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WHO reports record virus cases as Trump mulls in-person G7

Washington, United States | AFP |  The World Health Organization has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit as a sign of “normalization.” The WHO said Wednesday that more than 106,000 virus cases had been reported …

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Equities, yuan take hit as Trump dials up trade war with China

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Asian equity markets tanked and the yuan hit an 11-year low Monday after US President Donald Trump ramped up his trade war with China by hiking tariffs on more than half-a-trillion dollars worth of imports. However, dealers pared earlier steep losses after the president said …

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Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7

Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday seek to persuade President Donald Trump to offer flexibility on trade and also win concessions from the EU on Brexit, at a G7 summit hosted by France marked by stark divisions. Johnson was to hold his long-awaited first …

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Boris Johnson makes his big-time debut at Biarritz

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be on his chumminess with US President Donald Trump. The summit in France opens on Saturday, the one-month anniversary of the gaffe-prone Brexit cheerleader …

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