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Merkel backs Macron's call to discuss Amazon wildfire at G7 Summit, says burning of rainforest 'acute emergency'

Firstpost Friday, 23 August 2019
The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an 'acute emergency' and Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it should be discussed by world leaders when they meet for this weekend's G7 summit, her spokesman said on Friday.
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the devastation. Nathan Frandino has more.

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