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  • group of seven Mar 19

    Trump Calls Off June G-7 Meeting Because of Virus

    President Donald Trump has called off the G-7 meeting at Camp David scheduled for June, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2019

    Trump Blames ‘Phony Emoluments Clause’ for Scrapped Plan to Host G-7 at His Miami Resort

    President Donald Trump on Monday defended his original decision to host the 2020 G-7 summit of world leaders at his private resort in Miami, blaming what he called the “phony” emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution for his abrupt reversal, NBC News reported. “You people with this phony emoluments clause,” Trump told reporters at the White House during a Cabinet...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Mulvaney’s Missteps Draw Scrutiny From Trump Allies

    For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went on television Sunday to defend his boss in effusive terms — and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    White House: Summit at Trump Property Would Look ‘Lousy’

    President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing “it looks lousy” to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday. Mick Mulvaney said Trump was “honestly surprised by the level of pushback” against his choice of Doral for next year’s Group of Seven gathering. He...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    White House: US to Host Next G-7 Summit at Trump National Doral Miami

    The White House said Thursday it has chosen President Donald Trump’s golf resort near Miami as the site for next year’s Group of Seven summit. The announcement to hold the event at Trump National Doral comes at the same time the president has accused Joe Biden’s family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    G-7 to Be Held at Trump Doral Resort in 2020

    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday that the G-7 summit will be held at President Donald Trump’s National Doral Resort in Florida from June 10 through June 12, 2020. When reporters asked about how selecting a Trump property could have the appearance of a conflict of interest, Mulvaney said the president believed benefits of hosting…

  • Massachusetts Oct 6, 2019

    Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

    Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called ideological “ashes of fear.” Francis opened a three-week meeting on preserving the rainforest and ministering to its native people as he fended off...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    House Democrats Probe Use of Taxpayer Money for Pence’s Stay at Trump Resort in Ireland

    House Democrats are demanding information on the use of taxpayer money at President Donald Trump’s hotels and properties, including during Vice President Pence’s trip this week to Doonbeg , Ireland. The push is part of an expanded effort this fall to investigate the president’s financial entanglements and business practices. The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees announced Friday...

  • The Associated Press Aug 29, 2019

    Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

    Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by President Jair Bolsonaro and followed international criticism of his handling of the environmental crisis. The period of the new ban coincides with the dry season,...

  • The Associated Press Aug 29, 2019

    Brazilian Indigenous Speak Out as Amazon Fires Rage

    So far in 2019, Brazil reported 83,000 fires, a 77% increase from the same period last year. Many of those were set in already deforested areas by people clearing land for cultivation or pasture. According to Brazil’s National Space Research Institute, an estimated 3,553 fires are now burning on 148 indigenous territories in the region.

  • NBC Aug 28, 2019

    House Panel to Investigate Trump’s Plan to Host G-7 Summit at His Doral Resort

    The House Judiciary Committee announced on Wednesday plans to investigate President Donald Trump’s proposal to hold the 2020 G-7 meeting at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort, NBC News reported.. “The President’s personal financial interests are clearly shaping decisions about official U.S. government activities, and this is precisely the type of risk that the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses were intended...

  • Associated Press Aug 27, 2019

    Bolsonaro Demands Macron Apologize Before Accepting Amazon Aid

    Brazil insisted on Tuesday that it would set conditions for accepting any aid from the world’s richest nations to help fight Amazon fires, saying France couldn’t protect the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire devastation and should focus on its own problems. The increasingly personal feud between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to derail a pledge...

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2019

    ‘No Bedbugs at Doral’: Trump Defends Florida Club He Wants for G7

    President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that his golf resort near Miami does not have bedbugs, a defense that comes a day after he promoted the club as a possible site for next year’s Group of Seven summit, NBC News reported. “No bedbugs at Doral,” the president wrote of the 800-acre Trump National Doral Miami. “The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing...

  • Donald Trump Aug 26, 2019

    Trump on US-China Trade: ‘Sorry, It’s the Way I Negotiate’

    Brushing off concerns about global economic instability, President Donald Trump defended the way he is trying to squeeze a trade deal out of China on Monday, saying it’s a style that worked for him as a businessman. Trump was challenged on a negotiating style in which he praises Chinese President Xi Jinping one day and castigates him the next. Allies...

  • Donald Trump Aug 26, 2019

    Trump on Profiting From Presidency: ‘I Don’t Care About Making Money’

    When asked about his idea of hosting next year’s G7 summit at his Miami golf resort, Trump denied he’s profiting off the presidency. “We haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing with it,” he told reporters from the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France.

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2019

    Brazil Military Begins Operations to Fight Amazon Fires

    Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying previously deforested areas had burned and that intact rainforest was spared. Even so, the fires were likely to be...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    With Big Tech’s Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon

    While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how the internet’s biggest marketplace works. The move echoes similar antitrust actions against Google and Microsoft that...

  • Donald Trump Jul 17, 2019

    Prime Day Surpasses Black Friday and Cyber Monday Despite Protests and Strikes

    Amazon’s 2019 summer blow-out sold more items than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, according to the e-commerce behemoth, despite strikes and protests scheduled to coincide with Prime Day.

  • Captain Dec 27, 2018

    ‘Miraculous’: Boy, 12, Survives Buried 40 Minutes in Avalanche

    A 12-year-old boy in the French Alps was found alive and uninjured after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes, an event his rescuers are calling a true “miracle.” French police in the town of Bourg Saint-Maurice said the boy was skiing off piste at the La Plagne ski resort in a group of seven skiers Wednesday when he...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2018

    The Homebody President: Trump Keeps It Quick on Trips Abroad

    Marathon days. Red-eye flights. Jam-packed agendas. When President Donald Trump travels abroad, he’s increasingly keeping it quick lately. Trump departed the United States Thursday for the Group of 20 summit in Argentina , where the homebody commander in chief will spend just 48 hours on the ground yet pack in a series of high-level meetings with foreign leaders. International summits...

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