World leaders and special invited guests posed for a 'family photo' along the picturesque Biarritz seaside on Sunday, set against a backdrop of worries over a global economic downturn and disunity on a range of matters.
It was all smiles for a family photo of with G7 countries comprising the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Canada in the French resort city of Biarritz on Sunday.
But the smiles and customary French greeting with a kiss on both cheeks, have been overshadowed by more pressing world issues.
European leaders have been trying to quell a confrontation between Washington and Tehran since the U.S. withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.
Before leaving Washington, Trump stepped up his trade dispute with China, and at a meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Trump said his allies "respect" the tariff war.
The world leaders are also faced with the task of figuring out how to unify and tackle major wildfires burning up swaths of the Amazon rain forest.
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.
He said they were finalizing a possible deal on "technical and financial help."
This is the world's largest chocolate museum. Opened in Zurich on 13th September by Swiss chocolatier Lindt, the Willy Wonka-esque factory also features the world’s highest free-standing chocolate fountain. Measuring at just over nine metres high, the chocolate fountain will see 1,000 litres of melted chocolate flow from a ginormous hovering whisk and will descend to cover a giant Lindor ball. It’s also the centerpiece greeting guests at the entrance, setting the tone for the chocolatey experience ahead. The museum offers fans of the brand and chocolate lovers a unique insight into how its iconic sweet treats are made. And unlike at Willy Wonka’s factory, guests are encouraged to take chocolate home.
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Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the United States set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic. Gloria Tso reports.
Any presidential election in the United States America is bound to divide Americans, but it seems like the country is more divided than ever. And getting there has taken years. But how did it happen? And how does America get out of it?View on euronews
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The French presidency decried Erdoğan's "excess and rudeness" in his comments questioning Emmanuel Macron's mental health. It comes after the French president said he would do more to combat Islamic extremism.View on euronews
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In the wake of the brutal beheading of Samuel Paty, French President Emmanuel Macron has promised a further crackdown on extremism. Some critics say the government's measures to handle the situation are disproportionate and dangerous. View on euronews
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In a moving national tribute to Samuel Paty, the teacher who was murdered by an Islamist extremist over a lesson on freedom of speech, Macron vowed that France would continue the "fight for freedom."View on euronews
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Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, has enjoyed close ties, some would say a free pass, with Donald Trump in the White House. Joe Biden has promised that if he becomes U.S. president, that will change. Lucy Fielder reports.
The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran's nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries. Gloria Tso reports.
After nearly five years of incarceration, British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could face an additional year in an Iranian prison. According to CNN, Zaghari-Ratcliffe's lawyer says new charges, called 'propaganda against the ruling establishment,' have been filed against her. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained at Tehran airport in April 2016 and jailed on espionage charges. She is currently under house arrest in Iran.
The husband of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hasappealed to UK officials to insist on being allowed to attend her second trialwhen it begins in Tehran on Sunday. Richard Ratcliffe said his family havebeen “caught” between two governments “fighting”. Speaking to the PA newsagency after it was revealed his wife was facing another trial in Iran, MrRatcliffe said: “We’ve always been treated in a strange, odd way and markedout as exceptional. “This second court case is doing that again, and it’ssignalling again she’s being held for political leverage to push the BritishGovernment to do something."
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Around two-thirds of respondents in France (64%), Germany (67%) and Italy (68%) agreed not sufficient action was being taken in Europe. UK respondents agreed but in lower numbers (57%).View on euronews
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In the Harz region in the middle of Germany, dead spruce trees stand like white ghosts on the hilltops. They are victims of the bark beetle – a small insect that is causing major destruction across Germany.
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The 2020 Six Nations will resume on Saturday. We take a look at how thingsmight pan out with Ireland hosting Italy on Saturday, followed by Walesentertaining Scotland, England visiting Italy and Ireland travelling to Francethe following weekend..
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As data shows fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands with historic force, President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday (September 17) that Brazil "should be congratulated for the way it preserves its environment." Libby Hogan reports.
Often likened to the world's 'lungs,' the Amazon rainforest in Brazil seems to be suffering from a bad case of smoker's cough. CNN reports that for the second year in a row, countless uncontrolled wildfires continue to rage at high levels there. Scientists are concerned that the rainforest's destruction could eventually bring the Amazon to a point of no return. Under President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, governmental measures to curb illegal fires have shown little impact.
Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to increase funding for the poorestfamilies over Christmas in an attempt to head off a damaging revolt over freeschool meals. The Times quoted allies of the Prime Minister as saying work wasunder way on providing additional support for eligible pupils outside termtime. There was no immediate response to the reports from Downing Street. Sucha move is likely to be seen as a partial climbdown by the Government in itsstruggle with footballer Marcus Rashford, who has been spearheading demandsfor free meals to be extended in England over the school holidays. However, itwas unclear whether it would be enough to defuse the growing anger on the Torybenches as more MPs continued to speak out against the Government’s handlingof the issue.
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Boris Johnson recieves the Royal British Legion outside Number 10 as the remembrance poppy goes on sale to the public tomorrow. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson holds a press conference regarding the coronavirus situation.The Prime Minister was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak who has announcedbillions of pounds of extra help for firms and workers hit by coronavirusrestrictions.The package includes making the Job Support Scheme, whichreplaces the current furlough system, more generous.There will also be grantsof £2,100 available for firms in Tier 2 areas of England, primarily aimed athelping hospitality and leisure venues which have seen takings plummet due toa restrictions on households mixing.
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Boris Johnson has defended the government's approach to tackling the Covid-19 outbreak, warning that an "extreme laissez faire" response, giving people greater freedom, would result in "many thousands more deaths". At a Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister also thanked people for their "bravery" and "patience" in living under coronavirus restrictions. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn