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Unity Among World Leaders Tested in G-7 Summit in France

The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local):

7:40 p.m.

A French diplomat says President Emmanuel Macron tried to reduce the pressure exerted by President Donald Trump over a new digital services tax the country is imposing on internet giants. 2,117 more words

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Trump Claims He Has 'Absolute Right' to Order U.S. Companies Out of China Under 1977 Law

President Donald Trump claimed he has the “absolute right” to “order” US companies to stop doing business with China that would involve using his broad executive authority in a new and unprecedented way under a 1977 law. 638 more words

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Amazon Rainforest Fires: Brazil Says 44,000 Troops Beginning Operations After Blazes Trigger Outcry

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. 518 more words

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Prince Andrew, Who Visited Epstein After His Release in 2010, Denies Knowledge of Sex Crimes

Britain’s Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. 221 more words

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Brazil's President to Send Military to Help With Massive Wildfires Tearing Through the Amazon Rainforest

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil’s Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. 1,088 more words

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North Korea Again Test-Fires Missiles After Threatening to Remain U.S. Threat

North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday for the seventh time in a month, South Korea’s military said, a day after it threatened to remain America’s biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country. 374 more words

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Police Searching for 22-Year-Old Son of Ex-NFL Player and Wife Killed in Small Minnesota Town

Authorities in Minnesota were searching Friday for the son of former NFL player Barry Bennett after Bennett and his wife were found shot dead at their home in Long Prairie. 249 more words

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