G7 summit to be "a difficult test of unity" - EU's Tusk

G7 summit to be "a difficult test of unity" - EU's Tusk

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 between the Group of Seven.
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Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Bolsonaro to send troops to Amazon amidst international pressure over wildfires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike in fire outbreaks this year. Mia Womersley reports
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N.Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks

N.Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks

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.Mia Womersley reports
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Stocks fall as Trump issues higher tariff threat

Stocks fall as Trump issues higher tariff threat

Stocks fell two or more percent Friday before President Donald Trump made good on a threat to escalate the trade war between the U.S. and China by jacking up planned tariffs on Chinese-made goods in retaliation for Beijing's threat of new tariffs. C
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Week ahead on Wall Street

Week ahead on Wall Street

Earnings reports and economic data out next week will capture the health of the American consumer who is driving the U.S. economy.
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Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests. Nathan Frandi
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Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street tumbled Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply, with President Donald Trump demanding that U.S. companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing announced its own retaliatory measures.
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Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam held a climate change protest on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, as world leaders put pressure on Brazil to do more to save the amazon rainforest from wildfires.
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Powell reassures Fed will defend U.S. economy

Powell reassures Fed will defend U.S. economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell used a highly-anticipated speech to hint the Fed will cut interest again to ensure the U.S. economy continues to grow but offered little clues on when the next cut will come. Conway G.
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Life in prison for murder of Spanish golfer

Life in prison for murder of Spanish golfer

Collin Daniel Richards was sentenced to life in prison Friday for stabbing Spanish golfer 22-year-old Barquin Arozamena to death last September. Arozamena was a budding golf star who'd been studying at Iowa State University. Priscilla Huff reporting.
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Russia's floating nuclear plant readies for Northern Sea Route

Russia's floating nuclear plant readies for Northern Sea Route

Russia's first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country's most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns.
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