International Organizations G7

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet's Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants. California and Alabama declined to be part of the probe. A separate group of eight state attorneys general, led by New York, joined...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said he was looking forward to a completed U.S.- Japan trade agreement at the U.N. General Assembly in New York later this morning. In a posting on Twitter, Pompeo said, "Progress made on the U.S.-# Japan trade deal at the G7 Summit will further our strong economic partnership: a huge win for both nations." He said the two...

  • President Donald Trump during a news conference at the end of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019.

    The U.S. did not agree to the G-7's $22 million fund to help control fires in the Amazon rainforest, a White House official has claimed.

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million offer from the G7 nations to help fight forest fires in the Amazon. The two leaders have become embroiled in a deeply personal and public war of words in...

  • Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president, speaks during a Brazil Day conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., on March 18, 2019.

    Bolsonaro said Brazil may accept the G-7's offer for help with fires in the Amazon if France's Emmanuel Macron withdraws his "insults" regarding the issue.

  • President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States would not imminently impose new tariffs on autos imported from Japan as the largest and third-largest economies continue negotiations to firm up a preliminary trade agreement. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said at the G7 summit that the deal would cut agricultural tariffs across the board...

  • Art Cashin

    CNBC's "Closing Bell" team talks about how news from the G-7 meeting may have impacted markets with Art Cashin of UBS, Ian Winer of Drexel Hamilton and Peter Cecchini of Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • President Donald Trump forecast a trade deal with China and somewhat cooled investor concerns after a ramp up in combativeness derailed markets last week. Trump said after a G7 summit of world leaders in Biarritz, France, that he believed China was sincere about the desire to reach a deal, citing what he described as increasing economic pressure on Beijing and...

  • A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, August 20, 2019.

    World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires. Among those taking action to provide funding for the cause are Leonardo DiCaprio and the G7 nations. New video shows charred regions of the Amazon and firefighters battling the fires.

  • *Trump: China has no choice but to make trade deal. President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a trade deal with China after positive gestures by Beijing, calming global markets that have been roiled by new tariffs from the world's two largest economies. Trump said after a G7 summit of world leaders in Biarritz, France, that he believed China was sincere about...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    The funding announcements come as a petition urging the Brazilian government to preserve the Amazon rainforest surpasses 5 million signatures.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a joint press conference at the end of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019.

    President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States is close to reaching a compromise over France's digital tax.

  • BIARRITZ, France/ BEIJING Aug 26- The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday with Beijing calling for calm and U.S. Trump, speaking on the sidelines of the G7 summit of world leaders in France, said Chinese officials had contacted U.S. trade counterparts overnight and offered to return to the negotiating table. Vice Premier Liu He, who has...

  • *Trump opens door to diplomacy with Iran. President Donald Trump on Monday offered an olive branch to China after days of intense feuding over trade and opened the door to diplomacy on Iran, easing tension on the last day of a strained G7 summit. These ranged from Washington's escalating trade war with China, which many fear could tip the slowing world economy into...

  • BIARRITZ, France, Aug 25- Iran's foreign minister paid a visit to a G7 summit in France on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. A White House official said France's invitation to Mohammad Javad Zarif for talks on the sidelines of the gathering in the southwestern beachside town of Biarritz was "a surprise".

  • *Zarif talks with France on reducing tension with Washington. European leaders have struggled to calm a deepening confrontation between Iran and the United States since Trump pulled his country out of Iran's internationally brokered 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on the Iranian economy. Earlier on Sunday at the summit, Trump appeared to brush...

  • BIARRITZ, France, Aug 25- U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was getting along well with his Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders as they prepared to discuss global trade woes. "Before I arrived in France, the Fake and Disgusting News was saying that relations with the 6 others countries in the G-7 are very tense,...

  • *France deploys 13,000 police to keep protesters from summit. BAYONNE, France, Aug 24- 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. Roiled by months of anti-government...

  • By Jeff Mason and William James. BIARRITZ, France, Aug 24- 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. Macron set an agenda for the group- France, Britain,...

  • BIARRITZ, France, Aug 24- 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 destabilising economic growth around the world. Johnson and Trump are due to meet on Sunday morning for what are expected to be positive talks on their countries' future...