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Trump arrives in Biarritz for testing G7 summit

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U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz in southwestern France on Saturday for a G7 summit that will likely expose deep rifts over a clutch of issues such as global trade, climate change and taxing big tech.
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Protesters march near Biarritz demanding action from G7 leaders

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Thousands of anti-globalisation and environmental activists joined yellow vest protesters and Basque separatists on Saturday near the French coastal resort of Biarritz to demand action from G7 and other world leaders set to meet there.
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Indian opposition leaders denied entry to Kashmir, sent back from airport

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Indian opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi were barred from leaving the airport on Saturday in Kashmir, where local authorities had warned that their visit could stoke heightened tension in the region.
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China warns U.S. to stop 'wrong' trade actions or face consequences

1 hour 25 sec ago
China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences if it does not end its "wrong actions".
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EU's Tusk asks: does UK's Johnson want to be 'Mr. No deal'?

1 hour 10 min ago
European Council President Donald Tusk said he would meet Britain's new prime minister on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France on Sunday and was ready to hear ideas on how to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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Macron to fight to de-escalate trade tensions, encourage stimulus

1 hour 41 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he hoped to convince G7 leaders to pull back from a trade war which is already destabilizing economic growth around the world.
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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in French resort

1 hour 51 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialized nations, with friction over trade, climate change and Iran likely to snarl the talks.
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G7 summit to be 'a difficult test of unity': EU's Tusk

1 hour 51 min ago
The summit of G7 nations opening on Saturday will be "a difficult test of unity and solidarity" after a year during which leaders of the rich nations have found it hard to find common language, the European Council's president said.
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France delays signing of Internet pledge amid U.S. pressure

2 hours 46 min ago
France delayed the planned signing of a pledge by Internet platforms to fight hate speech online amid pressure from the United States, a French minister said, adding that he was still hopeful the U.S. will join the initiative.
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Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protest petrol bombs

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Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.
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Hong Kong police use tear gas to try to disperse protests

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Hong Kong police used tear gas on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protests on the eastern side of the Kowloon peninsula, across the harbor from Hong Kong island.
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British government welcomes China's release of Hong Kong consulate employee

4 hours 42 min ago
The British government on Saturday welcomed the release of an employee at its consulate in Hong Kong who had been detained in mainland China.
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North Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks

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North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.
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Iranian tanker switches destination, heads to Turkey: ship-tracking data

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An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece, data from real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic showed on Saturday.
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Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in black masks look on

5 hours 22 min ago
Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black masks looking on, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.
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India's top opposition leaders plan to visit Kashmir despite pleas to keep away

5 hours 50 min ago
India's top opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi went ahead with their plans to visit the Kashmir valley in defiance of requests from local authorities not to do so.
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Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station

6 hours 16 min ago
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing a live broadcast.
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Thousands march in Hong Kong; China frees UK mission worker

6 hours 44 min ago
Hong Kong shut four subway stations to head off an anti-government protest in a gritty industrial district on Saturday but thousands marched anyway, as China released a British consulate staffer whose detention had helped fuel tension.
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Chinese ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline amid South China Sea tensions

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A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam's coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China's actions in the disputed waterways.
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Psychologist approved Jeffrey Epstein's removal from suicide watch

7 hours 4 min ago
A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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