View of burnt areas of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Photo: AFP

Global outcry grows as hundreds of new fires rage in Amazon

  • More than 1,600 new fires were ignited between Thursday and Friday, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research
  • Brazil’s president comes under increasing pressure to tackle source of the problem
Topic |   Environment

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View of burnt areas of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive in Biarritz for the G7 summit. Photo: Reuters

EU leaders round on US President Donald Trump over trade as tense G7 summit gets underway

  • The US president blew up last year’s summit by engaging in a bitter row with Canada’s prime minister and refusing to sign the traditional joint declaration
  • His administration now stands even farther apart from its key allies on a number of issues, including climate change, Iran, Brexit and Brazil
Topic |   G7

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive in Biarritz for the G7 summit. Photo: Reuters
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