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  • 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".

  • BRASILIA, Aug 25- A record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest's importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatch the military to assist in firefighting. The Amazon- 60% of which is in Brazil- is the world's largest tropical rainforest.

  • *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...

  • Aug 25- Third Point LLC, the U.S. hedge fund that has pushed for changes at companies ranging from Nestle SA to Campbell Soup Co, has amassed a stake in Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica SA, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Third Point, run by billionaire investor Daniel Loeb, is targeting EssilorLuxottica amid a power struggle inside the world's...

  • BIARRITZ, France, Aug 25- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing. G7 leaders give Macron nod to message Iran French police fire tear gas, water at protesters "So far so good,"...

  • "We can confirm that a micro seismic event measuring 2.1 ML on the Richter scale occurred at Preston New Road. After Wednesday's tremor, the company paused fracking at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire, northwest England. Cuadrilla repeatedly had to stop operations last year under Britain's traffic light regulation system, which immediately suspends...

  • 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,...

  • *Summit coincides with escalating U.S.- China trade war. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialised nations, with friction over trade, climate change and Iran likely to snarl the talks. Summit host French President Emmanuel Macron wants the heads of Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan...

  • BIARRITZ, France, Aug 24- Leaders of the G7 nations began arriving in France on Saturday for a summit as a U.S.- China row over protectionism highlighted President Emmanuel Macron's tough task in delivering real results on trade, Iran and climate change. Summit host Macron wants the leaders of Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States to focus on...

  • BIARRITZ, France, Aug 24- Leaders of the G7 nations began arriving in France on Saturday for a summit as a U.S.- China row over protectionism highlighted President Emmanuel Macron's tough task in delivering real results on trade, Iran and climate change. Summit host Macron wants the leaders of Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States to focus on...

  • BRASILIA/ BRUSSELS, Aug 23- European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron called for G7 leaders to discuss the environmental crisis in...

  • BRASILIA, Aug 23- European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis. France and Ireland said on Friday they would now oppose the E.U.-Mercosur farming deal...

  • BANK OF ENGLAND GOVERNOR CARNEY SAYS TRADE WAR IMPACTING GLOBAL CONFIDENCE- CNBC INTERVIEW.

  • *Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations. *China unveils retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. NEW YORK, Aug 23- Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods including crude oil, another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

  • *Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations. *China unveils retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. NEW YORK, Aug 23- Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods including crude oil, another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

  • *Trump presses U.S. companies to close China operations. China unveils retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. NEW YORK, Aug 23- Oil prices fell more than 2% on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- The dollar slipped from three-week highs against the euro and one-week peaks versus the yen on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell set the stage for further interest rate cuts, leaning away from earlier comments by other Fed officials who said further easing was not necessary for now. Markets were divided on what they thought...

  • LONDON, Aug 23- The pound fell on Friday after enjoying its biggest one-day gain in months, as investors reassessed whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had made any progress in convincing the European Union to renegotiate the Brexit agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments on Thursday that a solution to the Irish border question could...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- The dollar rose to a three-week high against the euro and a one-week peak versus the yen on Friday ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, with investors expecting him to express some reluctance to embark on a long rate-cut cycle after a chorus of Fed officials voiced a similar sentiment. Powell will address the Jackson Hole...

  • Trade, climate change, exchange rates, government spending, Brexit, dealings with China, Iran and Russia- there doesn't seem to be an issue that all members of the wealthy G7 group of nations agree on. Summit host France's president, Emmanuel Macron, has put climate change centre-stage for the event. Locked in a trade war with China, he has floated the idea of tariffs on...