French President Emmanuel Macron met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Saturday, August 24, ahead of the opening of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France.

French President Emmanuel Macron wants the leaders of Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States to focus on the defense of democracy, gender equality, education and climate change, and he has invited leaders from Asia, Africa and Latin America to join them for a global push on these issues.

But with the trade war between China and the United States escalating, European governments struggling to defuse tensions between Washington and Tehran, and global condemnation growing over illegal fires in the Amazon, Macron’s agenda could be eclipsed. (Reuters)

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