Tag: Group of Seven

Trump Denies U.S. Responsibility in Iranian Missile Base Explosion

A mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American sabotage, rather than an accident, that was responsible for the third successive failure of Tehran’s efforts to show it could loft satellites into orbit. As pictures from commercial satellites of a rocket’s smoking remains began to circulate, President Trump […]

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Who Owns the Amazon?

News Update: Brazil rejected the $22 million in Amazon aid pledged at the G7. At the Group of 7 summit, aides to President Trump complained that the French president, Emmanuel Macron, was focusing the summit not on the global economy but on “niche issues” — among them climate change. At the same time, fires continued […]

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How Emmanuel Macron Positioned Himself as Star of the G7 Show

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France seemed to be everywhere at once during the Group of 7 summit. For the space of a weekend, at least, the West appeared to have one person running the show, and it was not the American president. One day, Mr. Macron was wooing President Trump over a long, […]

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Brazil Says It Will Reject $22 Million in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7

RIO DE JANEIRO — Hours after leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest countries pledged more than $22 million to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s government angrily rejected the offer, in effect telling the other nations to mind their own business. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil expressed his ire in a […]

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How the U.S.-China Trade War Hurts the Rest of the World

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher At the Group of 7 summit in France this week, President Trump seemed determined to prove that he can wage a trade war with China without hurting the economy. But there are already signs of distress. […]

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Iran’s Rouhani Says No Talks With Trump Until Sanctions Are Lifted

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said on Tuesday that he would not sit down for a meeting with President Trump until Washington had lifted all of its economic sanctions against Iran. His comment came a day after President Emmanuel Macron of France said he would try to arrange a meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. […]

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The G7 Summit, Brought to You by the Trump Organization

The Doral golf resort near Miami has been struggling ever since its owner, Donald Trump, kicked off his bid for the presidency. In the span of two years, its net operating income fell by almost 70 percent. Maybe that’s why what passes for presidential diplomacy these days includes this pitch, made by Mr. Trump just […]

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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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As Trump Swerves on Trade War, It’s Whiplash for the Rest of the World

BIARRITZ, France — Remember when President Xi Jinping of China was the “enemy”? That was so Friday. As of Monday, according to President Trump, Mr. Xi was “a great leader” and a “brilliant man.” What about that edict by Mr. Trump, who “hereby ordered” American companies to leave China? Three days later, he was positive […]

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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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Trump Suggests His Miami Resort as ‘Great Place’ for Next G7 Meeting

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump suggested on Monday that he plans to host next year’s Group of 7 summit meeting for world leaders at his Doral luxury golf resort near Miami, once again raising ethical issues about the mixing of his businesses and presidency. If he follows through, the spectacle of the annual gathering of […]

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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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Johnson Walks Tightrope at G7, as Trump Pledges ‘Very Big Trade Deal’ for U.K.

LONDON — At his first international summit meeting as prime minister of Britain, Boris Johnson won approval for his approach to Brexit from President Trump, who praised the new leader as the “right man for the job” and promised a “very big trade deal” with the United States. The comments, which followed a meeting on […]

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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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As the Amazon Burns, Europe Leads the Charge on Climate

PARIS — As the Amazon burned and the world faced an ecological disaster, President Emmanuel Macron of France bluntly criticized Brazil’s leader this week and threatened to kill a major trade deal between Europe and Brazil. President Trump, on the other hand, posted a Tweet only Friday evening, saying that the United States was ready […]

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