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French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters

34 min 44 sec ago
French riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit.

Britain sends another warship to boost presence in the Gulf

43 min 36 sec ago
Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defense minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region.

Ethiopia's opposition parties criticize election law changes

1 hour 11 min ago
Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition.

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders arrive for summit in France

1 hour 17 min ago
Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had 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.

Britain joins Germany in criticizing Macron's Mercosur threat

1 hour 27 min ago
Britain joined Germany on Saturday in criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to block a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur group of southern American countries to pressure Brazil on Amazon forest fires.

French police use water cannons, tear gas on anti-G7 protesters

1 hour 37 min ago
French riot police briefly used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit.

France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge

1 hour 42 min ago
France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.

Brazil says thousands of troops available to combat forest fires

2 hours 54 min ago
Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires and could send more from elsewhere in the country, the joint chief of staff for the country's military said on Saturday.

Tunisia's Karoui still presidential candidate despite arrest: electoral commission

3 hours 12 min ago
Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui remains in the race for next month's presidential election despite his arrest on Friday, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Italy's 5-Star, PD talks on new government hit stumbling block over PM Conte

3 hours 32 min ago
Talks between Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government have hit a stumbling block over the PD's opposition to Giuseppe Conte being reinstated as prime minister.

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

3 hours 46 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would tell President Donald Trump at this weekend's G7 summit to pull back from a trade war that is already destabilizing economic growth around the world.

EU's Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7

4 hours 8 min ago
The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies, saying there were even more reasons than before for keeping Moscow out.

Who would be Brexit's Mr No-Deal? Johnson and Tusk trade barbs

4 hours 41 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Council head Donald Tusk sparred on Saturday over who would be to blame should Britain leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal in place.

Tunisia's Karoui still presidential candidate despite arrest: electoral commission

4 hours 48 min ago
Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui remains in the race for next month's presidential election despite his arrest on Friday, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

Turkey says Syria safe zone center with U.S. fully operational: Anadolu

5 hours 9 min ago
A joint Turkish-U.S. operation center to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria is fully operational, Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday according to Anadolu news agency.

Britain's Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein

5 hours 14 min ago
Britain’s Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

France's Macron says Europe looking at 'new tax cuts' to stimulate growth

5 hours 19 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Europe will "probably" decide to launch new tax cuts to kick-start a flagging economy threatened by a tit-for-tat trade war between the United States and its global partners.

Hong Kong protests met with tear gas; China frees UK mission staffer

5 hours 40 min ago
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention had fueled tensions.

Does Johnson want to be remembered as 'Mr. No deal'? EU's Tusk hopes not

5 hours 43 min ago
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday he would not cooperate with Britain on an exit from the EU without a withdrawal agreement and said he hoped new prime minister Boris Johnson did not want to be remembered as "Mr. No Deal".

UK PM Johnson says Tusk will be known as 'Mr No Deal' if agreement not changed

5 hours 47 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned European Council President Donald Tusk that unless he agrees to change the Brexit divorce deal, Tusk will be known as "Mr No Deal".

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