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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in French resort

2:46pm BST

BIARRITZ, France U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialised nations, with friction over trade, climate change and Iran likely to snarl the talks. | Video

France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms

23 Aug 2019

BIARRITZ, France France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States, as world powers prepare to discuss tensions on the issue during the G7 leaders' summit.

France deploys Michelin-starred chefs to win over G7 leaders

23 Aug 2019

BIARRITZ, France World leaders converging on the seaside Basque resort of Biarritz for a summit this weekend are sharply divided on a range of issues but host country France hopes the famed local cuisine can help smooth over the disagreements.

Macron to meet Iranians before G7 to float ideas for defusing crisis

21 Aug 2019

PARIS France’s President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would meet Iranian officials ahead of this weekend's G7 summit and make proposals aimed at de-escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

21 Aug 2019

PARIS Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over trade, Iran and climate change. | Video

France tells Johnson: let's work on post-Brexit relationship

26 Jul 2019

PARIS France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, a French minister said on Friday.

EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism - Macron

22 Jul 2019

PARIS Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall

09 Jul 2019

PARIS France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, the transport minister said on Tuesday, in a move expected to raise around 180 million euros (£161.8 million) from 2020.

French minister backpedals after stir over journalist watchdog

27 Jun 2019

PARIS A French minister was forced to backpedal on Thursday after he suggested creating a journalist watchdog to sanction media outlets that spread false information, stirring outrage among reporters.

French minister backpedals after stir over journalist watchdog

27 Jun 2019

PARIS, June 27 A French minister was forced to backpedal on Thursday after he suggested creating a journalist watchdog to sanction media outlets that spread false information, stirring outrage among reporters.

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