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Five held in France for urging attacks on G7 police

Biarritz - French authorities arrested five people for encouraging attacks on a hotel slated to accommodate police during this weekend's G7 summit, sources said Tuesday, as more than 13,000 members of the security forces prepared to deploy for the event.

Glitzy French resort braces for G7 lockdown

Biarritz - Surfers must stay out of the Atlantic waves, tourists will have to keep away from gleaming beaches at the height of the summer season and locals risk being unable to access the city centre.

What to watch at the G7 in surfers' paradise Biarritz

Paris - The leaders of the world's richest countries will gather in the famed surfing town of Biarritz in southwest France on Saturday, worried by headwinds for the global economy and grappling with their own stark divisions.

Boris Johnson makes his big-time debut at Biarritz

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be on his chumminess with US President Donald Trump.

Trump unsettles G7 with support for Russia return

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave a foretaste of his convention-wrecking diplomacy at next weekend's G7 by calling for Russia -- expelled from the group of democracies -- to be readmitted.

Macron presses Putin for Ukraine progress ahead of G7

Bormes-les-mimosas - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday hosts Vladimir Putin for a rare bilateral visit by the Russian strongman to a major EU power, seeking to press the Kremlin to help end the conflict in Ukraine.

Ukraine peace the prize as Macron hosts Putin

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will attempt to convince Russia to accept Ukraine's overtures of dialogue when he meets Vladimir Putin for talks on Monday ahead of a G7 summit.

Facebook's Libra money a threat and far from ready: G7

Vineuil-saint-firmin - A threat to the international financial system. Not ready to be implemented. A potentially shadowy mechanism that could be exploited by criminals.

France urges G7 to find 'international solution' on digital taxes

Paris - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Tuesday urged the G7 club of top world economic powers to find an international solution to taxing digital giants at their meeting outside Paris this week.

Tech tax set to dominate G7 finance ministers meeting

Paris - A row over taxing tech giants is set to dominate a meeting of G7 finance ministers near Paris this week, with the world's leading industrialised nations already riven by disruptive US trade policies.

G7 ministers pledge to make gender equality 'global cause'

Paris - France's Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa and her G7 counterparts on Friday signed a joint declaration to make the issue a "global cause".

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

Dinard - Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations on Saturday urged a greater role for women in solving conflicts, saying that peace settlements with female involvement were more likely to endure.

G7 ministers tackle inequality, cyberdefence — without Pompeo

Dinard - Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations sought Friday to push an agenda of fighting inequality and protecting their democracies from foreign interference at a meeting skipped by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

G7 foreign ministers meet without Pompeo

Dinard - Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations met on Friday in northern France to push the fight against global inequality and cyber-crime despite the conspicuous absence of US top diplomat Mike Pompeo.

Italy's Salvini vows to turn away German migrant rescue ship

Paris - Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday that he had told Germany to deal with a ship run by a German charity carrying dozens of migrants picked up in the Mediterranean, while denouncing the work of NGOs in the region.

Amid transatlantic discord, what's the point of the G7?

Paris - France this week kicks off meetings under its presidency of the club for the world's seven most developed nations as questions mount over the relevance of the group at a time of tension between Europe and the United States.

Pompeo to skip G7 foreign ministers talks in France

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will skip a meeting of Group of Seven ministers this week in France, the State Department said Tuesday, amid persistent tensions between Europe and President Donald Trump.Officials did not explain Pompeo's absence.

G7 says Russia seizure of Ukraine ships unjustified, calls for sailors' release

Ottawa - G7 nations on Friday called Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian ships off Moscow-annexed Crimea unjustified and demanded the release of the 24 sailors, saying the standoff had "dangerously raised tensions.

Dutch join G7-led push to rid oceans of plastics

Ottawa - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his country's endorsement of a G7-led initiative to rid the oceans of plastics, during a visit to Ottawa on Thursday.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Montr - Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Amnesty decries over-the-top security at 2018 G7 summit

Montr - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Canadian authorities of heavy-handedness and rights violations including "unjust arrests and detentions" at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec in June.

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Montr - Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.

Russia must 'account for role' in MH17 tragedy: G7

Ottawa - Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies said on Sunday.

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump's insult

Ottawa - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on Monday after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.

Breaking with allies, Trump shakes up world order

Paris - Washington's break with traditional G7 allies may open the way for a new world order in which Donald Trump cultivates former enemies and US-China ties dictate the pace of the 21st century, analysts say.

After testy G7, how should Europe deal with Trump?

Paris - The G7 summit at the weekend in Canada ended in acrimony when US President Donald Trump refused to sign a joint statement, leaving European leaders aghast at another diplomatic snub.

Britain says hopes US will honour G7 commitments on trade

London - Britain on Monday urged the United States to honour free-trade commitments made at the G7 summit even after US President Donald Trump rejected a joint communique in a bitter spat over tariffs.

Merkel-Trump G7 face-off photo headed for history books

Berlin - A photo posted by the German government showing a determined Angela Merkel standing up to an intransigent Donald Trump appears destined for the history books, summing up the fractures left by a deeply divisive G7 summit.

Trump lashes out at US allies in Twitter rant

Washington - President Donald Trump lashed out at US allies Monday in a Twitter rant focusing on trade following a contentious G7 summit of economic powers in Canada at the weekend.

Op-Ed: U.S. has lost its credibility on the world stage after G7 meeting

Looking back on the G7 summit in Canada this weekend, it is difficult to imagine just how much damage President Donald Trump has done to the formerly united Western alliance.
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