Tag: Biarritz (France)

Group of 7, Minus Trump

One of the few concrete pledges to come out of the Group of 7 summit in Biarritz, on France’s Atlantic coast, was an aid package of $20 million for Brazil and its neighbors in the Amazon basin to fight fires raging through the rainforest. The sum was a trifle, given the scale of the fires […]

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At G7 Summit, Trump Pivots Again on Trade War, Saying China Wants a Deal

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump shifted tone on his trade war with China yet again on Monday, expressing confidence that the two sides can reach a deal and calling President Xi Jinping a “great leader” three days after branding him an “enemy.” As he completed an international summit meeting, Mr. Trump told reporters that Chinese […]

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Rule 1 at the G7 Meeting? Don’t Get You-Know-Who Mad

BIARRITZ, France — For a day, at least, everyone was on their best behavior when the cameras were on, eager to present a show of bonhomie after so many previous meetings ended in discord. But behind the scenes at the annual gathering of some of the world’s leading powers, President Trump still found himself at […]

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Trump Offers Contradictory Signals on China Trade War

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump offered deeply contradictory signals about his trade war with China on Sunday, ending the day by escalating his threats of higher tariffs even as he remained isolated from fellow world leaders on a strategy that has rattled the global economy. A day after defending his authority to order American companies […]

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Iranian Official Makes Surprise Appearance on Sidelines of G7 Summit

BIARRITZ, France — He was not on the original invitation list, but when a plane landed in Biarritz on Sunday bringing Iran’s foreign minister to the city hosting President Trump and other world leaders, it got everyone’s attention. The surprise guest, Mohammad Javad Zarif, flew to the resort town in southern France on a last-minute […]

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At G7 Summit, Trump Meets Allies Who Remain Wary of Him

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times Trump has backed away from his latest threat in the trade war with China. President Trump backed off a threat to escalate his trade war with China, admitting to “second […]

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Trump Raves Over Macron at G7, While Aides Slam France

BIARRITZ, France — Lunching on a patio overlooking the Bay of Biscay at the Hôtel du Palais on Saturday, President Trump gushed over Emmanuel Macron, the French president and the host of the weekend’s annual Group of 7 meeting, held this year in the quaint beach town of Biarritz in the south of France. But […]

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Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump asserted on Saturday that he has the authority to make good on his threat to force all American businesses to leave China, citing a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists, drug traffickers and outlier states like Iran, Syria and Libya. As he arrived in France […]

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World Leaders’ G7 Expectations: A Nice Chat, Some Good Wine, No Unity With Trump

WASHINGTON — After they wooed him in Taormina, Italy, in 2017, President Trump snubbed world leaders by dropping out of the Paris climate accords. When they reached consensus in Charlevoix, Canada, a year later, Mr. Trump abruptly refused to sign their joint statement and escalated his trade war with personal insults. And as the NATO […]

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Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, known for his bombast and outspokenness, begins his first foreign trip as leader on Wednesday walking a daunting diplomatic tightrope, ostensibly trying to pry Brexit concessions from stony-faced Europeans while keeping a wary eye on his domestic opponents with a general election possible in the fall. And […]

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