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Brexit, wildfires, inequality on G-7 agenda

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/23/19, 12:46 pm

Leaders of the seven major industrial economies will discuss inequality and other global economic and social issues this weekend in France. U.S. President Donald Trump and the heads of state from Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Italy are all headed to the seaside town of Biarritz for the annual G-7 summit.

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China threatens new tariffs on U.S. goods

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/23/19, 12:27 pm

China fired another salvo in its trade war with the United States Friday. The communist country announced plans to levy retaliatory tariffs on an additional $75 billion worth of U.S. products ranging from soybeans and crude oil to cars and auto parts. China’s tariffs are set to take effect in two waves on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.

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South Korea breaks intelligence deal with Japan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/23/19, 11:03 am

South Korea and Japan will no longer share information about the North Korean nuclear threat. A 2016 intelligence pact between the two countries was due for renewal Saturday, but South Korea said Thursday it is scrapping the deal. A longstanding feud between the two nations recently flared up, leading to a breakdown in cooperation between two of the United States’ most important allies in the region.

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