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G7 nations close to agreement on tackling Amazon fires - Macron says

G7 nations close to agreement on tackling Amazon fires - Macron saysFrench President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialised nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the devastation. "Theres a real convergence to say: 'let's all agree to help those countries hit by these fires'," he told reporters in Biarritz, which is hosting the annual summit of leaders from the Group of Seven nations. Macron shunted the Amazon fires to the top of the summit agenda after declaring them a global emergency, and kicked off discussions about the disaster at a welcome dinner for fellow leaders on Saturday.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:19:36 -0400
Trump, Abe say U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on trade deal

Trump, Abe say U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on trade dealThe United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to core elements of a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York next month. The agreement, if finalized, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:09:44 -0400
Box Office: 'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to No. 1 With $21 million debut

Box Office: 'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to No. 1 With $21 million debutLOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Angel Has Fallen," the third chapter in Lionsgate and Millennium's action franchise starring Gerard Butler, had a stronger opening weekend than expected, collecting $21.25 million during its first three days of release. Starring Jacob Tremblay, "Good Boys" generated $11.75 million in its sophomore outing, boosting its domestic total to $41.4 million. "Angel Has Fallen" nearly matched the $21.6 million debut of its predecessor, 2016's "London Has Fallen." The first film, 2013's "Olympus Has Fallen," kicked off with $30.4 million.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:01:43 -0400
WRAPUP 4-Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous move

WRAPUP 4-Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous moveBEIRUT/JERUSALEM, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the fall of two Israeli drones overnight in suburbs of Beirut dominated by the Iranian-backed group amounted to a very dangerous move. In the first such incident in more than a decade, one drone fell and second exploded before dawn near the ground and caused some damage to Hezbollah's media centre in the Dahiyeh suburbs, a Hezbollah official told Reuters.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:00:20 -0400
2 police officers wounded in Finland shooting

2 police officers wounded in Finland shootingPolice in Finland said two officers were shot and wounded early Sunday while on duty in the southern town of Porvoo. Finland's police chief, Seppo Kolehmainen, said one of the officers is seriously injured but in stable condition. The shooting took place shortly after midnight in an industrial area in Porvoo, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Helsinki after police received a routine alert about undisclosed activity.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:56:46 -0400
Argentina Treasury Minister defends use of Cenbank reserves - local media

Argentina Treasury Minister defends use of Cenbank reserves - local mediaArgentinas newly appointed Treasury Minister Hernan Lacunza defended the use of Central Bank reserves to ward off further depreciation of the peso following presidential primaries earlier this month, according to interviews published in local media on Sunday. "Theres no point in having these reserves if the dollar is flying off like a kite," Lacunza said in an interview with local daily La Nacion. Lacunza, who was sworn in as Treasury Minister last Tuesday, gave several interviews to local media outlets on Friday.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:55:01 -0400
EXCLUSIVE-Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to export more oil

EXCLUSIVE-Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to export more oilIran wants to export a minimum of 700,000 barrels per day of its oil and ideally up to 1.5 million bpd if the West wants to negotiate with Tehran to save a 2015 nuclear deal, two Iranian officials and one diplomat told Reuters on Sunday. A second official said "Iran's ballistic missile programme cannot and will not be negotiated.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:54:32 -0400
Box Office: 'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to No. 1 With $21 Million Debut

Box Office: 'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to No. 1 With $21 Million DebutLOS ANGELES, Aug 25, (Variety.com) - "Angel Has Fallen," the third chapter in Lionsgate and Millennium's action franchise starring Gerard Butler, had a stronger opening weekend than expected, collecting $21.25 million during its first three days of release. Starring Jacob Tremblay, "Good Boys" generated $11.75 million in its sophomore outing, boosting its domestic total to $41.4 million. "Angel Has Fallen" nearly matched the $21.6 million debut of its predecessor, 2016's "London Has Fallen." The first film, 2013's "Olympus Has Fallen," kicked off with $30.4 million.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:54:29 -0400
US, Japan agree to trade deal at G-7 summit, as Trump says allies 'respect' China tariff war

US, Japan agree to trade deal at G-7 summit, as Trump says allies 'respect' China tariff warIn an unexpected announcement at the Group of 7 summit, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they have agreed in principle to a trade deal following months of negotiations. Trump said that the United States and Japan planned to sign the agreement around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September. The deal will focus on "agriculture, industrial tarries and digital trade," per U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:48:00 -0400
Correction: Red Flag Laws story

Correction: Red Flag Laws storyIn a story Aug. 24 about red flag laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an officer was fatally shot by a man while serving a warrant to take his guns away last year under Maryland's new law. After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. With bipartisan support in many cases, 17 states and Washington D.C. have now passed "red flag laws" that allow the court-ordered removal of guns from people who are considered to be dangerous.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:46:37 -0400
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