Police Fire Water Cannons Against G-7 Protesters

Police Fire Water Cannons Against G-7 Protesters

Police Fire Water Cannons Against G-7 Protesters

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump jabbed at each other even before the American touched down on French soil.

Macron opened the summit with a dinner at the base of a clifftop lighthouse overlooking Biarritz, at which a menu of piperade, a Basque vegetable specialty, tuna and French cheeses awaited the leaders.

European Council President Donald Tusk warned that this may be one of the last chances "to restore our political community".

And almost everyone kept a trade threat close at hand. Neither addressed the tech tax or tariffs. For a meeting where the disputes traditionally happen in private, the results were looking grim.

In a televised speech before the summit, Macron said he hoped to find common ground with US President Donald Trump, who acrimoniously ended last year's G7 meeting in Canada, leaving the gathering and rejecting the final communique, an agreed upon statement released by all members. He already rejected Trump's request to let Russian Federation rejoin the group five years after being expelled over its seizure of Crimea. But I think that the great challenges that we have: "Climate, biodiversity, the technological transformation, the fight against inequality, this global insecurity, we will only resolve them by acting together, by reconciling", he said. "Big weekend with other world leaders!" Accusing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of lying about his efforts to tackle climate change, Macron promised to place the burning Amazon rainforest at the top of his agenda for the weekend, and threatened to veto a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc that includes several South American countries.

Ireland joined in the threat. "He's seen what president Trump can do", he said.

Issuing a statement would be "pointless", Macron said.

Opposition team may be stopped at Srinagar Airport, sent back: Cops
Azad was twice stopped at Jammu airport, most recently, and was "forcibly" sent back to Delhi on each occasion. Top Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma had accompanied Rahul Gandhi.

Lowered expectations are nothing new for the G-7, but this year's intent seems to be just to avoid diplomatic catastrophe, salvage the possible, and show voters that their leaders have a role on the world stage. "Have a discussion without a bust-up, no repeat of Charlevoix, please".

Wall Street stocks slumped Friday after Trump escalated his trade war with China that is seen as responsible for a global slowdown.

All eyes will be on the dynamic between Trump and Johnson, two figures who relish the unpredictability they have sown.

"We must find new ways to launch real stimulus, stimulate growth", he said, pointing at rock-bottom interest rates which he said should spur countries with budgetary room for manoeuvre to invest in education and job-creating initiatives.

Johnson, who has said since he took office last month that he will take the country out of the bloc on Oct 31 regardless of whether a deal can be reached, later retorted that it would be Tusk himself who would carry the mantle if Britain could not secure a new withdrawal agreement. Macron himself is deeply unpopular at home, and the yellow vest protesters who have plagued him since a year ago have followed him to Biarritz.

Another reason could be the escalation in trade disputes between France and United States, said Bays.

The protesters shouted "Everybody hates the police" and "anti, anti anti-capitalists" as the mood took a darker turn from peaceful protests earlier in the day in an authorised march on the French-Spanish border.

Recommended News

  • Employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission held in China released

    Employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission held in China released

    Activists have called for a complete withdrawal of a bill that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China for trial. As the afternoon wore on, some fired stones from slingshots, prompting a charge from police, wielding batons and pepper spray.
    NASA astronaut accused of hacking ex-spouse’s bank account from space

    NASA astronaut accused of hacking ex-spouse’s bank account from space

    NASA said at the time that the decision was McClain's choice as there were not enough space suits in McClain and Koch's sizes. The bank informed her that one of the computers was registered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration .
    Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan's airport saga continues…

    Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan's airport saga continues…

    The 24-year-old actor never misses any chance to show her inherent quality of kindness, generosity and good spirits. The actor was reportedly returning from Bangkok, and was seen in a white, long-sleeved T-shirt and dark glasses.
  • Is No Credit Better Than Having Bad Credit?

    In fact, that’s the best possible use of credit — engaging it to do something that can help you make money. No Credit The good news about having no credit history is there’s nothing negative about you out there.
    India's former finance minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

    India's former finance minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66

    Rahul Gandhi too said that he was "sorry to hear" about his demise and offered his condolences to his family. Arun Jaitley was born in 1952 to Ratan Prabha and Maharaj Kishen Jaitley.
    Minecraft Earth Beta Registration is Now Available for Android Smartphones

    Minecraft Earth Beta Registration is Now Available for Android Smartphones

    Other players in Minecraft Earth can view these objects from their smartphone, and even add to it. It probably should be much of a surprise that there's a lot of interest about Minecraft Earth .
  • Marvel announces She-Hulk, coming to Disney+

    Marvel announces She-Hulk, coming to Disney+

    Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was on hand at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday to announce the new titles. Disney+ is set to launch on November 12 and will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 for the whole year.
    Travis Scott To Release Netflix Documentary Next Week: Watch the Trailer

    Travis Scott To Release Netflix Documentary Next Week: Watch the Trailer

    A day later, the streaming service debuted the first trailer for Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly . The tapes, according to reports, featured a 60-second version of the trailer.
    European Union  states agree to share 356 'Ocean Viking' migrants among them

    European Union states agree to share 356 'Ocean Viking' migrants among them

    Rome had banned entry to private rescue ships, which operate off Libya in global waters close to Italy. More than 100 of those on board were minors, about 90 of whom were unaccompanied, according to MSF.
  • How Healthcare Providers Can Reduce Insurance Claim Denials

    And, it’s important to account for the time and effort spent by administrative staff handling these denied claims. They also have the potential to adversely affect patients’ opinions about the organization.
    Soyuz craft carrying robot cosmonaut fails to dock with ISS

    Soyuz craft carrying robot cosmonaut fails to dock with ISS

    It was launched from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday and is set to arrive at the station on Saturday. The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft was scheduled to dock with the station's Poisk module at about 1:30 a.m.
    Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

    Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

    Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, is one of several legal battles between the Democrats, who took control of the U.S. Lawmakers issued subpoenas in April, requesting extensive records on Trump, his family and three of his children.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.