🇫🇷LIVE from Biarritz, France

The G7 summit starts today, where world leaders will discuss global problems, from the #AmazonFires to inequality.


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Will world leaders talk about the climate emergency during #G7Biarritz?

We're on the ground answering your G7 questions
Hosting the G7 comes at a cost.

The French town of Biarritz has closed its beaches in the middle of summer for the summit #G7Biarritz
🇫🇷🏖 LOOK: This French artist, working with nonprofit
@ONE_Fr, brought his unique sand art to a Biarritz beach to deliver a message to world leaders #G7Biarritz
@ONE_Fr WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania arrive in France for the #G7Biarritz summit
@ONE_Fr President Trump and First Lady Melania will be staying at the Hotel du Palais for #G7Biarritz.

It was built for Empress Eugenie around 1855 as a summer villa 📷@JenniferJJacobs / Getty
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs IN PHOTOS: "Heads of state, act now, Amazon is burning"

Activists in France are protesting against the annual G7 summit attended by the leaders of the world's 7 richest countries #G7Biarritz #AmazonRainforest #G7EZ
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs "France is even more concerned than others because we are Amazonians - Guyana is in the Amazon."

French President Emmanuel Macron has thrust the #AmazonFires to the top of the G7 agenda and called for swift action #G7Summit
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after landing in Biarritz for the #G7Summit, expressed concern that the U.K. could get sucked into the spiraling trade dispute between the U.S. and China
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs Macron has called for #G7Summit talks on Brazil's #AmazonFires, but is he right to do so?

We put the question to people at the counter-summit in Hendaye and their reactions were mixed
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs "We are determined to act and tell them that they are not going in a good direction with climate..."

Here's why protesters have gathered in Biarritz to march against the #G7Summit
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs Seventeen people were arrested in Urrugne during clashes between #G7Summit protesters and police #G7Biarritz
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs WATCH: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives in Biarritz for the #G7Summit
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs Trump just tweeted about his bilateral lunch meeting with Emmanuel Macron, but mentioned the parody account @EmanuelMacrone
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs @EmanuelMacrone WATCH: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson slams French President Macron's threat to veto the EU trade deal with Brazil
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs @EmanuelMacrone This is the luxurious, beachfront 5-star hotel hosting world leaders at this year's #G7Summit
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs @EmanuelMacrone WATER CANNONS: Police fired a water cannon at anti-capitalist protesters blocking roads in a town near Biarritz, France during the #G7Summit
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs @EmanuelMacrone WATCH: Trump and Macron greet each another before the #G7Summit opening dinner.

Earlier, a @business report said Macron was attempting to isolate and embarrass President Donald Trump by putting niche issues like climate change on the agenda: bloom.bg/3234kD7
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs @EmanuelMacrone @business WATCH: While sitting down for #G7Summit meetings, Angela Merkel is heard discussing Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro.

Shortly after, a hand jammed into the lens of the camera, and the feed died #G7Biarritz
@ONE_Fr @JenniferJJacobs @EmanuelMacrone @business This year's #G7Summit isn't without its detractors. Here a French town near Biarritz prepares for potentially violent protesters
WATCH: World leaders arrive for the opening dinner at this year's #G7Summit, including Boris Johnson, who was in a mood for pranks
“This is a person who’s going to be a great Prime Minister, in my opinion.”

Trump praises Boris Johnson before talks between the U.S. and the U.K. begin at the #G7Summit
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulates Trump on the U.S. economy amid another increase on tariffs on China #G7Summit
🇫🇷LIVE from France on day 2 of #G7Biarritz.

What's happening today:

- World leaders will discuss inequality
- Macron will meet African leaders
- More counter-protests planned
- Family photo

Follow this thread for all the updates ⬇️
HAPPENING NOW: Activists are marching through the streets of Bayonne carrying 127 stolen portraits of Macron from town halls across France.

Today they'll reveal the portraits to denounce Macron's alleged inaction on the environment #G7Biarritz
"We're showing the truth about what Macron is doing"

This climate activist explains why stolen portraits of the French president are reappearing at anti-#G7Biarritz protests
WATCH: Climate activists in France cheer as they hold up official portraits of Macron that they’ve removed from town halls across the country.

They’re protesting against Macron's alleged inaction on the environment #G7Biarritz
“No to the mining in our lands. No to deforestation. No more invasions and disrespect.”

Brazil’s indigenous people are demanding urgent action for the #AmazonFires and an end to mining in the Amazon as world leaders are set to discuss the blaze at #G7Biarritz
WATCH: Trump said the U.S. is “very close” to reaching a major trade deal with Japan, during his meeting with PM Abe #G7Biarritz
WATCH: Trump said his lunch with Macron was "the best hour and a half I've ever spent with him".

But behind the scenes, U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity have said ties have been strained in the run-up to #G7Biarritz. French officials deny the allegations
During a meeting with U.K. PM Boris Johnson Sunday morning, Trump says he's had second thoughts on escalating the trade war with China #G7Biarritz
Santé! Cheers! 🍷

First Lady Melania Trump samples sangria at a local wine shop during a #G7Biarritz event just for spouses. (📷via @kate_hunterDC )
@Kate_HunterDC MORE: Melania Trump, and the other spouses of G7 leaders, are treated to a performance by a local choir in a church outside Biarritz #G7Biarritz (📷via @kate_hunterDC)
@Kate_HunterDC "It's a very special agreement. It replaces NAFTA which is perhaps the worst trade agreement ever done"

Trump talks about a new trade agreement during a meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC Earlier Trump said he's had second thoughts on escalating the trade war with China. Now, his spokesperson said he meant he regretted not raising tariffs even more.

Here's the full statement #G7Biarritz:
@Kate_HunterDC Boris Johnson once called Trump a man of "stupefying ignorance".

Today at #G7Biarritz, Trump said Johnson "is going to be a fantastic prime minister"

Read more via @business: bloom.bg/2Pa3rXI
@Kate_HunterDC @business WATCH: During a meeting with Donald Tusk, Boris Johnson said "the closeness of the U.K. to our European friends will persist beyond October 31, whatever happens” #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business LATEST: Trump says Japan and the U.S. have reached a trade agreement in principle.

“We’ve been working on a deal with Japan for a long time. And we’ve agreed in principle...billions and billions of dollars”
@Kate_HunterDC @business Reporter: "There are reports that the Iranian foreign minister is coming to #G7Biarritz, can you confirm that?"

Trump: "No comment"
@Kate_HunterDC @business Macron welcomes African heads of state and other influential figures to the #G7Biarritz summit, including:

🇿🇦South Africa
🇧🇫Burkina Faso
🇪🇬Egypt
🇸🇳Senegal
🇷🇼Rwanda
@Kate_HunterDC @business According to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Trump doesn't "have second thoughts" about potentially raising tariffs on Chinese goods #G7Biarritz #G7Summit
@Kate_HunterDC @business Flight data shows a plane registered to the Iranian government landing in Biarritz, where G7 leaders are gathered.

A French official said Iranian Foreign Minister hasn’t been invited to #G7Biarritz talks, but instead is meeting with his counterpart bloom.bg/322bw2a
@Kate_HunterDC @business Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Biarritz on the invitation of the French government, according to a tweet from his spokesman Abbas Mousavi.

Zarif will not be meeting with the U.S. delegation
@Kate_HunterDC @business What do you get when you combine Boris Johnson, a beach, a huge rock, and a gigantic hole?

A metaphor about Brexit 🙂👇 #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business "A gender equal world is healthier"

@katja_iversen of the Gender Equality Council urged leaders in Biarritz to push for progress for women #G7Summit #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen UPDATE: Flight data has shown that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's plane has left Biarritz, France, where the #G7Summit is being held
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen WATCH: World leaders gathered at the beachfront of Biarritz, France to take the 2019 #G7 Family Photo #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen THEN VS NOW: World leaders just gathered for the official #G7 family photo in Biarritz, France.

Here's what the first one looked like back in 1975 #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen Iran visited this year's #G7Summit with a French invitation. Here's why this unprecedented move is a huge deal
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen IN PICTURES: Here's a look a the first #G7Summit, which was actually the G6.

It included France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and the U.S.
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen 🏃 SPOTTED: Canada’s PM Trudeau on his morning run before the #G7Summit meetings
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen Melania Trump and other spouses of #G7 leaders high five a group of young surfers as they spend a morning on the beach of Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen Trump says he and Merkel agree that Iran "shouldn't be nuclear" #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen Trump says it would be "advantageous" to invite Russia to join the next #G7 summit #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen "We have great unity"

Trump says the #G7 leaders have had a very successful summit, opposite of what has been reported #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen Reporter: The G7 is about to lose its only female leader

Merkel: I am still here

Trump: She may surprise you. She may be here a long time. I know her well #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen 🇫🇷LIVE from France on day 3 of #G7Biarritz.

What's happening today:

- Macron and Trump's joint press conference
- Trump says China wants to restart trade talks
- More protests expected

Follow this thread for all the updates ⬇️
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen “China called last night our top trade people and said let’s get back to the table.”

Trump says China wants to restart trade talks #G7Summit
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen "We should not miss opportunities"

Iran's President Rouhani defends his foreign minister Javad Zarif's visit to #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen "It's sad first and foremost for him and the Brazilians"

Macron hits back at Bolsonaro after the Brazilian president endorsed a social media post insulting the French First Lady #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen G7 countries have agreed to commit $22 million to fight the #Amazonfire, Macron says
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen Trump skipped a work session on climate change with other world leaders during #G7Biarrirz, leaving an empty chair in the room
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen "I'm an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that," Trump said during #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen "Everybody hates G7!"

A group of protesters gathered in Biarritz after several anti-G7 demonstrations were canceled because of heavy police presence #G7Biarritz
@Kate_HunterDC @business @Katja_Iversen "We can't just sit back."

Boris Johnson announced a £10 million pledge to help restore the Amazon at the G7

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