French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters

French riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit. A police helicopter circled as dozens of protesters, some hurling stones, shouted slogans and abuse at the lines of …

Britain sends another warship to boost presence in the Gulf

Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defense minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region. Tensions have risen between Iran and Britain after Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker last month. That came after British forces captured an Iranian oil tanker near …

Ethiopia’s opposition parties criticize election law changes

Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition. A general view shows Ethiopia’s Parliament buildings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri One of the main amendments …

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders arrive for summit in France

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain’s exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, planned the three-day meeting in the Atlantic …

Britain joins Germany in criticizing Macron’s Mercosur threat

Britain joined Germany on Saturday in criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to block a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur group of southern American countries to pressure Brazil on Amazon forest fires. French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose during a meeting with …

French police use water cannons, tear gas on anti-G7 protesters

French riot police briefly used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit. A police helicopter circled overhead as dozens of protesters, some wearing face masks, taunted lines of police. Earlier, …

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders arrive for summit in France

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain’s exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, planned the three-day meeting in the Atlantic …

Britain joins Germany in criticizing Macron’s Mercosur threat

Britain joined Germany on Saturday in criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to block a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur group of southern American countries to pressure Brazil on Amazon forest fires. French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose during a meeting with …

France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge

France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo France, which is hosting the …