Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italy’s acting Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a G7 working session on "International Economy and Trade, and International Security Agenda"during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019 Reuters EU leaders piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon rainforest Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain’s exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, planned the three-day meeting in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz as a chance to unite a group of wealthy countries that has struggled in recent years to speak with one voice. Macron set an agenda for the group – France, Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – that included the defence of democracy, gender equality, education and the environment. He invited Asian, African and Latin American leaders to join them for a global push on these issues. However, in a bleak assessment of relations between once-close allies, European Council President Donald Tusk said it was getting "increasingly" hard to find common ground. "This is another G7 summit which will be a difficult test of unity and solidarity […]

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