7 summit that he is prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart within weeks in what would amount to a stunning change of direction in the two countries' smouldering standoff.

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.

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.

US, Japan agree trade deal 'in principle'

Biarritz - US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday announced a deal in principle on a major bilateral trade deal.

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...

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 denies China trade war causing friction at G7

Biarritz - President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that his trade war with China is causing friction at the G7 summit, but indicated he will hold off from a threatened further escalation for now."I think they respect the trade war.

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.

Tusk says 'hard to imagine' EU-Mercosur trade deal while Amazon burns

Biarritz - EU Council president Donald Tusk said it was hard to imagine the bloc ratifying its trade pact with South America's Mercosur grouping as long as Brazil fails to curb the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest.

French police fire tear gas at anti-G7 protesters near summit

Ir - French police used tear gas and water cannon to break up anti-G7 protesters in the southern city of Bayonne on Saturday, as leaders from the world's leading industrialised nations arrived for their summit just a few kilometres away in Biarritz.

Who is 'Mr No Deal'? Johnson, EU spar on Brexit at G7

Biarritz - Accusing one another of being "Mr No Deal", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Council President Donald Tusk exchanged accusations at the G7 summit Saturday over who will be to blame if Britain crashes out the bloc without an accord.

EU leaders round on Trump over trade at G7

Biarritz - European leaders rounded on US President Donald Trump over his trade threats Saturday at a G7 summit in France marred by trans-Atlantic tension and worries about the global economy.

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly into France

Ir - More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march over a bridge linking France and Spain on Saturday as leaders from the Group of 7 nations descended for their summit in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz.
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