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Amazon fires turn political as Bolsonaro calls out Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took to Twitter to urge countries from around the world to respond to the massive fires in the Amazon, but his remarks were met with hostility by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who essentially said to stay out of it.

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[Ticker] Belgian socialists and liberals scrap over EU post

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Belgian socialists have put forward former deputy prime minister Laurette Onkelinx as a candidate to be the country's next EU commissioner. The move follows a bid by Belgium's foreign and defence minister, Didier Reynders, from the liberal MR party, to take up the post. The MR has already secured a place for Charles Michel, its Belgian prime minister, to become the next EU Council president after Donald Tusk.

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France's Macron calls Amazon rainforest fires an 'international crisis'

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French President Emmanuel Macron has angered his Brazilian counterpart by saying the wildfires blazing in the Amazing rainforest are an "international crisis" that should be on the agenda at the G7 summit in Biarritz.


[Ticker] Italian parties get five days to form government

Added: 23.08.2019 7:01 | 3 views | 0 comments

Italy's president Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday he gives the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) five days to form a government. If they do not succeed there will likely be elections in October or November. This week prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned, after League leader Matteo Salvini pulled out of the government. The M5S - League government was the 65th government in Italy since 1945.

Trump ready to assist India, Pakistan over Kashmir if asked by both: White House official

Added: 23.08.2019 5:06 | 15 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is "ready to assist" India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue if both sides ask for it, the White House said on Thursday, even as Washington was "very...

Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly wildfires and a rally in the state capital Sacramento.

Trump court pick denounced feminists, gay-rights groups and diversity efforts in 1990s, 2000s editorials

Added: 23.08.2019 4:17 | 10 views | 0 comments

A White House aide nominated by President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court seat has a history of denouncing women's marches against sexual assault, dismissing education about multicultural awareness and accusing a major LGBTQ group of exploiting the brutal murder of a gay student for political ends.

Trump honors 'Mr. Basketball' with Medal of Freedom

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President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Boston Celtics point guard and basketball coach Bob Cousy Thursday afternoon at the White House.


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