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- Leaders gathered in Biarritz, France for the G-7 Summit over the weekend to confront an array of global issues.
- The three-day summit was expected to be tense as trade policy, nuclear tension, and environmental concerns dominated headlines in the days leading up to the series of meetings.
- Protesters, leaders’ spouses, and a surprise arrival made headlines while key meetings continued into the week.
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World leaders gathered in Biarritz, France for the G-7 Summit over the weekend to confront an array of global issues.
The annual summit is taking place this year amid an escalating trade war between the US and China, Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, and concern over fires that have devastated the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.
The first two days of the summit were filled with a flurry of reports on leaders’ progress in confronting international affairs.
See some of the highlights from the summit below:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Saturday for a one-on-one discussion.
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Johnson and Trudeau discussed Canada’s existing trade deal with the EU and how that would function in the future once Britain officially divorces from Europe.
It was the leaders’ first sit-down meeting since Johnson assumed the role of Britain’s Prime Minister in July.
Source: Global News
French President Emmanuel Macron had lunch with President Donald Trump Saturday, where Trump boasted of his and Macron’s "special relationship."
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Source: The Washington Post
Sunday’s agenda included a roundtable meeting that was deemed a Working Session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs.
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- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
- President of the European Council Donald Tusk
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
- President Donald Trump
- French President Emmanuel Macron
- Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- Trump admits to having ‘second thoughts’ on his trade war with China
- Trump will be blamed for a global recession if he continues his trade war with China, says Boris Johnson
- Trump’s aides are reportedly seething over the French president’s handling of the G7 summit